Top 5 Reasons why you must wear compression socks
1. You Workout 🏋️👟🏃♂️
Compression socks speed up muscle recovery and boost athletic performance. In fact, most professional runners already wear compression knee socks or calf sleeves. This is because compression has been shown to enhance athletic performance and speed up muscle recovery after exercise. In fact, several scientific studies indicate that by stimulating blood flow, compression socks reduce lactic acid build-up, which delays the onset of muscle fatigue and speeds up recovery.
2. You Travel ✈️🧳💺
With virtually no way to stretch out or move around, plane travel is quite literally a pain. But combined with reduced oxygen, the prolonged stint of stillness can cause blood to thicken and pool in the legs, putting you at risk of a life-threatening blood-clot, commonly known as Deep Vein Thrombosis. Compression socks reduce the risk of venous pooling. But hydrating and moving around the cabin will help, too!
3. You’re Pregnant 🤰👶🏻🍼
A whole lot is happening in your body at this time. Changes to estrogen levels and weight, coupled with decreased activity, can significantly increase your risk for developing varicose veins, spider veins, and even life-threatening blood clots. Wearing compression socks boosts blood circulation. They provide some relief from aches and pains and can help prevent cankles (fluid-filled, puffy ankles). Compression socks have been a part of maintaining a healthy pregnancy for a long time. Of course, consulting with a doctor is always recommended for maximum safety and comfort.
4. You Sit or Stand…a Lot 👩⚕️🏢👔
Dr. Howard LeWine, Chief Medical Editor at Harvard Health Publications, wrote back in 2011 that blood clots and DVTs are among the top under-the-radar health conditions and resulted in the hospitalization of more than 250,000 Americans each year. Standing or sitting for too long slows down circulation, which is a pain in the…legs. In extreme cases, a sedentary lifestyle can lead to spider veins, varicose veins, or even small blood clots. Compression socks help keep the blood flowing, slowing the onset of all kinds of nasty hard to detect health situations.
5. You Love Cool Socks 🧦 🧵❤️
Happy feet are a way of life at Belair. From business casual to fashionably athletic, these colourful, sweat-wicking foot soldiers work hard to keep you comfy and supported all day long. Made of cutting-edge fabric, Belair’s signature 80-20 split of advanced moisture wicking nylon and stretchy spandex/Lycra help the socks keep their strength and shape. Moreover, with a ton of colors and designs (and more coming out), these socks always look as good as they feel.