Circulation is as important to us as eating, drinking and breathing. Without circulation our body would simply die. A great analogy is that of two plants.If one is watered and given nutrients
it will flourish and grow. If the other one isn’t then it will wither and die. The same applies to our bodies. Put quite simply: Good Circulation = Good Health : Poor Circulation = Poor Health.
How does our Body Circulate Blood.
Our body transports our blood through our circulatory system. This is a network of major arteries that then branch off to veins, and finally our smaller capillaries. It is a bit like an Ocean flowing into several rivers and then feeding into minor tributaries. Our heart pumps this blood through our entire body, providing essential oxygen and nutrients to all living tissue at a cellular level.
Age and Circulation
A common question is does our age affect our circulation? There are many factors that can affect the body’s ability to circulate blood, and age is one of them.. When we are young ( and some of you may still be ), our circulation is at it’s peak. Our body is performing optimally and we recover quickly from both minor and major injuries. Our body’s ability to repair itself is the best it can be. As we age, the body slows down and injuries take longer to recover from. This is directly related to how efficiently our body is transferring the essential nutrients and oxygen, and how effectively it is removing the toxins from our system.
This is a very simple blog on Circulation, but seemed a great place to start.. In following posts i will go into more detail and also explain the importance of our body’s lymphatic system and how the two work together to help the body function efficiently