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! Anyways, my point is I put a lot of pressure and stress on my legs everyday. 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 in 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.https://amzn.to/2pCnBO1
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.
An air compression leg massager has many benefits and will help alleviate the stress you put on your legs everyday. The massagers main purpose is to help with blood circulation throughout the body. Better blood circulation can result in pain relief and the releasing 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 a 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.https://amzn.to/2pCnBO1
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:
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.https://amzn.to/2NBOZ6O
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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Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself from Your Past, Change Your Present and Get What You Really Want by Christine Hassler
Another great personal growth book I’ve read. We all have expectations. Expectations for ourselves and expectations for others. But what happens when something or someone does not meet those expectations? This is called an expectation hangover. We become disappointed which sometimes results in making bad decisions. This book will help you realize what expectation hangovers you have, what action steps you can take when things don’t work out the way you want and what steps you can take to make better decisions after an expectation hangover so you can continue pursuing your goals or dreams.https://amzn.to/2C9KWcs
Stay happy and healthy everyone! And remember to ALWAYS love yourself because YOU ARE WORTH IT 🙂