When I think of compression socks, I always think of long distance runners. I wouldn’t exactly call myself a runner even though I have a 3x weekly treadmill run on my calendar. I admire committed long distance runners. In fact, I’m just a wee bit jealous of the commitment they have and seeing them speeding past me on the sea wall with their brightly coloured tight socks. What the heck are those for exactly?
Well, here are just a few of those benefits:
Image courtesy of: Dr. Segal’s
Dr. Segal’s, a Canadian-based company, asked me to try out a pair of their compression socks. Well, you know we’re always in full support of products that promote wellness and healing so I immediately said YES!
Check out the pair I picked out:
Recently, I asked the Eat Life Balance Facebook community what they thought about compression socks. These are some of the many uses via my readers:
~ Running! It helps to improve performance running and recovery.
~ Pregnancy swelling. Yup! It helps to reduce leg swelling common during pregnancy.
~ Varicose veins. My mother suffered from varicose veins from her job as a nurse. I wish these socks were around back in the day.
I got to test these hot pink compression socks on a recent trip to Scottsdale, Arizona. We love the Pinnacle Peak Park trail. These socks are so comfortable and they fit nice a snug. I was a little concerned about the indentation that may be left on my legs after I had them on for a couple of hours. Guess what? Nada! There was a slight crease but nothing noticeable.
I also got a lot of questions about the socks all along the 10 km trail. My hubby called me a “hot pink trail bunny” since I had a heck of a lot of pink on me. But, don’t worry, Dr. Segal’s has a great selection of colours and patterns to suit your fashion needs.
Dr. Segal’s has generously donated a pair to one lucky Eat Life Balance reader! As part of the draw, please include a comment indicating how you would use the socks. For example, long distance running, travel, etc.
Trouble viewing the giveaway? Go here to enter.