With the advent of computers, we’re sitting more than ever. And being on your butt for long stretches at a time promotes poor circulation to your legs and feet, among other things. Our bodies just weren't designed for it.
No wonder your feet get cold or you might find yourself with a midday leg cramp. Sitting for extended periods of time often causes blood to pool in your legs. If you’re desk-sitting you aren’t engaging the leg muscles either. But compression socks can aid in moving the fluid out of your legs, helping you feel better and more energized.
It’s time to unseat some traditions.
One tradition begins in the morning when you’re getting dressed. Instead of grabbing your usual socks, pull on compression socks. They'll do wonders for you every day as you sit in your office chair.
Another benefit of compression: it can help you keep your youthful looking legs and healthy veins. In other words, you don't have to surrender to the aging of your legs and feet -- you can fight back!
Compression increases venous circulation and overall leg health and may delay the onset of varicose veins, possibly for years. Although it’s been well known by NASA and the medical community for years, for some reason many office workers are behind the curve when it comes to prevention.
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Birmingham, Alabama is referred to as the Magic City because the iron industry boomed so quickly following the Civil War. Birmingham has a park to match every running style, an eatery to match every appetite, and is home to some of the best coffee and craft beer. There’s no Ham like B’ham!
In this article, Lily Trotters Ambassador, Holly (insert link to bio not yet on site), discusses best places to run and/or hike, then grab a post workout coffee or beer in Birmingham, Alabama.