Today we're taking a look at why you should wear compression socks at work. Part of the reason? The device in your hand or computer on your desk. We'll get into that a bit more in just a moment.
We've written about this topic before, but it was mainly aimed at people who spend a lot of time on their feet at work. Of course, many of the tips in our Why You Should Wear Compression Socks blog are for everyone. We explain how compression works and why most workers would benefit from wearing compression socks.
But here's the twist: sedentary workers (raises hand) aren't moving as much throughout the day. And when you aren't moving your blood flow will slow down. That's why they get leg cramps, their feet fall asleep, and more. So let's check out a few of the reasons you should wear compression socks at work.
Deep Vein Thrombosis, aka DVT, is a concern for people who frequently sit for long periods of time. The Mayo Clinic says Deep Vein Thrombosis "occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. Deep vein thrombosis can cause leg pain or swelling, but also can occur with no symptoms."
Think about it: when someone has surgery and they're on bed rest for a while, they will be given compression socks to wear in hopes of enhancing blood flow and avoiding DVTs. Doctors have their patients wear compression socks because they will help the heart move blood throughout the body. Good blood circulation is a huge component of your health!
Feeling good is so essential to how we perform at work. If your body isn't at its best then work can suffer. We've established that compression socks move blood from the feet and back to the heart. And that is a huge benefit. But they also help move another type of fluid: Lymphatic fluid.
Live Science describes the lymphatic system as "a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body."
Just like with blood, gravity will have its way. If you aren't moving, lymphatic fluid can pool and the result is swelling and that heavy, tired legs feeling. Compression socks will decrease swelling and help keep that lymphatic fluid moving.
We think our Bolo socks are perfect for the boardroom, the office, or the front desk.
We started this company because we knew the benefits of compression socks were a great help in staying healthy and feeling good. But we also started Nabee Socks because we didn't want to wear drugstore compression socks that looked like Nana's old pantyhose. We did away with boring compression socks. We make the world's most fun and colorful compression socks!
And that goes for the workplace too! We recently wrote about wearing compression socks as dress socks. Feel good and look good with Nabee Socks! Take a look at our wide variety of compression socks and treat yourself today!
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