Four Tips & Tricks on Self Care

February 02, 2018

Four Tips & Tricks on Self Care

We all value health and wellness, right? In theory, it sounds great: hit the gym every morning, drink your eight glasses of water, do desk yoga then get nine hours of peaceful undisturbed sleep. #goals. But, when it comes to the daily grind, prioritizing everyday wellness is harder than it seemed on January 1st.

  1. Prioritize Work Breaks

Long days, stressful situations, and solving complex problems – it’s exhausting. Taking a step toward wellness can be as simple as carving out time slots throughout the day to sit down (or take a walk!), gather your thoughts, and breathe.

Even when you feel strapped for time, it’s important to nourish your body with wholesome foods throughout the day and avoid skipping meals. Taking just ten minutes to de-stress and rejuvenate your mind and body will help you to be more efficient once you get back to work.

  1. Recognize Your Limitations

It’s natural to get stressed! We’ve all been there – overwhelmed, overworked and still feeling behind. Acknowledge your stress level and accept the possibility that you may be more efficient if you prioritize quality over quantity of hours worked.

  1. Build a Support Network

A strong network of family and friends is crucial in maintaining personal health. It’s not a bad idea to reach out to your colleagues as well. They may understand your responsibilities like no one else can. Set aside time to grab coffee or lunch with them and connect.  

  1. Choose Wellness

We’re here to help you live your life to its healthiest potential. In addition to making sleep, nutrition, and exercise priorities this year, you can incorporate wellness into your lifestyle through the clothes you choose to wear.

For example, compression socks use therapeutic graduated compression to increase the circulation of freshly oxygenated blood back to your legs, reducing fatigue and achiness that can occur during long hours on your feet.

And just a word from us to you: Use your vacation days! Spend time with family - or even just by yourself! When you settle back into real life, you will be happier, better rested, and more successful.  

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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:


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 82% Nylon/18% 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: 75% Moisture-wick polyester/13% Nylon/12% Spandex


  • 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.