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Are You Safe From Coronavirus While Using Public Transport?

The Coronavirus doesn’t respect any boundaries and has infected about 90,000 people globally as we speak, since its outbreak in Hubei province, China, in December 2019. In the wake of the spread of the virus, the hygiene in the public transports has come under scrutiny.

The transport hubs were always known to be infection hotspots. Viruses are spread largely via droplets that settle on shared surfaces. People, when they touch these contaminated surfaces contract the virus from their hands to their face and then into their system.

Planes, trains, and buses are perfect environments for viruses like Coronavirus to thrive and spread its diseases.

Pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses are lurking in secrecy in the transport hubs. Some evidence:

  1. Tubes and Trains

    A research study published in BMC Infectious Diseases found that people using public transport in densely populated cities during flu outbreaks were up to six times more likely to catch an acute respiratory infection. Those most susceptible were people who commute for long hours or use busy interchange stations. This is mainly because these people come into contact with more shared surfaces than other people.

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    Image credit: Telegraph

    It was also found that boroughs with fewer tube stations tend to have higher infection rates, as these stops are more crowded than others.

  2. Airports

    In 1918, the Spanish Flu pandemic infection spread across borders through ships and ports. Today, airports are responsible for turning a local epidemic into a global pandemic.
    Surprisingly, the highest risk areas in airports are security checks. The University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare published a study that found almost 50% of the plastic luggage trays at security checks were hotbeds for germs that can cause at least one respiratory disease such as influenza or a common cold.

    These trays were found to have more germs than the airport toilets. This shouldn’t be surprising because these trays are shared by people, thousands of times over and they are seldom washed. Over time, they collect detritus from people’s belongings and pockets and are host to some of the deadliest microorganisms.

    A study published in BMC Infectious Diseases journal found the following airport areas to present a higher risk of catching a viral infection:

    • armrests of seats in the waiting area
    • chip and pin paying machines at airport pharmacies
    • handrails on escalators
  3. Buses and Trams

    In 2011, BMC Infectious Diseases conducted a study that revealed that people using buses and trams for their daily commute are exposed to almost six-fold increased risk of developing an influenza-like infection during flu season. Another study in Houston conducted in the same year found that commuters who spend more than an hour a day on the bus are eight times more likely to contract TB.

With Coronavirus threatening to run riot in the world, here’s how you can keep yourself safe from the scourge while traveling in public transport.

  • Coronavirus is large in size with a cell diameter of 400-500 micro. Any mask can prevent its entry into your system. So, wear masks while traveling.
  • The virus does not remain suspended in the air for long. It eventually settles down on the ground. When it falls on a metal surface such as a doorknob or handrails, it can survive for 12 hours. A simple routine of washing your hands with soap and water as soon as you reach your destination after exiting from public transport can kill the virus.
  • When Coronavirus falls on the fabric like fabric seats, clothes, etc. it remains alive for 9 hours. Being exposed to the sun for two hours or washing your clothes after your travel can kill the virus.
  • The Coronavirus lives on the hands for 10 minutes. While traveling and also otherwise, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Don’t even bite your nails. A good hand rub of an alcohol sterilizer can kill the virus. Make sure to keep a hand sanitizer in the pocket when traveling. A hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 75%+ is more effective in killing the virus. Wearing hand gloves can also help in preventing the virus from entering your system. Copper-infused gloves can give you better protection from the virus.
  • The virus thrives in cold regions but is killed when exposed to a temperature of 26-27 ° C. So, drink hot water and be exposed to the sun whenever possible. Avoid eating ice cream and eating raw or uncooked food.
  • Avoid sitting next to a passenger who shows signs of cold, such as coughing and sneezing.
  • As a habit, check your seat before you sit down. Avoid sitting in a seat that is visibly soiled. Ask the attendant to assign another seat to you.

