Embrace Everyday Wellness in 2018!

January 12, 2018

Embrace Everyday Wellness in 2018!

Make 2018 your year by being the best version of you all day, every day. What better way to start the new year than learning a few tricks that help you embrace everyday wellness? Below are six simple techniques that can help you focus on you for a change!

1. Meditate for five minutes daily

Finding time for yourself is hard but it is so important! Taking just five minutes a day, you can train yourself to relax and feel better. According to Forbes, after just a few short days of training yourself to meditate, you will reap benefits. Meditation improves concentration and attention, reduce anxiety (and even social anxiety!), and may lead to volume increases in critical areas of the brain that help learning and memory. Also, meditation calms our stress response and instills feeling of well-being according as stated by Breaking Waves Mindfulness. These benefits sound great to me!

2. Take a break from technology and look out the window or walk around the block

At this day in age, seeing an individual without a cellphone in hand is a rarity. The Huffington Post explains how too much technology could be causing you to have sleepless nights and getting “text claw” – sounds painful! Take time to relax and put your laptops, tablets, and phones away and get outdoors. Natural sunlight not only feels good, but it is good for you! According to NC State University, sunlight boosts your bodies vitamin-D which helps prevent some cancers and diseases as well as depression. Natural light also leads to enhanced productivity and that is never a bad thing. Take a break from the fluorescent office lights and walk around the block or sit by the window – it will make you (and your boss) happier.

3. Wear VIM & VIGR compression socks

Wearing compression socks every day at the recommended compression level of 15-20 mmHg can not only prevent issues later in life but can make you feel great all day starting today! We partnered with vascular surgeons and vein clinics to ensure we found the right formula to create the perfect compression sock. Using integrally knit graduated compression, our socks apply therapeutic pressure that starts at the ankle and gradually eases above. By squeezing the leg from the bottom up, our legwear can help increase the circulation of freshly oxygenated blood back to your legs.

Compression socks do all the following:

  • Alleviate achiness and heaviness
  • Energize legs
  • Prevent swelling
  • Prevent and reduce spider and varicose veins
  • Aid in muscle recovery

This means happy legs and feet for everyone and happy individuals over all!

4. Read a good book

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book” - Dr. Suess. I couldn’t have said it better myself! We all need an escape from reality and time to unwind. Put your feet up for a change and open that book that has been sitting on your nightstand. Not only will you give your mind a break, but reading has added health benefits. An article on bustle.com explains that reading can help reduce stress, increase your intelligence, improve your memory, and help make your brain stronger. So, no matter what your genre is, or whether you like fact or fiction, you deserve to treat yourself and read – your mind will thank you later. 

5. Stay hydrated!

Drink more water – it sounds so simple, right? Wrong! The Chicago Tribune found that nearly half of Americans do not drink enough water. On average, men should drink about 13 cups of water a day while women should aim for around 9. Staying hydrated can only help you, not hurt you! Women's Health explains that adequate water intake can help you lose weight, put you in a better mood, and help boost your metabolism – all of these benefits sound like a reward to me. A helpful way to remind yourself to drink water throughout your day is to set calendar reminders or alarms on your phone. This is an easy trick that can help you be your best self.

6. Laugh more

As Mayo Clinic  describes, laughing really is the best medicine. Not only does it reduce stress by activating and relieving your stress response, but it can also aid in soothing tension and stimulating numerous organs. When you giggle, you increase your intake of oxygen-rich air while stimulating your heart, lungs and muscles. This sends numerous endorphins throughout your body that are then released by your brain. So provide humor in everyday life and crack jokes (when appropriate!). A laugh or two a day can keep the doctor away – and keep you smiling!

There are so many tips for everyday wellness. What are some of your favorite wellness tricks that make you feel great all day, every day? Leave them in the comments below!

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Sizing, Fabric & Compression Levels Guide

Size Chart:

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.

VIM & VIGR Size Chart




Fabric Collections:


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 91% Nylon/9% Spandex


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 83% Moisture-wick Nylon/17% Nylon


  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex


  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

Garment Care:

Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

Compression Levels:

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.

VIM & VIGR Compression Levels

How to put on compression socks:

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.