If you live in Austin, varicose veins are kind of a given. That’s why I don’t live there. But seriously, I know that first statement is a gross generalization that is not true. What is true is this: I never want to get varicose veins. My legs are already pasty enough because of the fact that I don’t wear shorts enough. I don’t need to add unsightly varicose veins to the mix. From what I can tell, people get spider veins because they have circulation problems. Their veins have waved the white flag in the war on gravity. Circulation issues can also lead to other embarrassing health problems that might have you paying more attention to ED commercials. Anyway, you know what is a great way to keep your circulation good? Exercise. I’ve found in the last year that exercise cures a lot of ailments. It’s also amazing just how easy it is to exist and be a productive member of society these days without incurring any real exercise. Thanks a lot, computers. Do you think that Spider Man has spider veins? After researching the question thoroughly, turns out he does not. Know why? Because he exercises, that is why.