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Effective Natural Remedies for Joint Pain

Debra Murray

Since joint pain makes movement so difficult, it is easy to become desperate for a way to treat it that actually works, but you don't have to go out and buy hundreds of dollars worth of products. Relief can be found by purchasing a few inexpensive natural remedies from your local health food store.     Licorice     Years ago, strips of black, twisted candy that were called “licorice sticks” were sold to children. They were made with licorice extract that was harvested from the roots of the licorice plant. Now, this candy is made with artificial flavoring instead. But the plant...

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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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HealthStyle: Athlete – How YOU can live an Athletic Life

Katie Hightower

Did you know that you don’t have to live your life one buzzer beater at a time to live an athletic lifestyle? Being an athlete is simply the act of choosing to live an active, healthy life.   Characteristics of an athlete: Proper Nutrition Dedication to Practice Achieving Enough Rest Nurturing the Body   If you fulfill these characteristics, then you are already embracing the HealthStyle of an athlete!   Nutrition For athletes of any age, one of the most important focus factors is maintaining balanced and healthy nutrition. If you are involved in an endurance activity like cross-country skiing...

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Build Healthy Joint Cartilage Naturally

Debra Murray

  Swollen, achy joints may occur due to the breakdown of cartilage and joint tissue as we age. This occurs from everyday wear and tear. These effects are often increased by the joints in the body being exposed to excess inflammation over the years. By reducing the effects that inflammation has on the body and encouraging the body to rebuild cartilage, pain and swelling may be reduced naturally.    Reducing the Effects of Inflammation and Pain in the Joints    Antioxidants and other nutrients work in the body to fight off free radicals to help reduce the damaging effects of...

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Why You Should Not Ignore Joint or Muscle Pain

Debra Murray

Most pain disappears after a person rests and takes it easy for a short while, so it can be a little alarming when the pain lingers on for months at a time. Pain is the body's way of letting someone know that there something is wrong. It is like a defense mechanism to persuade a person to seek medical help, especially when it occurs in the muscles and joints. Read on for a list of four reasons why you should never ignore pain.    Pain is a Sign of a Hidden Injury   Some injuries are not visible from outside of...

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