Good blood circulation is vital to health. And movement helps move blood.
The heart gets a lot of the credit for circulation. Sure, we get it. The heart gets attention for pumping 1,500 to 2,000 gallons of blood every day.
How long does it take for blood to go from the heart to your toes?
We’re glad you asked. About a minute. Gravity helps. It’s all downhill (at least during most of the day).
But a how does the blood get back?
It’s an upward climb.
Thank your leg muscles. They are literally squeezing blood along. It’s been called a “milking” action—tiny valves in the veins snapping shut to keep the blood heading back to the heart.
Good muscles. Good circulation. Healthy body. Here’s Jon Zahourek’s quick take here.