How Can Copper Gloves Protect You From Coronavirus

When you hold the doorknob or the subway pole with hand gloves on, the germs prevalent on the surfaces are transferred to your gloves instead of your skin. This provides temporary insulation from the live virus, bacteria or fungi. But when you touch the outside of your glove with your fingers or mouth, these organisms can travel into your system. You can prevent this from happening if you substitute your regular hand gloves with copper-infused gloves.

Copper Clothing had conducted a test that showed copper has the ability to destroy 99.9% of bacteria, fungi and viruses within minutes upon contact. How?

  • Upon contact, copper ions rupture and penetrate the cell wall.
  • Once inside the cell, the copper ions attack the microbe’s DNA, inactivating it and then eventually killing it.

Get your copper gloves now and prevent further spread of the virus!

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Can copper-infused fabric destroy Coronavirus?

It can, says a study conducted by Dr. Brill and Dr. Steinmann

Copper Clothing Limited, is a company that incorporates anti-microbial copper formulations into fabrics, such as beds, bed sheets, socks, masks, gloves, pyjamas, etc., and sells them to consumers. In 2014, it funded research to test the effectiveness of viricidal activity of the copper fabric on bovine Coronavirus. The test was conducted by a specialist viral Laboratory of Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology. The viricidal activity of the treated material was evaluated by comparing the viricidal activity of the non-treated material. The study found that copper-infused fabric can effectively fight the virus and destroy it.

In summary, the difference observed between the materials tested is based on the inactivation process during the 10 minute drying process (reduction factor of 3.94 log of the treated Copper material and 1.13 log of the untreated material)

Log Results Explained:

copper fabrics are antimicrobial

All of our copper fabrics are antimicrobial, eg: our fabric that is used to make our bed wear has reached more than 6.7 log reduction against MRSA. For example if 1,000,000 MRSA bacteria came in to contact with Copper material, only 1 bacteria would survive, This is what we call a reduction of 99.9999%

Copper fabrics are known to be antimicrobial and can easily destroy any bacteria and viruses as there have been recent tests to show it destroys, HIV Virus, Influenza Virus and Coronavirus

All About Coronavirus: Can Copper Help

According to the New York Times, China’s Health Commission reported 361 deaths nationwide due to the 2019-nCoV outbreak as of Feb 2, 2020, which is a type of Coronavirus. The Coronavirus outbreak is very serious. It’s not just China’s problem anymore; it has captured the world’s attention. The Coronavirus is detected in other countries prompting the Chinese government to quarantine, Wuhan, the world’s seventh-largest city.

The virus spreads via aerosol and direct contact. The latest reports also indicate that the ocular route is a key mechanism for infection. This has sparked new interest in copper-infused clothing, which has shown promising results in killing the virus.

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus belongs to a large family of viruses found in both animals and humans. This virus is known to infect people to cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe ones such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

What is the 2019 Novel Coronavirus?

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, is a new strain of the Coronavirus that causes severe respiratory diseases and was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019.

What are the common symptoms of Coronavirus?

Coronavirus can cause mild symptoms, such as sore throat, runny nose, fever, and cough. It can be severe or even fatal in some people, leading to pneumonia, difficulty in breathing, and death.

Who is at risk for Coronavirus infections?

While there is much to learn about how Coronavirus affects people, the following appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus:

  • Older people
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.
  • People living or travelling in an area where the Coronavirus is circulating (at present, the virus is dominant in China).
  • People who have recently travelled from China or who have been in close contact with those travellers.
  • Health workers who are responsible for taking care of people who are infected with Coronavirus.

How are Coronavirus infections diagnosed?

Doctors analyse the patient’s respiratory specimens and the serum isolated from the blood to test for Coronavirus infections. Although diagnostic tests for the novel Coronavirus are being developed, its accuracy and specificity for the virus are not yet verified. Once that’s confirmed, these diagnostic kits will be available in the healthcare facilities worldwide.

What are the treatments for Coronavirus infections? Can Coronavirus infections be prevented?

There is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the novel Coronavirus. However, people infected with Coronavirus should receive optimised supportive care to relieve and treat symptoms.

