What Is CBD Oil?

What Is CBD Oil?

January 09, 2019

Learn all about this product and why it’s becoming popular

While there were certainly a lot of hotly-debated political issues in 2018, perhaps surprisingly, marijuana wasn’t really one of them. For use medically, recreationally, or both, the drug has now become widely accepted in the U.S. Of course, this doesn’t mean the controversy is entirely gone; after all, marijuana is still considered illegal on the federal level.

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Don’t Skip the Cool Down: Here’s What You Should Know

Don’t Skip the Cool Down: Here’s What You Should Know

December 26, 2018

It’s best to know how your body reacts with or without a cool down

Yes, you should. No, you shouldn’t. Depending on who you ask, cooling down after exercise is absolutely important or completely optional. There’s conflicting evidence to be sure, but one thing about which everybody agrees is that cooling down isn’t harmful.

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Do I Really Need to Warm-Up before Working Out?

Do I Really Need to Warm-Up before Working Out?

December 19, 2018

The importance of a warm-up and what it should involve

Due to shrinking attention spans and busier-than-ever schedules, we all want to get to things as quickly as possible. Nobody wants to waste time waiting to do something, they want to just do it, as Nike so eloquently put it. But when it comes to working out, jumping right in is a mistake, and it’s one that can result in an ineffective workout or even injury. This is why a good warm-up is essential, but what exactly should this entail?

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Dangers of OTC Drugs: Here’s What No One Talks About

Dangers of OTC Drugs: Here’s What No One Talks About

December 12, 2018

Oral pain medications are not always the best solutions for pain management

Men’s Health reports that a survey from the US Pain Foundation that more than 90 percent of Americans use over-the-counter (OTC) oral medications to manage pain. The problem with and the danger from these pain relievers is that they’re so convenient that we tend to reach for them for any kind of pain instead of reserving them for situations where they’ll do the most good.

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Can Stretching Help with Pain Management?

Can Stretching Help with Pain Management?

December 05, 2018

There are better ways than stretching to manage pain from muscle soreness

Evidence suggests that stretching offers little or no relief for muscle pain. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reviewed 12 studies, concluding that stretching, whether conducted before, after, or before and after exercise, does not produce clinically important reductions in delayed-onset muscle soreness in healthy adults. Another study by USA Track & Field concluded that stretching offers no protection from injury to runners during routine training, either.

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Don’t Let Muscle Soreness Knock You Out

Don’t Let Muscle Soreness Knock You Out

November 28, 2018

7 tips to manage pain before exercise

Sore muscles are good. They’re a sign of improvement; that you’ve pushed yourself physically — and mentally. It can also be a false roadblock.

However painful it may be, muscle soreness, typically shouldn’t prevent you from working out.

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Hot or Cold: Here’s What to Consider for Your Injury

Hot or Cold: Here’s What to Consider for Your Injury

November 21, 2018

Heating pads and ice packs each have different treatment applications

Heat promotes blood flow and is typically considered a pre-activity treatment. Cold, on the other hand, reduces swelling and can help relieve pain. How to use them depends on the type of injury.

Injuries can be divided into acute and chronic based on the following characteristics:

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The Side Effects of Pain Pills on the Body

The Side Effects of Pain Pills on the Body

November 14, 2018

Find out what these medications are really doing to you

Unless you’re incredibly lucky, you – like pretty much everybody else – experience pain on a regular basis. It may not be severe, but things like headaches, backaches, or joint or muscle pain are extremely common. This is why the health aisle in the supermarket has rows and rows of pain medications, and chances are good that your medicine cabinet contains quite a few of those products.

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The Added Benefit of Copper in a Roll-On Pain Reliever

The Added Benefit of Copper in a Roll-On Pain Reliever

November 07, 2018

A look at the science behind copper’s healing abilities

We’ve been using copper to treat pain and inflammation since prehistoric times. Our ancestors didn’t know how it worked – they just knew that it did. Science has yet to definitively explain why the topical application of copper acts as an anti-inflammatory, but we have a much deeper understanding.

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How to Properly Use a Roll-On Pain Reliever

How to Properly Use a Roll-On Pain Reliever

October 31, 2018

These are the important guidelines you should know

If you have decided to use a roll-on pain reliever, you’ve made a wise choice. Unlike pills that you take in hopes that they will address the part of the body that’s hurting, a roll-on lets you focus on the exact area that’s in pain. In addition to better results, this lessens the chance of unwanted side effects.

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Avoid the Side Effects of Pills by Using a Roll-on Pain Reliever

Avoid the Side Effects of Pills by Using a Roll-on Pain Reliever

October 31, 2018

Roll-on pain relief is quick, accurate, and cuts down on potential side effects.

We want fast relief from muscle or joint pain. Most of us turn to an oral pain reliever. We pop a pill and wait for the results. And wait. And wait.

Yes, we’ll eventually feel some relief. After the pills are digested by the stomach and then absorbed into the body by the intestines. The active ingredients will enter your bloodstream to finally make their way to the area of soreness and pain – along with the rest of your body, which has no need for it. Wouldn’t it make more sense to apply the pain reliever directly to where you want it to work?

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What Makes Menthol and Camphor Such Great, Natural Pain Relievers?

What Makes Menthol and Camphor Such Great, Natural Pain Relievers?

October 24, 2018

It’s time to take another look at what irritation can accomplish.

There’s a reward for irritation – especially when it comes to relief from sore muscles or joint pain. Most of us just reach for a bottle of painkillers. Pop a couple with a glass of water and then wait for it to do its magic.

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