How Stretching Helps your Legs

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How Stretching Helps your Legs

Aching legs can be a symptom of varicose veins amongst other things. Unfortunately very tight muscles are also a cause of aching legs that often gets missed.


A sedentary lifestyle of not much movement or exercise and even a genetic predisposition can give rise to very strong and tight muscles. On the other side, overtraining can also cause muscles to get tight.


One way to check is to squeeze your calves and see if it is hard or supple. You know exactly who you are as you may not do leg exercises yet have very strong calf muscles as well as tight quadriceps and hamstrings.


The best thing you can do to help with that is stretch your legs often. There are multiple stretches you can find online as well as a foam roller that can help.

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