Top Tips for a Healthy Circulatory System

The circulatory system is formed of the heart, lungs and blood vessels that are responsible for transporting nutrients, gases, hormones and cells to every part of the body. It doesn’t require anything to get the circulatory system moving but it does help to improve and strengthen it to maintain a healthy body.

Helping to stimulate the blood circulation can help to boost just about every bodily function and can improve overall health. Diet, exercise and supplements can all play an important role in this. Here are a few tips to help boost your blood flow;

Diet is the Key

Looking after your weight and diet is helpful when trying to control your blood pressure and giving your circulation a much-needed boost. Trying to decrease the intake of sodium within the diet, such as processed food and replacing it with potassium such as; dark, leafy greens and bananas. Having too much sodium stored in the body can cause the blood vessels to contract affecting those with circulatory disorders. Similarly, keeping track of your cholesterol levels can also help to avoid any interference within the blood flow. On average it is recommended that the total cholesterol levels for a healthy adult should be 5 mmol/L, it is always advised to get your levels checked regularly.

Keep Moving

Love it or hate it, it is a well-known fact that exercising can do your body a world of good! It can help to strengthen the heart and lower blood pressure. Any form of cardio activity that gets you moving; walking, running, cycling, swimming etc. can make a difference as it helps to raise your heart rate and gets the blood pumping around the body. Start of slowly if you are new to exercise and keep building it up, as you get stronger. Even ten minutes a day is better then doing nothing.

Add in Some Gingko Biloba

This supplement is an all-round circulation booster that helps to improve blood flow and oxygen delivery. It helps to maintain cardiovascular function by opening the vessels that deliver blood to the brain to help the blood flow more efficiently. In some cases it is also believed to help memory and cognitive functions by protecting against nerve damage caused by Alzheimer’s.


If you have a primarily sedentary job that requires being inactive for the best part of the day you may find it difficult to fit in exercise into your daily routine. Sitting in the same position for long periods of time has been known to be bad for circulation and also for you posture. Taking time to go for a short walk during a break or doing leg extensions under the desk can be beneficial to keep your blood circulating.

The Power of Garlic

Garlic is a common herb that is best known for flavouring foods and has been an integral part of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, it is beneficial as part of an every day diet- either in food, or as a supplement. It has also been known as an all-round tonic, helpful for cleansing the blood that can help to lower blood pressure slightly in people with hypertension.

Detox is Not Just For January


The spike in January gym memberships is usually followed by a swift drop in attendance levels as fitness resolutions and detox plans are hastily abandoned. However, there are plenty of reasons to stick with the detox to make the process feel a lot easier.

Producing long term results takes time

The key to feeling fitter and healthier for the long term is to be consistent with exercise and diet plans.  The problem is that many people want instant results without the effort and end up bowing out before the new routine has a chance to work. It takes time to cancel out the ill effects of unhealthy eating and a sedentary lifestyle but it’s worth the struggle in the long run.

Vitamins and natural aids can kick start an ailing detox plan

Sales of supplements that aid digestion and reduce appetite, like Green Tea Extract and Gingko Biloba, tend to increase in January as customers focus on boosting their energy levels, alertness and mood throughout the winter months. Taking these supplements regularly will help consumers to feel healthier very early on. As a retailer, Nature’s Care vitamins and minerals are a great range to recommend; customers will feel the noticeable benefits of incorporating them into their diet, giving them the energy and impetus to continue with their health and fitness resolutions for the year ahead.

Steady weight loss is better than an instant drop

Eating a clean diet made up of complex carbohydrates, leafy greens and protein can help to boost weight loss and encourage the digestive process along. Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the risk of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. If weight loss is achieved slowly there’s a greater chance of keeping it off for the long term. Who is the blog directed to? Inform consumers that taking Fish Oils and Essential Fatty Acids can also help to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Radiant skin, stronger nails and shinier hair

Eating right leads to healthier skin, nails and hair as the body receives all the nutrients it requires to promote cell renewal and boost elasticity. Recommend Co Enzyme Q10, an ideal supplement to revive tired-looking skin – its anti-ageing properties help to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, smooth and soften the skin and improve blood circulation.

Rise in energy levels and reduction in ailments

Fatigue and lethargy will be side-lined by a successful detox as energy levels improve. This is especially true if customers have given up alcohol and fatty foods that are known to dull, rather than enhance, the senses. Advise customers to take supplements that prevent infections and illnesses to ensure that they don’t fall off the fitness bandwagon. Cranberry is ideal for preventing urinary infections and Ginger is useful for treating colds and the flu.

Talk to your customers about their individual detox goals and recommend a personalised mix of vitamins and minerals to help them reach their targets with ease. Provide them with the right mix of supplements to complement their detox plan and they’ll soon be feeling fitter, healthier and ‘Parkacre prepared’ for the year ahead.