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Are Compression Clothes Your Style?

By Tom Herrin

It is no secret that styles change often.  The memory of bell bottom pants and nehru collars still linger in the back of my mind.  Styles have become a little more practical in recent years. More and more, some of them seem to make a little more sense.  One of those that seem to have some substance is compression clothing. Where they were once only seen in the gym or on the track, they appear to be showing up all over the place.  They may be the dress of choice for general casual wear for lots of people on the go. They can be seen at the market, at the drop-off at school, or in the park.

Tops Are Showing up More

While most people were accustomed to wearing some kind of T-shirt or sweatshirt, the modern version of these is a little more fitted.  Some are a little more snug than others. Those that are a tighter fit may serve as compression shirts. They may help to keep down inflammation when wearing them after a workout.  When people have begun to trim up and become a little more the way they want to look, these shirts can help to show off that trimmer body. That always helps to build self-confidence.

Socks Are an Old Standard

Compression socks have been used for a long time to help prevent blood clots in people who have had surgery or have some other need.  They have been proven to be very effective with problems with veins. There is no doubt that other compression clothing have been modeled after the socks and their success.  

Compression Shorts

The shorts sometimes appear to be the most popular of the items.  I have seen people wearing them at all sorts of places. Not only have I seen compression shorts at exercise classes but also all around town.  They may provide good support, particularly in cases in which there are minor strains or a need to gently hold the muscles in place.  

I have worn all of the items and found them to be useful and comfortable when matched with the right occasion. If you haven’t yet tried them, they may do a little more than the old standard wear.  They may be just the thing to add a little more comfort for your daily activities.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Longmont, Colo.

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