Compression for Exercise

Research suggests that physical activity can reduce a person’s risk for developing blood clots. Wearing medical grade compression during physical activity reduces these risks even further. Whether you’re a pro-athlete or more of a walk in the park type, it’s important to wear medical compression stockings and keep your body moving. Research also suggests that compression can reduce recovery time, improve muscle soreness and enhance overall performance.

On average, one person dies every six minutes from a blood clot

Athletic Benefits

Compression garments have been shown to have health and performance benefits when worn during a period of exercise and the recovery period after. These include:

  • Reduced leg swelling
  • Reduced muscle fatigue
  • Minimized muscle pain
  • Enhanced muscle performance
  • Significant decrease in perceived exertion
  • Increase in acceleration
  • Reduced impact during acceleration

These positive effects can continue up to 72 hours post-exercise.

Stay Active & Healthy

Starting and adhering to an exercise program takes effort and isn’t easy. But even the best of athletes acknowledge the benefits of regular compression use. Compression combined with exercise can improve your comfort, recovery after exercise and also reduce your risk of serious medical complications like a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Reward your efforts in the gym by adding compression to your athletic wardrobe.

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