Traveling can be exhausting, especially when we’re cramped in coach. You’ve probably even experienced swollen legs and had a hard time to put your shoes back on at landing. This is caused by a lack of efficient blood circulation. If your flight is longer, the risk of developing blood clots is higher.
Wearing compression tights or calf sleeves can help with your circulation and then improve your traveling experience.
“Compression Tights steadily squeeze your legs, helping your veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently. They offer a safe, simple and inexpensive way to keep blood from stagnating. Even celebrities like Jessica Alba wear compression socks while traveling,” explained Mayo Clinic on travelchannel.com.
In addition to compression, during your next flight, try the top 3 following best practices:
- Stretch and walk around every hour
- Drink plenty of water to prevent the development of blood clots
- Flex your ankles every 30 minutes