How to protect yourself from getting infected with the Coronavirus

    • Wash your hands with soap and water often, or use an alcohol-based hand rub to eliminate the virus if it is present on your hands.
    • Maintain social distancing of at least 3 feet or 1 metre between yourself and other people, especially from the ones with cold symptoms. A person infected with 2019-nCoV can project small droplets of the virus when they sneeze or cough, and if you are too close, you can easily breathe in the virus.
    • If you have a cough, fever, and difficulty in breathing, seek medical help immediately. Let your healthcare know if you have travelled from China or have been in close contact with someone who is from China or has been to China and is suffering from respiratory symptoms. It’s essential to get prompt medical attention if you have respiratory symptoms, especially you have a travel history, directly or indirectly, to or within China.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Your hands touch many things or surfaces that can be contaminated with the virus. If the contaminated hands touch your eyes, mouth, or nose, the virus can be easily transmitted into your system. In order to prevent the transmission of coronavirus, one could wear copper-infused gloves or copper-infused masks.

Can copper-fabrics destroy viruses? 

Copper has been known for its anti-microbial powers for more than a century. Now, technology allows the metal to be woven into fabrics.

In many published medical journals, it has been shown and proven that copper fabrics can and do destroy HIV-1 (virus) by more than 99.9% in only 20 minutes, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) by 99.9% in only 20 minutes, 99.9% of aerosol viruses such as Influenza (H1N1 / H9N2) as well being known to destroy Coronavirus.

It can, says a study conducted by Dr. Brill and Dr. Steinmann

Copper Clothing Limited, in 2014, funded research to test the effectiveness of virucidal activity of the copper fabric on bovine Coronavirus immediately after the MERS (the MERS coronavirus) deaths in the Middle East. The test was conducted by an independent specialised virology lab in Germany. The virucidal activity of the copper material was evaluated and compared against the virucidal activity of the non-copper material. The study found that copper-infused fabric can effectively fight the virus and destroy it.

Key thought leaders in the scientific world are appealing for the use of Copper to be the future of preventative care.

 

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Sleepless Dog? Here’s How You Can Help Man’s Best Friend

A man’s best friend can’t be at its best behaviour if it can’t get its prerequisite hours of sleep. If your dog is not getting its required sleep of the night, chances are it is showing symptoms that indicate loss of sleep.

The symptoms that your dog could be suffering from lack of sleep are – Whiny, restless and a hyper-energetic dog coupled with loud barking. Sleeplessness can be because of various types of sleeping disorders. Some of them are as follows:

  • Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that is characterised by the problem of falling asleep and staying asleep. Dogs get insomnia due to issues like health problems, anxiety, and depression.
  • Narcolepsy is a disorder of the nervous system where the pet falls asleep when physically active, then wakes up and proceeds as if nothing has happened.
  • Dog Sleep Apnea is caused when your dog snores a lot because of breathing issues.
  • REM Behaviour Disorder is when dogs try to kick their legs in the air when they are asleep. In severe cases, they run into walls, bite, bark or growl in their sleep. This makes them tired and low on energy throughout the day.

Here are some tips on how to help dogs sleep better:

  1. Set up a routine

    Set a routine for your pet. Try and give them meals at a set time. Take them for a walk at a particular time of day so that your dog can take care of their business at a consistent hour. Keep the bedtime as relaxed as possible.

  2. Ensure that your dog gets enough exercise

    Make sure your dog has a comfortable environment to sleep in and make sure it is not on your bed. Instead, invest in good quality copper pet beds that are hygienic, comfortable and durable.
    A copper pet bed has the benefits of copper, which aid in fighting pathogens and is also anti-inflammatory. Dog beds like these are also comfortable enough for your dog to catch some much-needed sleep.

  3. Make your pet’s sleeping environment comfortable

    Make sure your dog has a comfortable environment to sleep in and make sure it is not on your bed. Instead, invest in good quality copper pet beds that are hygienic, comfortable and durable.
    A copper pet bed has the benefits of copper, which aid in fighting pathogens and is also anti-inflammatory. Dog beds like these are also comfortable enough for your dog to catch some much-needed sleep.

