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Simple Health Tips for Pain Free Holiday Season

Debra Murray

    During the holidays, it is common for painful health conditions to flare-up in response to increased activity or stress. This is especially true for those who suffer from chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or who sustain an injury while hanging up holiday decorations. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done to reduce strain on a person’s muscles and joints during the preparations for holiday festivities. Here are several simple tips for enjoying a pain-free holiday season without taking away from the fun.    Avoid Repetitive Movements  Chopping vegetables for holiday dinners, wrapping gifts and handwriting cards...

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The Right Mood for Better Health

Debra Murray

  The Right Mood for Better Health BLUESPRING's Mood Support Formula is a compilation of St. John's wort, L-tyrosine, Siberian root extract, and other compounds that positively impact overall mood and outlook on life. Each of these ingredients have been tested individually and were found to reduce the symptoms of mood disorders, including depression. When all of them are included in one product, the blended effort supports the body's natural processes to achieve and sustain a positive mood. For those with mild depression or other mood disorders, taking Mood Support daily can give your body what it needs to balance...

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Breaking Health News About Achilles Tendinitis

Debra Murray

  Achilles tendinitis is an injury resulting from overusing the tendon, which is the band of tissue connecting the calf muscles running along the back part of the lower leg to that of the heel bone. It commonly occurs in those who are runners that have suddenly increased the duration or intensity of their runs. It’s also increased in those who are middle-aged individuals who play in sports, such as basketball or tennis.    Most cases of Achilles tendinitis are easily treated with simple, at-home care. Self-care strategies are imperative at preventing any recurring episodes of the condition. Some of the...

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Breaking Health News on Sprains and Strains

Debra Murray

Sprains and strains are two very common injuries. Their names might sound the same but there are some significant differences between these two conditions.   Sprains Ligaments are the connective tissues in a joint that attach bones to other bones. A sprain occurs when a ligament is stressed beyond its capacity and begins to tear or separate from the bone to which it is connected. Many sprains are minor, where only a portion of the fibers of a ligament tear.   A more severe sprain can result in the ligament being torn in two or completely separated from the bone....

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Five Things All Athletes Should Do To Avoid Injury

Debra Murray

Playing sports or competing in a swimming or running race is a great way to burn calories and stay active. However, many kinds of high-impact activities like this cause a significant amount of strain on the body that can lead to serious injuries to the joints and muscles. The good news is that many sports related injuries can be avoided if a person uses the following five tips for preventing them:   Wear Safety Equipment Head gear, knee pads, and elbow pads all help to reduce the amount of trauma that the body endures from falls and high-impact tackles and...

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Five Tips to Prevent Injury Before a Big Game

Debra Murray

  Five Tips to Prevent Injury Before a Big Game  High school athletes have a higher risk of injury than professional sports players do. Part of the reason for this is the overwhelming pressure to perform well enough for a college recruiter to be impressed. Sometimes, kids push themselves to do more than they are physically able to do to make their parents and teammates happy as well. A trophy isn't going to mean much if someone is injured during a big game, though. It will set them back in training time and possibly cause long-term health problems and pain....

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