Fab over 40: 7 tips for gorgeous legs

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Healthy legs can help us look and feel younger even as we get older. Gorgeous legs start with a strong circulatory system, which is key to keeping varicose veins and other forms of vein disease at bay. Lifestyle choices have a say in the matter as well. Consider these exercise and diet tips to keep your legs looking great, even after 40.

The calf is key…

Flexing your calf muscle gets the blood moving up your leg and towards your heart. Those with poor circulation often have weak valves in their veins which allows the blood to pool in ankle areas instead of moving up the leg as it should, causing varicose and spider veins.

Getting up on your toes will often do the trick. A brisk walk or jog also activates the calf muscle. If you sit during most of the workday, take breaks that involve walking or stretching and getting up on those toes as much as possible. Even while sitting, engage your calf muscle by moving your foot up and down whenever possible. READ MORE…

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