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Health Benefits of Compression Sleeves for Fitness and Wellness

What challenges do you face in your fitness routine? Living in a rural area, the rugged terrain for running and walking increases my level of difficulty. The resulting hybrid workouts become more about hiking and really put my endurance to the test. Trying out my new compression sleeves was a definite improvement. Here are some of the health benefits of compression sleeves for fitness and everyday wellness. 

Thank you to Light Step Orthotics and Compression Wear and Mom Powered Media for sponsoring this review. 
Honestly, I never thought I would love wearing compression sleeves as much as I do now. To my surprise, I am not using the compression technology exclusively for sports, I also wear them for everyday use. The comfortable fit gives just the right amount of pressure and the durable, high quality fabric is designed for an active lifestyle.

As I researched the benefits that calf compression sleeves provide, studies show that the graduated compression which is tighter at the ankle and looser at the calf, helps our bodies to fight the effects of gravity and enables more efficient blood flow to the heart. The result is the circulation of more oxygen and nutrients with an increase in the velocity of blood flow. 

* The compression sleeves feature graduated pressure aiding in massaging fluid back up to the heart which best promotes oxygenation for peak performance.

* Proper use of compression sleeves helps to ease pain and can also prevent the occurrence of shin splints, varicose veins and uncomfortable swelling. 

* Runners and other athletes will benefit from the additional support leading to quicker workout recovery period, increased performance, reduced risk of injury and less muscle soreness and fatigue.

* Durable, soft protection adds an additional layer for warmth when active in cooler temperatures. 

* Pregnant women, individuals with limited mobility and travelers will find that the use of a compression sleeve will help with circulation and decrease the symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and blood clots.

Before selecting Light Step calf compression sleeves, be sure to take accurate measurements for proper sizing. The best fit will ensure that the sleeves are not too tight and uncomfortable or very loose, failing to provide adequate compression. As with any performance enhancing product, I recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, directions and seek the advice of a physician or health care professional before using any product.

"LightStep Orthotics and Compression Wear are designed to boost your performance, recovery and comfort. Whether training, working on your feet all day or in recovery mode after exercise or an injury we have the ideal products to help you get back on your feet. Our specialty is foot, ankle and calf support and our premium products are made with advanced materials to optimize your performance and recovery. We also have corrective products for medical conditions such as plantar fasciitis. Don't waste precious time or your money with inferior brands- LightStep will have you back up on your feet in no time!"

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