Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Merry Marathoner's Christmas Day 3

This gift is a little bit more visual and you may have seen others using them and wondered "What on earth?" They are called compression sleeves or compression socks. I gave the gift of compression sleeves. 
There are many benefits of compression sleeves for instance if you cramp up a lot while you are running they can help reduce the frequency or if your healing time takes a few days and you want to shorten that, they can help with that as well. 
Pro compression states that "benefits such as improved blood flow, stability and comfort are universally understood." These are little bit hard to put on but can show great improvement of the reduction of swelling for instance. "True graduated compression promote circulation by squeezing fluids away from your feet and ankles toward your knees and core. This design reduces swelling and inflammation and provide critical support to muscles and tendons." 
Even though I bought these for the use of running there are also great if you're standing long days were traveling and can't move forward many hours to help reduce swelling in your legs.
Merry Christmas and Keep on Running!