What is Compression Gear?

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At the most basic level, compression gear is a category of clothing and other accessories designed to fit tightly around the skin. 

Compression gear has a wide variety of applications including, medical, fitness, and personal uses such as fashion and travel, and continues to grow in popularity as athletes, doctors, patients, and regular people find more creative ways to benefit from these products.

Read our What is Compression Gear? article to get a bigger picture of the role compression gear plays in Fitness, Health, Travel, Fashion, how compression works, and what its benefits are.

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Activewear

Compression gear comes in all shapes and sizes for every part of the body. While some are meant for medical conditions, much of the compression gear available today is meant for athletes and people looking to be active in sports and exercising in general, and to help with the recovery process after this activity.

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Compression for Health

Compression gear can be used for a number of health conditions to help relieve symptoms including pain, swelling, poor circulation, and even help in the recovery of some conditions as well.

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Lifestyle Compression Gear

Compression gear is not only for athletes and medical patients, it also has uses that benefit people in everyday life.

Benefits like improved blood circulation, muscle support, decreased muscle fatigue, and even the slimming effects of compression help everyone from professionals to fashion junkies in their daily lives.

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