Monthly Archives: April 2014

Don’t Just Sit There!

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Whether you sit at a desk, behind the wheel, in front of the TV or commuting for most of the week, the effect on your health is the same. Simply put, our bodies weren’t made to sit all day. Sitting for long periods of time, even with exercise, has a negative effect on our health. What’s worse, many of us sit up to 15 hours a day. That means some of us spend the bulk of our waking moments on the couch, in an office chair, or in a car. Why is sitting bad? Right after you sit down, the…

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Going into Hospital? Ask about Clots…

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We often mention Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) when it comes to flying and other periods of immobility. However, it seems the high risk of developing a DVT while in hospital isn’t something that many people are aware of. When asked about DVT, many people mistakenly responded that you were mainly at risk during flying. The “Ask About Clots” campaign was launched in Wales to raise awareness about the potential danger of developing a thrombosis while staying in hospital. Compression Advisory works closely with healthcare professionals and individuals to advise and provide medically correct products once they are discharged to help…

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Are your legs fit?

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Your legs and calves will only be as fit as your current activity levels. Whether you walk, run, swim or cycle, your legs and calves are an important part of your body which often need special attention to keep in the best possible condition. The more you move your legs, the more they work which is great for blood flow, toxin removal and muscle health. Want to do a little more for your legs? Make sure you stretch them regularly, before and after exercise, especially your calves, which are one of the first places you’ll get tight and sore. Keeping…

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The Importance of Fit in Compression

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Why is fit so important? Fit means providing the correct pressure gradient to improve circulation, while remaining comfortable for the person to wear. In our compression buying guide, we talk about the fact that you should stay away from any compression products, that are sized by shoe size alone, or S, M, L, without taking key leg measurements. In our guide to how compression works, we explain that compression must be firmest/tightest at the ankle and gradually less tight as you move up the leg in order for the product to actually improve blood flow. Logic would follow that you…

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Top tips for reducing injury before and during the London Marathon

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On Monday 31st March 2014, Compression Advisory and Dr. Courtney Kipps of the Institute of Sports Exercise and Health (ISEH) spoke at Runner’s Need on Great Portland Street about reducing injury before and during the upcoming London Marathon. Here are the top tips from the evening: Injury risks before the event 1) Don’t squeeze in missed training now 2) Try out any race day nutrition before race day to ensure your stomach’s ok with it. 3) Strength training will improve your running performance and injury prevention. 4) Don’t make any changes to kit (shoes etc.). “If it ain’t broke, don’t…

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