Today we thought we’d discuss how our compression socks can help people who have to sit for work all day.
Prolonged sitting day after day can have its health risks including cardiovascular disease. It can cause the circulation to slow and fatty acids to build in your blood vessels which can affect your heart. The blood that has flowed to your feet has a difficult time finding it’s way back up the legs to the heart. The veins need a little extra help get the blood flowing again. If the veins can’t get help, they can’t return the blood flow which can then be the beginning of painful varicose and spider veins.
MedicineNet recommends a 5 minute exercise break every hour even if it is a walk around the office.
But I have to sit all day. What can I do?
Compression socks can help! They aren’t only for athletes. In fact, they were first created as a medical stocking for patients to help stop leg swelling, prevent blood clots, and improve blood flow. They were made for the exact problems that a desk job often creates. For people who stand or sit for long periods, compression socks can help the muscles and heart.
Make sure you choose the knee high compression socks and not the ankle or sleeves.
Our compression socks can help your body continue to function as it should. Combine them with increased movement throughout the day and a healthy diet to keep your heart pumping strong. After all, your health is a top priority!