New Year, Healthier You: 3 Healthy Decisions to Make Every Day

January 23, 2017 1 Comment

New Year, Healthier You: 3 Healthy Decisions to Make Every Day

Whether you’re big on New Year’s Resolutions or not, you probably have a few health goals up your sleeve for 2017 (and if you don’t, let’s kick them off together!). The key is to recognize that successful health goals are going to be long-term; without a set plan with milestones to celebrate along the way, that initial determination and excitement that you had on January 1st will wear off real quick. Rome wasn’t built in a day (or a year, for that matter), and your ideal self won’t be either. No matter how big or small your goals are, you can’t go wrong by taking small, consistent steps forward because progress will ultimately keep your drive going strong! If you’re looking for a little guidance, here are three daily decisions you can make (starting today!) that will lead to big health benefits in the long run (no pun intended):

  1. Keep your workouts well-rounded: If 30 minutes on the elliptical is your everyday go-to and you’re not seeing the results you want, there’s probably a reason for that. While your consistency is admirable, your body has likely hit a plateau if you’ve been hitting the same movements with the same muscle groups. The writers at POPSUGAR suggest switching up your workout routine frequently to ensure that your exercises don’t become lose their spark. You can keep it fresh by creating a rotation schedule, or diving into a new workout class – hey, you may even find your new favorite sweat-sesh!
  2. Schedule in recovery: An event like your daughter’s summer wedding is great motivation to drop a few sizes, but be sure to schedule in time for some r&r between your morning runs. Pushing your body to the limit may seem like a good idea at the time, especially when you’re feeling motivated, but over-exerting yourself puts you at a higher risk of injury – there’s nothing like a pulled muscle to set you back! It’s best to give your body at least one day of rest each week, while taking actions every day that can help your muscles recover including staying hydrated, eating clean, balanced meals and snacks throughout the day, stretching, wearing compression socks and more.
  3. Make VIM & VIGR a habit: Just as you choose to reach for an apple over a candy bar, reaching for compression socks instead of regular ones will affect your health in long-term, positive ways. Simply by putting compression socks on, you’re being proactive about your health! The science-backed therapeutic pressure of VIM & VIGR’s socks increases the circulation of freshly oxygenated blood back to your legs, benefiting you when you’re sitting, standing, exercising, recovering, traveling or pregnant. From preventing swelling and discomfort to giving you increased energy, VIM & VIGR’s compression socks will help you in achieving your health goals every step of the way.

If you’re working toward a health goal (or three) this year, we want to hear how it’s going! You can tweet us at @VIMVIGR, or shoot us a message on Facebook or Instagram.

 





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katherine
katherine

January 28, 2017

can you please start showing older models wearing your product? it feels like there’s an age limit and 20’s is it.

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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.

Size Chart - VIM & VIGR Fashionable Compression Legwear

Sleeves & Tights

 

Fabric Collections:

NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 82% Nylon/18% Spandex

MOISTURE-WICK NYLON

  • 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: 75% Moisture-wick polyester/13% Nylon/12% Spandex

COTTON

  • 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

MERINO WOOL

  • 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.