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Travel Compression Socks: What You Need to Know

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You may have seen people pulling on their travel compression socks when boarding a flight, but didn’t really understand what they were used for and whether you should be getting some too.

To clear up any questions you may have, let’s take a look at what you need to know.

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How to Choose and Use Compression Socks for Flying

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If you’ve been reading up on compression socks and decided that you need to get a pair for your next long-haul flight, you may be tempted to buy the first pair you see and whack them on when you get on the plane.

But, to get the most benefits out of your socks, you need to choose the right pair to suit you and your current level of health as well as learn about when is the right time to put them on. 

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Flight Socks: Do They Really Work?

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If you’ve never had a pair of flight socks before or don’t know too much about them, you may be a bit sceptical over if they actually really work. Pulling on and off these tight socks may just seem like a hassle, but they actually have a few different purposes to keep you comfortable and healthy while you are in the air. 

Let’s take a look at what they can do.

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Are Compression Socks for Air Travel Safe?

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Keeping a pair of compression socks on for long periods of time may seem a little nerve-wracking, especially if you have never worn them before. It’s very possible that you may feel like they are going to cut your circulation off and leave you unable to walk when you step off the plane!

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6 Tips for Staying Healthy on a Long Flight

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Sitting on a plane for hours on end is not everyone’s cup of tea, but often there is not much you can do about it when you need to get from A to B. Whether you are going on a business trip or to an exciting new location, you’ll want to make sure that you arrive feeling happy and healthy.

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Understanding When to Put on Compression Socks for Flying

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Compression socks are essential when it comes to travel, especially if you’re a frequent flyer. As flying often entails remaining seated for a long period of time, swelling can occur in the feet and legs causing significant discomfort. When used correctly, compression socks can help to alleviate this discomfort by improving blood flow while you are sedentary.

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