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Compression Socks for Exercise?

  You’ve probably been out for your morning run, or your morning coffee run and seen someone exercising with tall socks.  While we weren’t there to know if they were as cool or fun as PODsox, we can tell you that if they were compression socks, the athlete was probably looking for some benefits from them past what you would expect from your average 80’s tube sock.     What kind of benefits you may ask? We can’t speak for other brands, but from personal experience, PODsox make you run faster, look sexier and your sweat will smell like strawberry-tinged...

Sep 12, 2015 0 comments

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Compression stockings for Travel

  You know how your feet swell by the end of a long flight?  That’s your body not being able to get blood back out of your feet as fast as your heart can pump it into them.  People who fly are at a 3-4x higher risk for blood clots.  This risk increases to 6x more if you have a window seat.  (See text box at the end of the post copied from the CDC website for additional risk factors for blood clots.)  If the blood sits there and stagnates, there is a possibility it could clot.  If it clots,...

Sep 07, 2015 0 comments

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Benefits of Compression

Compression really does work! If you are one who likes to read research, check out the abstract pasted below. The plain English take on it?  Compression decreases lactic acid after intense workouts, which speeds recovery time.  Woo Hoo to that!   Effect of compression stockings on physiological responses and running performance in division III collegiate cross-country runners during a maximal treadmill test. (English) By: Rider BC; Coughlin AM; Hew-Butler TD; Goslin BR, Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research / National Strength & Conditioning Association [J Strength Cond Res], ISSN: 1533-4287, 2014 Jun; Vol. 28 (6), pp. 1732-8; Publisher: Human Kinetics...

Jul 31, 2015 1 comment

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