As a teacher, I'm on my feet all day, especially at the elementary level. We are taught to get down at a child's eye level because it helps the child feel more at ease and opens them up to better communication. This being said, I am up and down all day. I couldn't tell you how many squats I do in one day or the exercise where you have one knee on the floor and have to go to standing by just using your legs. I have no idea what that exercise is called. Kneel to Stand exercise? Maybe I should figure out what that actually is! Anyway, my point is I put a lot of pressure and stress on my legs every day. I've put a lot of pressure on my legs period from being an athlete all through college and still continuing to play in coed leagues while being at a demanding job.
Back to being a teacher, my legs are tired at the end of the day. I go to work, teaching my little buddies and then I come home and exercise adding to the stress I put on my legs. I'm standing, I'm sitting, I'm squatting, I'm walking, I'm telling Jimmy to stop poking Sam 30 times (not real names of my students). But seriously, the stress on my legs is indescribable. I could do a whole post about the stress I put on my legs daily.
Think about what you do for a whole day. Put yourself in your leg's shoes or the popular saying "Walk in someone else's shoes." Be mindful, really think about, what your legs are doing. What does that look like? How much do your legs help you in one day? How much stress are you putting on them? Once you really think about this, you'll realize how much your legs help you out in one day. You really should be grateful for your awesome legs! Let's chat about how we can help our legs as much as they help us with our daily, bustling lives.
Today's Busy World
In today's world, we work long hours and after work, our personal lives are hectic. We go to work, take the kids to their after school activities, try to make time to spend with others, get home late, try to keep up with house cleaning. There are just not enough hours in the day. Humans are constantly on the move. Like I wrote before, the stress we put on our legs and feet are extreme. At the end of the day, I wish I had my own personal massage therapists waiting for me at night to massage my legs but.... that's not realistic in my world. I had to find a different way to alleviate the stress I put on my legs. Enter the air compression leg massager.
What It Does
An air compression leg massager has many benefits and will help alleviate the stress you put on your legs every day. The massager's main purpose is to help with blood circulation throughout the body. Better blood circulation can result in pain relief and the release of endorphins resulting in stress relief. The massager can also help with varicose veins and leg cramps. I know many people get leg cramps at night. The massager can help with the leg cramps along with magnesium supplements or lotion and eating a banana before bed.
The device wraps around your lower legs, the calf area, and starts to compresses your muscles. It starts to inflate and deflate quickly, applying pressure. With enough pressure, it can cause waste to be flushed out from the cells in your legs. This allows fresh blood to enter your cells and nourishes them with better oxygen and more nutrients. The result of flushing out the waste allowing new blood to enter results in a natural pain reliever. The pressure of the compression releases endorphins acting as a stress reliever as well. This is a 2 for 1. Stress reliever and pain reliever equals a great combo. The best air compression leg devices are the ones that use different pressures rather than consistent pressure throughout the session. The different pressures of the device are able to hit different air pockets along your calf resulting in more benefits.
Awesome Leg Massagers On the Market Now
Amzdeal air compression leg massager is a great device on the market today. It's the one I use to relieve the pressure my legs endure day in and day out. Here's why this device is at the top:
No dependency on sockets for power. Each session is 15 minutes long and the battery lasts for 2 hours. You would only have to charge it about once a week. If you lose power, as I did for 24 hours just yesterday, you could still enjoy the benefits of this device without power.
It's portable meaning it's great for travel. Travel can put a lot of stress on your body whether you see it or not. You can bring this device along with you to help combat some of that stress.
It's quiet, meaning you can use it when others are sleeping (just make sure you have the wrap adjusted to your leg because if you don't, the adjustment of the velcro is pretty loud).
There are 3 different pressure intensities instead of just one resulting in better benefits and better blood circulation.
The pressure increases every 15 seconds, constant compression keeps the blood circulating.
It shuts off after 15 minutes. If you fall asleep while doing it, you won't have to worry about it still being on.
The wraps are adjustable. If the pressure is too intense for you, loosen the wrap. I have had to do this multiple times especially if my leg is really hurting. Adjust it so the pressure is right for you.
I've also heard great things about the FIT KING Air Compression Leg Massager. It has many similarities to Amzdeal's device including different pressure modes. The main differences are it is larger so not a good portable or traveling option and it wraps around your feet instead of just your lower legs. It's about $25 more as well.
I use my Amzdeal device at night when I'm in bed. I do my nightly routine. This includes PM journaling, positivity journaling, and reading a good book. I can do all these things while relieving (literally, I can feel the difference when the session is over) the pressure on my legs. It's not a time-waster. You can use it at work while sitting at your desk, you can use it during movie time with your family, you can use it in a hotel room after a long conference meeting. 15 minutes to help legs that have been working for you for 15 hours and sometimes more. Give your legs some love, be grateful for what they do for you.
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