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Dressing for Activity May Include Compression Apparel

By Tom Herrin

When people make changes, they often make them in lots of things.  Changing the daily schedule, the hobbies, the activities, and even the way of dress may all be part of an attempt to make things seem different.  It is a natural way to try to reset the mind. While the other things are a real change of routine, changing dress is something that may not require as much effort.  A popular thing for those who are active is to begin wearing compression clothing. There are many different kinds, some of which can be useful and some of which may be more looks than product.

The Compression Socks

For many years now, compression socks or stockings have been used for people who have had surgery or have some other health problem.  Especially when people have a likelihood of developing blood clots by having blood accumulate in extremities, these socks can help to keep pressure on the outside of blood vessels.  This helps the blood to return to the heart in the process of circulation. Several other issues may be improved as well by the use of these.

The Compression Tops

It seems that more people are wearing compression shirts or vests.  They can serve some purpose in helping to reduce swelling. They may also provide a good feeling of support and comfort as people move around.  Whether or not they actually do much probably varies. One thing is for sure, as people trim up and get in better shape, a compression top may help create an image that leaves a feeling of success.

The Compression Shorts

Almost everywhere I look these days, I see people wearing compression shorts or pants.  I have worn the shorts at times. They are pretty comfortable if they are not too snug.  They seem to provide pretty good support and help to prevent fatigue. For those with minor muscle or other soft tissue injuries, they appear to have the ability to help almost like a brace.  I have worn them when refereeing soccer, underneath my shorts. Many people wear them while riding bicycles. I also see many moms wearing them for casual wear while in activities in which they are dealing with their children.  While compression clothing may not be a real fix for everything, they do have their place.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Corpus Christi, Tex.

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