  4. If nocturnal pests bother your dog, get pest control done

    Your dog has a sharpened sense of hearing, and this means that your dog will hear noises that humans can’t hear.
    So if your dog wakes up at the slightest sound and starts whining and pacing around the house, then most likely, it is some nocturnal animal living under your house that has got your dog all excited.
    These animals may include mice, bats, raccoons, squirrels and opossums. Have a pest control service done to get rid of these nocturnal creatures to help your dog sleep better.

  5. Consult a vet to rule out any underlying medical condition and to treat sleeplessness

    If your dog is struggling to sleep at night despite taking all these remedial measures, then it is best to take your dog to the vet to rule out any medical cause to the changes in your dog’s sleeping pattern.
    In the worst case scenario, you can ask your vet for sleeping pills. Melatonin can help your dog sleep better and as a result help in combating issues like anxiety and phobia.

Have patience when you are dealing with your dog and try to understand what’s causing its sleep to disrupt. Just remember not to lose your temper if your dog starts barking in the middle of the night and doesn’t let you sleep. A little bit of care can go a long way when it comes to keeping your dog healthy and safe.

Sleeplessness in your dog due to its sleeping environment can be taken care of right now by ordering a copper pet bed for your dog from Copper Clothing. Order now!

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A Guide To Keep Your Dog Smelling Its Best

Are you a proud dog parent, and worried about your dog’s health? Because of late you have been noticing that your dog smells bad. Read on to figure out why your dog could be smelling weird.

Reasons Why Your Dog Could be Smelling Bad

  • Ear Infection

Does your dog have smelly ears? The reason behind the smell can vary on how bad the smell is. A mildly smelly dog may mean nothing more than the fact that your dog needs its ears cleaned. But a stronger dog odour which can be recognised from a distance could mean that your dog has an ear infection and it needs to see the vet to treat it. Generally, ear infections get worse and smell worse the longer they persist.

  • Yeast Infection

The most common symptoms of a yeast infection are stinky, itchy paws and ears. The smell is very pungent and musty, and the odour can be compared to mouldy bread or corn chips.
The root cause of a yeast infection is poor quality food, a raw diet, or a diet low in carbohydrates. Having a healthy diet coupled with a visit to the vet can take care of the bad dog odour.

  • Bad Breath

Like in human beings, bad breath in dogs is because of the presence of odour-producing bacteria in the mouth.
This might seem harmless at first, but it can lead to a more dangerous situation where the infection can creep into the dog’s respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract or internal organs.
Bad breath can also be a result of dental problems like dental infections, periodontal disease and build-up of tartar. Diseases like diabetes, kidney or liver diseases can also cause your dog to have bad breath.

  • Skin Issues

Dogs are vulnerable to skin diseases. If a dog is suffering from kidney disease, it can expel uremic waste and salts through the skin. This can make the dog’s skin extremely itchy, and smell like urine. If your dog is on medication, it can also be a reason for the nasty skin odour.
One of the most common conditions that affect a dog is canine seborrhea. This condition causes greasiness of the skin and hair. This can lead to a secondary infection of the skin resulting in bad smell.

  • Anal Glands

Anal glands are small secretory glands on both sides of a dog’s rectum and an essential part of the dog’s anatomy. Normally healthy glands do not smell bad, but if they are emitting a foul, fishy odour, you should consult the vet immediately.

  • Gas Attacks

Excessive gas attacks in your dog are not typical. If your dog has a constant problem of gas that has a foul, putrid smell, it might be a problem. Visit the vet to treat the gas problem.

Tips to Help Your Dog Smell Better and Stay Healthy

  • Dog Food

Good quality dog food can make a world of difference, not only to the way your dog smells but also to your dog’s overall well-being. Good quality food deals with your dog’s bad smell and also help improve its overall immunity. Gradually add fruits and vegetables to your dog’s diet to ensure that your dog eats healthier foods.

