NSAID Concerns

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, otherwise known as NSAIDs, help reduce pain, decrease fevers, and in higher doses, decrease inflammation. However, there are several negative side effects as well and they should only be taken occasionally.

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Negative Effects of Not Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep puts our body in an anabolic state, where we produce testosterone and growth hormones to help us build muscle, burn fat, heal wounds, and fight off illness. During the second day of no sleep, you will quickly develop blood shot eyes, and an increase in fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Beauty sleep actually is a real thing!

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Epsom Salt Baths

Epsom Salt is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound composed of magnesium and sulfate.  It can be utilized as a natural remedy for a number of ailments.  Epsom Salt has beneficial properties that can help the mind, body, and soul!

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Compression Clothing

I always thought compression clothing, especially those tan or black compression socks, was beneficial for older people with swelling and blood clots. But, does compression clothing have benefits for exercise and performance?

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Marijuana Massage

New in the health industry is the marijuana massage. This rubdown will not get you high, unlike many people’s expectations. What will happen though, is CBD and THC infused oil will be massaged into the skin. The main thing to gain in this marijuana massage is pain relief

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Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy, maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe you haven’t. Eitherway what exactly is it? Cryotherapy involves standing in a freezing cold, negative 200 degree F or colder, tank for several minutes. The claim it has is to help lose weight, reduce pain, inflammation, improve performance, and sleep. But does it work or is it just another fitness fad?

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Ice Your Pain Away

Ice is a great tool to decrease pain and inflammation and hasten healing. If you ice improperly, you could damage your muscle tissues. Ice is best for an acute injury, like an ankle sprain, knee sprain, muscle or joint sprain, or acute pain after exercise. 

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Rest Recovery

Working out is hard work, especially when you have concrete goals in mind.  It can be hard to skip a day for rest because you just want results.  And sometimes, it’s hard to get back into working out when we do allow ourselves to rest…

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CBD: Cannabidiol

CBD’s effect is to only effect your body positively and give you relaxation.  The medical potential of CBD has been a hot topic in the ever growing cannabis world. This chemical compound is completely non-psychoactive so it will not get you “high.”

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Knee Pain Relief


Knee pain is one of the most common ailments of people around the world but not everyone is aware of the source of their pain and are complacent simply dealing with the irritation unless further injury and pain occur.  If you don’t want to spend the money to have medical scans taken or simply want to prevent future pain follow these simple steps!

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Swimming & Recovery

No, this is not about some miracle vitamin and mineral enhanced product that will magically cure all soreness and ailments.  Have you ever jumped into a hot tub after a long day of practice? Well you might want to wait at least a day or run the risk of increasing inflammation and delaying recovery…

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Hyperbaric Chambers

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions improve blood flow in your body and diminishes tissue damage.  Continuous treatments of HBO presents the opportunity to synthesize collagen and blood vessel formation through altering states of hypoxia and hyperoxia. In a study of Olympic athletes during the Nagano Winter Olympics, HBO treatments were found to remove lactic acid and ammonia from the body leading to faster recovery.

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iFoam Roll ~ Nick Stahl

Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels and nerves. If your fascia is tight in one area, you might feel pain somewhere else. Foam rolling is a self-massage technique, which improves and increases blood flow and circulation in the body.

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