How to stop feet and ankles swelling in hot weather – 7 steps to prevent ‘trapped’ fluid

Put your feet up

Elevation is one of the best ways to ‘drain’ excess fluid trapped in the tissues around your feet and ankle.

Care Plus recommended elevating your feet and legs higher than your heart, about three or four times a day for 30 minutes at a time.

Eat a healthy diet

Being overweight increases the risk of swollen feet or ankles and a long list of many other health problems.

Eating a healthy diet with plenty of nutrient-rich foods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes, in line with your energy requirement, can help to maintain or reach a healthy weight.

Miss Svandfeldt said: “If you’re unsure about how much energy is sufficient for you, the Lifesum app can help you to calculate your energy needs to ensure that you reach and stick to your daily requirements.”

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