  • Dog Wipes/Baby Wipes

Use the wet wipe as a dog odour remover on the fur and paws. You can also use wet wipes for cleaning your dog’s smelly bum when you are travelling.

  • Brush

Brushing gets rid of dead skin cells, dried saliva, dirt and other things in your dog’s fur. Brushing your dog goes a long way to decrease dog odour between baths.

  • Bedding

You need to make sure that you wash your dog’s bedding items regularly. Get copper pet bed for your dog to make sure the bad odour stays at bay. The copper in copper pet beds and beddings is known to be anti-microbial in nature. It kills the bad odour-inducing microorganisms and helps your dog sleep well and smell better.

  • Exercise

The more your dog runs around, and jumps around, the less will be the flatulence. An active dog also has better immunity. And that makes it less vulnerable to infections that smell bad.

If you are wondering how to keep your dog smelling fresh, try the copper pet beds from Copper Clothing. Order now!

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5 Levels of Compression – Finds Out Which One Fits You

Compression socks can work best to remedy the symptoms of fatigue, swelling and muscle soreness in feet and legs.

When you’re going to buy compression socks, there’s a graduated difference in the compression level according to your ailment.

The thumb rule is that the more severe the symptoms, the higher the compression.

Here are the levels of compression:

Medical Level Millimeters of Mercury (mmHg)/

Level of Support

Levels of Compression
Medical Grade 1 8 to 15 mmHg mild compression
Medical Grade 2 30 to 40 mmHg extra-firm compression
Medical Grade 3 40 to 50 mmHg prescription-level compression

Mild Compression (8 to 15 mmHg)

If you have tired achy legs, then compression socks with a mild compression level are perfect for you. These socks can be used by people who have to stand or sit for long periods.
At this compression level, pressure socks can help with regulating blood circulation. Compression socks of this medical grade can also be worn as a preventive measure.

Moderate Compression (15 to 20 mmHg)

People with symptoms like oedema (mild swelling, enlarged lower legs) and decreased skin elasticity can wear socks with a moderate compression level.

These socks can also help prevent the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins during pregnancy. Varicose veins are veins under the skin of the legs, which become widened the twisted.

People who travel frequently can help get relief from their aching legs with the help of compression socks of this medical grade.

Firm Compression (20 to 30 mmHg)

Patients suffering from deep vein thrombosis, a more severe case of varicose veins, elevated venous insufficiency can use these socks as a remedy to their pain.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that develops within a deep vein in the body, usually in the leg. Elevated venous insufficiency is a condition that occurs when the wall of a vein, or valves in the leg veins are not working effectively, making it difficult for blood to return to the heart from the legs.

Pressure socks of this compression level are designed for endurance sports like skiing, running, hiking and great for post-workout recovery.

Extra-Firm Compression (30 to 40 mmHg)

Extra-firm compression is best for chronic pain that can accompany severe oedema and extreme cases of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

Pressure socks of this compression level are only used under medical supervision.

Prescription-Level Compression (40 to 50 mmHg)

Compression socks of this level of compression are prescribed for patients with an extreme case of varicose veins and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

Dog Items

Unique Items Every Dog Owner Will Wonder How They Did Without

– Guest Post by Melanie Green. She is a writer for Pet Life Today.

As a dog owner, you’ll be well are that there are a million and one items that claim to be so-called “must-haves.” Of course, you need the basics like a collar, leash, and kennel. But is it really worth getting additional items, or is it all noise? Some items are frankly not worth the price tag, but that doesn’t mean you should dismiss purchasing some additional useful items for your dog. Especially when they will make your life as a dog owner significantly easier. We’ve selected 4 unique items that you’ll wonder how you did without. As you’ll see, they’re all high-quality, practical, and boast a host of benefits that make them worth the price tag.

  • A Copper Dog Bed

Who doesn’t love the feeling of getting into a freshly made bed? It’s a simple luxury that’s instantly gratifying. So what about the dog’s bed? Does it really matter what they sleep on? They’re not humans, after all. Well, do we have news for you—it matters a lot! The bed your dog sleeps on can substantially affect their health. So what should you look for in a dog bed? If you’re after one that is hygienic, comfortable, and durable, look no further than a copper dog bed.

