We honor nurses and teachers!

We honor nurses and teachers!

This week, join us in honoring nurses and teachers! National Nurses Day on May 6th is followed by National Teacher Day on the 8th! What an opportunity this week is to reflect on the hard work these professionals do daily, and how thankful we are for them. The average nurse walks 3.4 miles during a 12-hour shift, while teachers log an admirable 1.9 miles during their traditional 8-hour shifts. That's quite a stroll! There are a couple items that every nurse and teacher can benefit from and should incorporate into their daily routine to feel great at the end of each day. Compression hosiery helps keep swelling and discomfort at bay during work hours, while elevating legs on a Lounge Doctor Leg Rest can help legs and feet to recover faster for the next day. Every nurse and teacher will appreciate the health benefits these items offer.

Compression Hosiery

Compression hosiery has been a medically-effective wardrobe staple for decades. Graduated compression garments have combatted venous issues and improved leg health for hundreds of thousands of wearers. Compression hosiery products apply pressure up the leg, beginning at the ankle. The pressure pushes blood flow up the legs, back to the heart. This process helps prevent swelling, discomfort, and blood clotting. Nurses and teachers will benefit from wearing compression hosiery while on their feet for extended periods of time. The garments are readily available today, and no prescription is needed for most levels (8-30 mmHg.) Compression garments can be purchased online, or in some stores. There are affordable options that will benefit the wearer greatly without breaking the bank, and the style, color, and pattern options are almost unlimited! Nurses and teachers can pair compression stockings or socks with their uniform or work clothes! Simply looking at compression hosiery next to regular hosiery shows there is no visual difference, reassuring the wearer that they can look stylish and improve their blood flow simultaneously!

Lounge Doctor Leg Rest

The Lounge Doctor Leg Rest is a useful item for professionals who walk or sit for hours during their shifts. Patented by a vascular surgeon, this unique leg rest provides the optimum angles for blood circulation in the legs. For a nurse or teacher who has been on their feet all day, swelling and discomfort may occur. By placing the legs in this elevated position, they can recover more effectively. In just 20 minutes a day, leg health may be improved significantly! Healthy blood flow decreases the chance of blood clots, varicose veins, and more serious health conditions, such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT.)

Nurses and teachers impact the lives of others every day. Show your appreciation for the nurse or teacher in your life by giving them the gift of healthy, happy legs! These products will be just what they need to make it through their long, exhausting work week. Share this post with your hard-working friends!


About the Author

Kaki Zell - Vice President of Sales, Marketing, eCommerce at Legs-4-Life LLC Kaki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She’s been working in the medical device industry for over 11 years and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greensboro Science Center. 


Written May 2018 | Page last updated May 2022


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Calendarpedia. “When is Teacher Appreciation Day 2022?” https://www.calendarpedia.com/when-is/teacher-appreciation-day.html 

Kindercraze. “A Week of Walking {Teachers Walk a Lot in a Day!}” https://kindercraze.com/a-week-of-walking-teachers-walk-lot-in/ 

Nurse Together. “How Much Does a Nurse Really Walk During Their Shift?” https://www.nursetogether.com/how-much-does-nurse-really-walk-during-their-shift/ 

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