Veiny Arms – A Sign of Physical Fitness or of a Potential Health Danger?

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vascularity veiny arms west florida veins body buildingFitness buffs and body builders are two groups that often have muscular arms with pronounced veins. This tie to fitness has made them a sought-after physical feature especially among men. It’s known as vascularity and in the body building world it is a highly coveted trait.

The visibility level of veins is due to the low percentage of subcutaneous fat deposits which helps muscle and vein look more defined. It is very much an aesthetic personal preference.

Though this type of vein patterning can occur naturally they can also be the result of unhealthy practices and patterns.

What causes pronounced veins?

While a low body fat and high muscle ratio is the main reason for appearance of veins, there are other reasons which are not so healthy.

Elevated blood pressure

When you exercise, your blood pressure raises to accommodate your muscle’s need for more blood. This causes your veins to dilate, enhancing vein definition, especially during high-intensity activities.

Please use caution when weightlifting or exercising if you have unregulated high blood pressure.

Elevated stress levels

Veiny arms can be a sign that your body is stressed out.

Age and Genetics

Some people naturally have skin that is easily seen through. This makes their veins easily visible, especially after a workout. Others have naturally wider veins that are closer to the surface and easily visible especially following a hard workout.

Age factor: Veins may be more visible as you age. Skin becomes thinner and can lose elasticity.

Dehydration – if you aren’t drinking enough water and getting enough healthy fats in your diet you may be dehydrated. While that can help make veins “pop” visually and be considered by some attractive, dehydration is a dangerous health state to be in. By the time you are thirsty, you are already beginning to become dehydrated. Drink water daily and regularly. Eat healthy fats such as avocado, peanut butter, other nuts, fish, and coconut oil.

Find your own balance. Feel healthy and live well.



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