A copper dog bed offers all of these benefits and more. The copper ions in the beds, for instance, act as an anti-microbial property that helps to combat pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. It’s important to minimize these nasties as they can spread diseases and illnesses. Needless to say, the last thing you want as a dog owner is for your dog to get sick! Copper beds are also anti-inflammatory and anti-odor, plus they made from durable materials which will mean it’ll still be in tip-top shape for years to come. Oh, and they are incredibly comfortable for your dog to rest or sleep in. What’s there not to love?

  • An Inflatable Collar

Another unique item that you’re likely to not have come across yet but you’ll wish you knew about sooner is an inflatable dog collar. While we never like to think about our dog suffering an injury, the chances are they will at some point in their lives. And perhaps it will be an injury that your dog will need to wear a cone to recover from. You know the ones—the uncomfortable, bulky, and downright unappealing cones they have to wear around their neck.

Fortunately, an inflatable dog collar is a fantastic alternative that’s not only handy but affordable too. They’ve now been developed to the point that there are a number of benefit-packed options to choose from. When you’re picking one out, you may want to look for features such as scratch and bite proof properties, easily inflatable, simple to put on, and environmentally-friendly materials.

  • An LED Collar

While we’re on the topic of collars, another collar you’ll want to buy is an LED collar. With an LED collar, you won’t need to worry about navigating through the dark when you’re walking your dog at night. Instead, your dog will help light up your walking or running path! Place it around your dog’s neck like a regular collar and flick on the switch. Suddenly, you’ll have great visibility—some options will light up two hundred feet ahead!

And if you think such a collar would be heavy around your dog’s neck, don’t fret. There are many options that are very lightweight so your dog will hardly notice the difference. How’s that for a unique item?

  • A Cooling Vest

When the sun is shining particularly bright and you and your dog are catching some rays, overheating can be a real problem for your dog. While you can easily put on a hat, breezy clothes, and sunglasses to prevent heatstroke, cooling down your dog isn’t so easy. Well, it isn’t unless you have a dog cooling vest.

This innovative piece of clothing ingeniously reflects the heat from the sun and wicks away moisture from your dog’s body. Simply slip it on your dog, just like you would for a dog outfit, and it will start working its wonders. The only difficult thing is remembering to bring it along! Make a habit of putting it on your dog before you head out when the sun is shining in full furor or if you’re planning to do more vigorous exercise with your dog like hiking or running.

Myths

8 Common Compression Wear Myths Busted

There has been an increase in interest in compression gear in the market. Like with all things that are trending, there are a lot of preconceived notions about compression wear.

Here are a few compression wear myths busted for you:

  1. Compression Wear is Exclusively for People With Medical ProblemsCompression clothing is an excellent medical remedy for people with insufficient blood circulation. But the use of compression tights and clothing is not limited to the medical field alone.

    Athletes and exercise aficionados use compression gear as a part of their routine because of the same reason.

  2. Compression Gear is Only for Professional AthletesAthletic compression socks are great for every people in every sport!

    Compression wear can be used pre-workout or before a game/match to increase blood flow and during a workout or sport to control muscle moment.

    Compression stockings can help with post-workout or post-sports soreness by increasing blood flow and helping the body get rid of toxins.

  3. Compression Clothing Renders Muscles InactiveOne of the biggest myths about compression wear is that repeated use is harmful for your muscles and renders them inactive.

    Compression wear helps to support your muscles and stabilize them.

  4. You Can’t Wear Compression Gear for Too LongAnother one of the compression wear myths is that you can’t wear it for too long. Wearing athletic compression socks is not dangerous but redundant if you’re not active.

    Compression wear is made from light, breathable fabric, which is perfect for long-term wear.

  5. Compression Clothing Works Because of the Placebo EffectCompression wear isn’t the next big fad in the sports world without reason: it has scientifically proven effects.

