During frigid weather, taking a nice, steamy bath is very comforting. It’s not always prudent, though, as hot water dilates veins, thus contributing to their becoming varicose.
However, elevating your legs for 30 minutes per day can improve blood flow. Therefore, if you must resist the urge to soak, use the time wisely, and put your feet up, resting them on the edge of the tub as you relax.
Remember, if you get varicose veins, you’ll really be in hot water!