Tis the season for traveling! Whether you’re heading out to spend quality time with your loved ones or to get as far away from them as possible, long hours spent sitting in planes, trains and automobiles can inflict unnecessary strain on your veins. Fortunately for you, this season’s travel plans can now include your compression socks, greatly reducing the stress on your body.
The negative impact of travel on blood circulation is well documented. A recent article from ABC News addressed the dangers of air travel stating, “The cabin’s low air pressure and your own inactivity can be an ugly one-two punch that slows blood circulation, cracking open the door for deep vein thrombosis.” In addition, a recent article from The Huffington Post listed compression socks as one of their, “13 Smart Ways to Stay Healthy on A Road Trip.” Gizmodo also agreed that compression socks were the way to go in their article, “How to Keep Travel From Wrecking Your Body,” saying, “Wearing a pair of tightly fitting compression socks while traveling could help reduce swelling, soreness and stiffness that is often associated with sitting for long periods of time.”
With Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a potentially life threatening condition, affecting 1 in 4 people in the U.S., it is critical that this holiday season,we all take steps to protect our bodies from the potential dangers of traveling. Thankfully we can also do it in style! What will you be wearing during your travels?