    Wearing compression gear has medical plus points like preventing muscle inflammation, giving better muscle control and proper blood circulation.

    If it were just a fad, it wouldn’t be the choice for high profile athletes like Stephen Curry and Cam Newton.

    (Reference URL https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jun/19/under-pressure-do-compression-sports-clothes-really-improve-performance)

  6. Compression Gear is Not Fit For Warm WeatherMost compression clothing is made of a comfortable, breathable fabric. This will help control your sweat levels and regulate body temperature.

    Copper Clothing’s Copper Compression Socks have the added advantage of copper. This helps keep fungi and bacterial infections at bay in humid, sweaty conditions.

  7. Compression Gear is Almost Impossible to WearYes, compression clothing might be hard to put on for first timers. But once you learn to wear them with proper guidelines and get used to them, they stop being a hassle and become a part of your daily routine.

Now that we’ve busted these compression wear myths, you must have a better idea of pros of compression clothing.

Copper Clothing has copper-infused compression clothing that provides you the best of both worlds: the health benefits of compression wear with anti-microbial benefits of copper.

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Travel Clothes for Men and Women

When we travel, we want our clothes for travelling to do much more than just look good. Comfortable clothes for travelling play a large role in making long-haul flights pleasurable. Therefore, it is important that the travel wear and travel gear look good and doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable in your cabin seat.

The best travel clothes are practical and at the same time are successful in combating the temperature fluctuations you experience throughout your journey and also at your destination.

In this article, we’ve reduced the best travel clothes for men and women to these seven travel-friendly clothes:

Best Travel Clothes for Women

Picking the best clothes for travelling boils down to these seven key pieces of women’s clothing:

  1. Travel Jacket

    Donning a travel jacket is a quick way to look chic. It’s an instant stylish travel clothing. Your choice of the jacket should depend on the weather. If warm, choose a trench coat in a lightweight fabric like cotton. If cold, use a winter coal in a heavy fabric like wool.

  2. T-shirt or top

    If you are sensitive to cold in the flight, T-shirts, vests and blouses can be worn underneath your bulkier top.

  3. Pullover or a Long cardigan

    Any flight that is 6 hours and more cramps you up in the cabin. A pullover or a long cardigan can give you warmth and comfort when the temperature drops in your cabin.

  4. Compression Socks

    During long-distance flights, your mobility is restricted, and you are seated for long periods of time. You may suffer from deep vein thrombosis. In this medical condition, the legs become stiff, heavy, red, and swollen due to constrained movement. That’s why wearing compression socks while travelling is a must.

    Copper Clothing’s compression socks infused with copper stimulates blood circulation, and thus lowers the risk of DVT. Also, the antimicrobial property of copper in compression socks kills the germs on contact and keeps your feet dry, clean and odour-free.

  1. Traveller Pant or Trousers with stretch fabric

    Wear trousers, such as leggings, harem trousers, or palazzo pants instead of shorts or skirts. Trousers help avoid bare legs in making contact with germs on airport and plane seats.

  2. Comfortable shoes or sneakers

    This boils down to your personal style. For some, walking shoes or sneakers would be comfortable while others may prefer soft leather flats. It’s important to note that whatever your preference in comfortable travel shoes is, your feet tend to swell during flights. You can counter the effect by wearing copper compression socks with your travel shoes.

  3. Light blanket

    When you are in a long-haul flight, you may experience a temperature drop in the aeroplane cabin. It is advisable to carry a copper-infused blanket while on the flight. The blanket will keep you warm and the copper ions in the blanket will kill the microorganisms that are prevalent in the planes, thus helping you keep your health in check.

Best Travel Clothing for Men

The best travel clothes for men are:

  1. Shirt

    You can keep it smart with a button-down shirt or casual with a short-sleeved T-shirt. Shirts are versatile; they can be worn on their own or can be accessorized with other travel accessories/ clothes.

  2. Jacket or blazer

    This is the key piece that will enhance your entire look. A jacket in a neutral style and wrinkle-free texture will work seamlessly with your other travel pieces. Avoid stiff textures like leather.

