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5 Reasons Frequent Flyers Should Invest in a Leg Elevation Pillow

Frequent flyers, especially those who make long-distance flights, are at risk for all sorts of conditions, from jet lag to airborne colds to sluggish circulation. Flying can be really hard on your body in many ways, so if you do fly a lot, it’s worth it to invest in some tools that can help prevent health issues and make the traveling transition a bit easier on you–including a leg elevation pillow. From better circulation to improved digestion, there are multiple reasons frequent flyers love leg pillows. If you’re a frequent flyer yourself, read on to discover the five reasons why you need a leg elevation pillow.    Increase Blood Circulation Excessive sitting or standing for long periods of time—such as...

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Get the most out of your run! Here are some tips to take it to the next level.

Running is one of the most accessible hobbies that offer many benefits. When you run, your body will increase in strength, cardiac endurance and increase your mental health. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when pushing yourself to a new best!     Stretch One of the first things you should do before you run is to stretch your muscles and prepare them for the workout ahead. When your muscles are properly warmed up, you will reduce your chances of injury. Unstretched, tight muscles are more susceptible to tears, strains and pulled muscles, which could inhibit your running for a while.    Rest Adequate sleep is one of the most important tools any athlete can use. Sleep...

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Recover after a strenuous workout!

Working out is a great way to stay in shape, and the release of endorphins makes you feel great! Sometimes, we can over-do-it when working out which can make you feel stiff, sore and sluggish. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to speed up post-workout recovery!   Get plenty of rest. It's no secret that our bodies need sleep to repair after a long day. Getting adequate sleep allows your body to recover after a strenuous workout, so those cat-naps may not be as beneficial. A full night’s rest allows your muscles to relax, allowing your blood supply to increase. Increased blood supply to your muscles promotes tissue growth, repair, and muscle development.   Rest days  Rest...

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Steps to Take Before Taking Your Next Step: The Best Way to Elevate Feet After Surgery

If you’ve recently had foot, ankle or leg surgery, there’s a good chance that your doctor discharged you with a long list of post-operative instructions. One of the most important yet least understood tasks on the list is post-surgery leg elevation. It seems simple, right? Just prop your treated leg up on a pillow and go about your life. Indeed, there isn’t that much to it. But the truth is that many people improperly elevate the legs, which can actually make things worse. Understanding a little bit more about this post-op principle will help ensure that you get on the mend faster and with no complications. Why is Elevating the Legs So Important? You often hear surgeons discuss proper foot...

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Put Up Your Feet and Get Some Rest: How a Leg Elevation Pillow Can Improve Sleep

You’ve undoubtedly heard of leg elevation for treating injuries and healing post-operatively, but did you know that a little bit of raising action can actually help you sleep, too? According to the American Sleep Association, about 40 percent of Americans have either short-term or chronic insomnia, citing stress, anxiety, sleep disorders and medical conditions for the lack of quality rest. There are many things you can do to get a better night’s rest, including sleeping with your legs elevated. Let’s take a look at how, and why, a leg elevation pillow can soothe you into a sweet slumber! It’s All About Blood Flow—The goal of any good elevation pillow is to boost the body’s blood flow, which prevents blood clots,...

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