10 Ways to Good Health

Less alcohol — More tea Less processed — More fresh Less salt — More vinegar Less sugar — More fruit Less eating — More chewing Less driving — More walking or cycling Less anger — More laughter Less pills — More natural remedies (like hot/cold therapy) Less stress — More sleep Less words — More action more >>

Depression and Anxiety Treatment: Exercise!

Winter just won’t let go! If you live where we do, we are expecting more snow this weekend! In the dead of winter it is easy to catch a case of the “winter blues“. These “winter blues” can often be a serious disorder, coined Seasonal Affective Disorder. Unfortunately, depression often comes hand-in-hand with anxiety, which make it hard to get by day to day.  There are many treatments known to help fight the symptoms of ... more >>

Common Muscle Injuries for Athletes

Whenever you lace up, whatever the sport or exercise, you are at an increased risk of a common muscle injuries injury. The repeated wear and tear on your body eventually adds up, and can lead to excessive wear and tear on the muscles and joints that may result in injury. But the results of a sedentary lifestyle has its own caveats. So play on weekend warrior and marathon hopeful. But listen to your body and watch ... more >>

Prevent Pulling A Muscle: 5 Tips

You’ve heard the saying dozens of times, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Check out these FIVE tips to help prevent pulling a muscle. 1. WARM UP Before Your Workout There’s some controversy over whether warming up before exercise, practice, or a competition will help prevent pulling a muscle. On the other hand, there is no evidence to show that a warm up increases your chance of injury. Warming up gradually revs up ... more >>

Muscle Strain: What Is It and How to Treat It

Fall football season is here. Like many athletes, football players are prone to pulled muscles. Why? Football requires explosive starts, sudden changes in direction, and twisting and contorting of the body to make or intercept a play. What is a muscle strain? A muscle strain occurs when movements stretch muscles in conflicting directions, over-stretching or pulling the muscle tissue. The muscle tissue becomes overloaded and reaches a breaking point where a tear or partial tear occurs. The result ... more >>

Good Running Tips Before the Race

You can teach an old dog new tricks – But not right before the race. Race weekend is exciting! The expo is a treasure trove of gels and drinks and bars. Socks and shoes. Tops and bottoms. All at a special discount just for you! Go ahead – buy. But wait to try! 3 Good Running Tips: Don’t Do These Right Before Race Day! Avoid the mistake of being one of the many marathoners that tries something new ... more >>

Water vs Sports Drinks: Are You Drinking Too Much Water?

Are you drinking too much water on long runs? There are many factors that go into successfully completing a long run – and ultimately a marathon. Aside from adequate preparation and recovery, there are two physiological elements to be managed during the run: Staying hydrated: replacing the fluids your body loses to sweat Keeping your energy levels up: consuming calories to maintain performance levels and ward off fatigue So staying hydrated must mean you should consumer more water. ... more >>

Back Wrap: Hot Therapy Best for Back Pain

Is your back sore after a long day at work? Do you feel it in your lower back after you run, bike or engage in other physical activities? Give your lower back a dose of pressure and warmth to alleviate minor pain with the FrozenPeaz® Large Joint Wrap (Back Wrap). Penetrating Hot Therapy: Don’t let the name fool you. FrozenPeaz® created VirtualPeaz, specially engineered to stay hotter than a typical gel pack. And FrozenPeaz wraps are cord ... more >>

Healing Back Pain

An estimated 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point during their life time. From upper back and shoulder pain to lower back pain and sciatica, back pain can strike anywhere. What causes back pain? A sore back may result from any number of activities, including improper lifting of heavy objects, working in the garden or around the house, or sporting activities. Stress and sleeping in an awkward position can also cause back and shoulder ... more >>

Causes of Neck Pain and Relief Methods

Today’s busy life style can be a pain in the neck, literally. The causes of neck pain can be attributed to anything from poor posture (do you lean down to look at your laptop?) to bad pillows. A stiff neck can be debilitating! The good news, in most cases, when neck pain is the result of improper sleeping position or poor posture, the stiffness gets better within 4 to 6 weeks. To facilitiate recovery, try these at ... more >>