You may not realize just how easy it is to not get enough movement in during times like these – the Covid19 Pandemic. Working from home, Zoom calls, possibly schooling from home, and many places that provide opportunities for walking or working out closed. We have had to adjust our lives – and many of the tasks during the majority of our days are highly sedentary ones. Wearing full length compression socks during the day can be a great way to boost blood flow and stay healthier during low-density movement periods.
Compression socks are made of light-weight materials such as nylon, lycra, or spandex, which are stretchy. The material is breathable and wearing them will provide added comfort while you are in your home!
Full length compression socks cover the entire lower leg from knee to toe and act as your pair of socks as well, so that you don’t need to wear any socks on top of them. The right fit will be snug but not uncomfortable.
If you suffer from swollen feet, whether because your work has you standing or sitting for long periods of time, or if you have had previous medical issues or injuries to the legs or veins within the legs, full length compression socks can provide great options for relief from pain and swelling.
Compression socks prevent blood from pooling in your leg veins. Full length compression socks have the benefit that socks will provide compression to your feet as well as your entire lower leg.
The graduated compression design increases blood flow, which increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients that are able to reach the muscles as they are being engaged during activity or as the sock is worn in general. Graduated compression means the sleeve or sock is tighter at the bottom than at the top, putting greater pressure on the leg at the ankle (for sleeves) or the foot (for socks) and lessening on the way up to the thigh. This pressure aids in the movement of the blood up the leg, and through the veins’ system of valves, preventing pooling and overall allowing the blood to return back to the heart more efficiently.
If you have started more physical activity to combat your sedentary lifestyle, wearing compression socks can actually decrease some soreness you may experience, as lactic acid is removed more quickly due to the compression.
You will have fewer muscle cramps while wearing compression socks because of the increased blood flow’s ability to bring nutrients to muscles more quickly.
Whether you’ve had one in the past and you want to prevent another one, or you have had a job that involves a lot of sitting for years, or you have other health conditions that raise your risk for blood clots – compression socks can save your life! The recommended compression for general use is usually between 20 and 30 mmHg (this measurement is millimeters of mercury).
Accessorize and keep your legs warm simultaneously! Cold muscles are more prone to microtears and injuries, but warm muscles are ready to take a walk or climb some stairs whenever you are!
Support muscles and joints during workouts. It’s important to schedule workouts into your routine at home. When you do, compression socks can provide extra support to your muscles and joints, as well as during recovery from a workout.
Where to Purchase Compression Socks
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