  3. Comfortable trousers

    Your trousers while travelling needs to be functional. Because you are on the move. You could be in a line at airport security or walking briskly towards your flight; if your trousers do not enhance your mobility, they are not the best travel clothes for you.

  4. Travel sweater or pullover

    You may be tempted to use a hoody top while travelling. But don’t. Instead, use a travel sweater or a pullover to put together a smart look.

  5. Travel blanket

    Copper Clothing’s copper-infused blanket is an ideal travel accessory. The blanket will provide the warmth and the copper ions in the blanket will keep the germs in the aeroplane at bay.

  6. Slip-on footwear

    Sneakers look cool but slip-on footwear spell comfort. Go for ease and convenience, select footwear that is easy to slip on.

  7. Compression Socks

    For hygiene reasons and for health reasons, copper compression socks are a must. They do not only protect your feet from germs, but they also improve blood flow in your legs, which can become stiff because of being seated for long periods of time.

And Finally,

Whether you are man or woman, these 7 best travel clothes will provide you good health, style and comfort and good health that you need for a comfortable travel.

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How to wear compression socks

How to Wear Compression Socks – Easily!

Gravity kicks in to pull your blood down when you are standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. This restricts the blood circulation, causing several leg and foot problems, such as varicose veins, blood clots, and deep vein thrombosis. This conditions are generally accompanied by leg swelling and pain. Compression stockings or socks can fight back the gravity’s pull to your bloodstream and improve blood flow.

Compression socks are designed to snugly fit your feet, ankles, legs and maybe even thighs. The pressure is at the highest at the feet, but gradually lessens as the socks go up the leg. This is called graduated compression.
However, the snug fit is what makes compression socks medically useful. But that’s also one of the reasons why wearing them is a struggle, especially pulling them over the heel and ankle.

The following tips will help you wear compression socks quicker without getting frustrated.

  1. Before you put them on

    • After you buy a new pair of compression socks, hand wash them with mild detergent.
    • If you can afford, consider buying a second pair. You’ll then have a clean pair to use while the other is for a wash.
    • If you have an open wound, dress it up before you wear socks.
    • Try to keep your socks by your bed, so you can wear them first thing when you wake up.
  2. Prepping up your legs to wear compression socks

    If it’s hard for you to put on the compression stockings or socks, try these tips:

    • Apply lotion on your legs. Let it dry before you wear compression socks.
    • You can also apply baby powder or cornstarch on your legs. This may help the socks to easily slide up.
    • If you don’t get the grip to pull your socks up, try using rubber dishwashing gloves. This may also help you to smooth them out.
    • You can also use a special gadget called a stocking donner to pull up the socks over your foot. This gadget is easily available online or at a medial store.
  3. How to wear compression socks

    • Wear compression socks early in the morning. That’s the time you have the least leg swelling.
    • Sit in a chair with a back. This gives you support as you wear socks.
    • Hold the top tip of your compression sock in one hand and use the other hand to reach inside the sock to grab the toe of the sock. Then turn the upper half of the compression sock inside out.
    • Then gently place your foot in the toe of the sock. Then, gently slide the sock up over your heel. Ensure that the top of the sock is still inside out.
    • Lock in your heel securely in the sock, then gently slide the sock up your leg. Be careful not to grab and pull at the top of the stocking because that can cause it to rip or tear.
    • While taking the compression socks off, fold it down gently until it reaches the top of the ankle. Insert your thumb or finger at the back of your socks on your heel, then slide the rest of the sock off your foot.
  4. Wearing and caring of compression socks

    Finally, a huge part of wearing compression socks is to take care of them so that they last. With proper care, these socks can last for up to six months.

    • Hand wash the socks each day with a mild soap and air dry them.
    • Do not wear compression socks when they are damp.
    • Replace your compression socks every 6 months.

At first, wearing compression socks can be tricky. Don’t get discouraged, if you have the knack for wearing compression socks. With some practice, you’ll find a method that works for you.

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