This is a big weekend in Columbus for runners and walkers - it's the Capital City Half Marathon! And, it's a big weekend for us as we start opening on Saturdays for the rest of the year.
We're also really excited to host our friend Kristine from Mdema Medical again with her amazing compression socks - all made in the USA. Compression socks are not just for recovery and healing - here are some athletic and compression facts:
- Regular exercise helps keep your body healthy. Some sports are better for improving circulation, such as swimming, walking, biking and yoga.
- SIGVARIS quality compression socks and stockings improve venous circulation to prevent and treat venous problems.
- Therapy Graduated compression stockings and socks are important to leg health. They help minimize muscle aches, swelling and symptoms of fatigue. Exercise and a healthy lifestyle will strengthen your legs, but wearing graduated compression stockings or socks will support the internal function of your veins. Compression can also improve weak calf muscles by increasing circulation when you’re active through pressure on the muscles. Make sure you buy a quality compression garment to ensure the best therapeutic results.
- Compression will also help to stabilize the muscle and decrease the amount of muscular vibration, resulting in decreased fatigue.
To sum up the benefits of compression; enhanced performance through increased blood flow, quicker recovery and decreased muscle soreness, and less fatigue.
All great things!
Kristine will be with us Friday 11:00 - 6:00 and Saturday 9:00 - 2:00.
And just in case you need a reminder of the course map - which starts and ends right by us (yay!!):
Hope to see you out supporting the run, friends, family, & neighbors - these events bring such amazing energy to our capital city!