Travelling for work or leisure can be exciting, but frequent travel has its own pain points for people who are always on the move. Some health concerns are particularly common among frequent travellers who have limited movement through long flights or spend hours sitting or standing in airports.
Copper-infused Clothing and accessories are a great way to prevent health problems caused by frequent travel. Here’s how they can help:
1. Pain Point: Long Queues and Heavy Luggage
Long lines at check-in, security, boarding and customs are a common complaint among frequent travellers, especially when flights are delayed with no warning. Standing in one place with no space to stretch your legs can be frustrating, but also painful for your feet, legs, hips and back.
Carrying heavy baggage makes the pain and fatigue worse, so pack as light as possible. Wear copper compression socks to reduce stress, joint pain and leg cramps too.
2. Pain Point: Risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
DVT is a silent killer, with symptoms that may be mistaken for fatigue or jet lag, such as achy calves and shallow or laboured breathing. It starts with blood clots in the leg that can travel upward into the lungs and block a lung artery. Known as a pulmonary embolism, this can kill you in seconds, without any warning!
DVT can occur due to surgery, obesity, smoking, medication, dehydration, genetic blood coagulation disorders, etc. Long-haul travel where you’re immobilised for a long time also puts you at risk. Copper compression socks improve your circulation and reduce the risk of DVT during long flights, car trips, train journeys and bus rides.
3. Pain Point: Swelling, Oedema and Dryness
Along with a higher likelihood of DVT, long-haul travel can increase the risk of oedema, swollen feet or calves, leg cramps, cold hands/feet, and other issues. Since copper compression socks maintain proper circulation and thermal insulation in your lower legs, they can help prevent these problems.
Dry cabin air also dehydrates your skin, so use copper-embedded sleep masks, clothing and moisturizers to help it recover.
4. Pain Point: Germs and Infections
No matter how careful airlines are about cleanliness, there’s no way to guarantee that your seat, armrest and toilets aren’t swarming with germs. Since you’re in an enclosed space, the chance of being exposed to infectious bacteria, fungi and viruses is also high. Copper-infused clothing has powerful anti-microbial properties that can keep you protected, as well as avoid body odour or smelly feet during a long flight.
5. Pain Point: Flight Fatigue and Jet Lag
A long-haul flight can leave you worn out, both physically and mentally. Keep yourself hydrated, try to sleep according to the local time at your destination. Move around and elevate your feet if possible, and wear graduated compression socks that keep the blood flow going in your lower limbs if you’re immobilized for extended periods of time.
If you’re a frequent traveller, copper can be your best friend. Check out Copper Defence to explore our full range of copper-infused products now!