Who would’ve thought a muscle so close to the ground would be considered the “second heart”?! Our soleus muscles are so important for healthy venous blood return! Watch out though, because the soleus muscles can be underactive due to a sedentary lifestyle. They can also be overactive due to compensation patterns, as they can work extra hard to stabilize us in a standing position when other stabilizing muscles are inhibited. Keep those soleus muscles strong and healthy…your circulation will thank you!