How do you spend your day at the office? According to this article on Mercola Peak Fitness, the average American adult will spend between nine and 10 hours a day sitting, “which is so much inactivity that even a 30- or 60-minute workout can’t counteract its effects” – whoa. The article goes on to say that at the molecular level, the human body was designed to be active all day long, giving the example that within 90 seconds of standing, the muscular and cellular systems that process blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol are activated simply by carrying your own bodyweight. When you are inactive for extended periods of time, your body goes into “shut down” mode. Here are ten tips for ditching the seat at work every day for a healthier, happier life:
How do you keep your blow flowing and your body engaged at the office?
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We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.
If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.
Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.
Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.
Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.
All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.
Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel.
Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.
With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.
Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.