Power Socks For Long Distance Travel
Did you know that over four hours travel could lead to sore, swollen legs and feet and put you at an increased risk of blood clots? According to a 2007 study by the World Health Organization (WHO) the risk applies to plane, train, bus or automobile passengers who remain seated for travel lasting four hours or more. Could that be you?
When traveling your muscles are immobile for long stretches of time, which leads to a build up of blood in your leg veins and feet. With the lack of fresh oxygen-rich blood going to your legs and feet, it can lead to soreness, cramping and even edema (swelling). It could also lead to a more serious problem like Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). A key tip for anyone traveling long distances is to wear compression socks!
Power Socks provide moderate graduated compression (15-20 mmHg) from your ankles to your knees. This naturally increases blood circulation by allowing blood to easily flow back to your heart instead of building up in your legs and feet. You will be infinitely more comfortable and feel rejuvenated during long flights. Don’t forget to grab a pair or two of our Power Socks as your carry-on essential!