Does your profession require you to sit or stand for most of the day? Whether you are a teacher, construction worker, bus driver, nurse, or hair stylist, whether your workplace is outdoors, in a car, or in a retail shop, your feet and legs do a great job in supporting you through your entire working day.
However, the venous system in the legs is under quite some strain. You may experience heavy legs after a long work day. Read here how we help you to protect and boost your leg health and how we support your lifestyle.
Medical compression stockings are usually prescribed by a doctor, and can befitted professionally by selected retailers with certified fitters on staff. There are also prescription-free products available.
Graduated compression wear supports the proper function of your venous valves to ensure that the blood is pumped back to the heart more efficiently. As a result, your legs feel healthy and relaxed all day long, and your work performance in standing and sitting position increases.
Sigvaris compression wear is produced in a way to exert controlled, active graduated pressure along the leg, promoting venous circulation and the return of blood to the heart. And our solutions don't look like medical aids. We design fashionable garments using a large selection of materials in basic and fashion-forward colors for every season and occasion.
From the very first use of your compression wear, you should feel an immediate beneficial effect – pain, swelling, heavy-leg sensations, and muscle stiffness are reduced. Also, wearing compression stockings regularly improves your venous hemodynamics, thereby increasing your cardiovascular fitness.
Last, but not least, compression also aims to prevent and/or manage complications associated with venous disorders such as varicose veins, phlebitis, and venous thrombosis.
Regular physical activity, such as hiking, yoga, gymnastics, etc., builds muscles that are important for upright posture. It boosts the metabolism, prevents illness, helps you lose weight, and is good for the heart and blood vessels.
If you – as many of us – don't have the time to do sports or rigorous exercise, simply try to modify your everyday behavior in small ways:
You can benefit your vein health by activating and training the muscle pumps of your lower legs with our 4 quick leg exercises. Contracting your leg muscles helps to enhance the venous return of the blood towards the heart. Even a few minutes of exercise can have a positive impact.
It is best to do these exercises barefoot or while wearing thick socks to most effectively activate the foot muscle pump. Repeat each exercise at least 10 times in two or three sets.