What to Do When You're Feeling Swollen

What’s Swelling?

Swelling happens when your body holds extra water. It's like when a sponge soaks up water!

Drink Water

Sounds weird, right? But drinking more water tells your body it's okay to let go of the extra.

Move Around

When you sit still too long, you puff up. Jump around, dance, or just walk. Movement helps!

Too much salt makes you hold water. Try snacks with less salt for a few days.

Eat Less Salt

Lying down and putting your feet up higher than your heart helps reduce swelling in your legs.

Elevate Your Feet

Wear Loose Clothes

Tight clothes can make swelling worse. Wear something comfy and loose!

Cool Down

Applying a cool compress can bring down swelling. It’s like magic ice!

Fruits & Veggies

Some fruits and veggies can help reduce water holding. Watermelon and cucumbers are great choices!

Avoid Sitting Too Long

Try not to sit for more than an hour at a time. Get up and stretch.

Ask someone to gently rub the swollen areas. It helps move the extra water out.