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Manage Your Pain during the Holiday Season

Debra Murray

    Most of us are aware that stress is a big contributor to chronic pain, and many people live with constant discomfort on a daily basis. Stress and pain can be elevated during the holiday season due to various factors. Juggling demands, shopping in crowded locations, accommodating relatives and attending parties can all result in anxiety that aggravates a persistent condition.    Tension    A contributing factor to holiday stress and pain is tension. This may include tension in the back, neck, shoulders or legs. While some people may only suffer with slight discomfort or headache, others experience severe body aches...

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Five Types of Myalgia and Their Causes

Debra Murray

“Myalgia” is the medical term for muscle pain. It is often a symptom of another disease present in the body. It isn't a disease itself, so patients who report having this condition to their doctor have to undergo further testing to determine what the other underlying factors are. The severity and location of the pain both help in the diagnosis too. Once the doctor has all the information that he or she needs, they can make a determination of the specific type of muscle pain that someone has, so they know how to soothe it. There are five types of muscle...

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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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HealthStyle: Olympian

Katie Hightower

            Olympians are considered to be the most elite athletes in the world. They train for years to sharpen their skills in order to compete amongst the best in the world. As you watch the Winter and Summer Olympics, you may find yourself thinking, “I wish I could do that. I wish I could be that athletic or that talented.” And guess what? You can be. Olympians are just like you. Are you ready to embrace the Olympic HealthStyle?               Olympians focus on their training in three different areas: physical training, nutrition and recovery. In order to train like...

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The Dangers of Over-the-Counter Pain Medication - INFOGRAPHIC

Debra Murray

  It cannot be denied that over-the-counter pain medications are convenient. No doctor trips required. No prescriptions needed. These drugs can be found in almost any drugstore or supermarket. However, the most convenient option does not always mean the safest option. Below, you’ll find a list of the dangers that are associated with over-the-counter pain medications along with some replacement natural remedies.   The Effect on Your Heart The improper use of ibuprofen blocks two important enzymes. Blocking these enzymes causes a gradual increase in blood pressure, which in turn causes inflammation and pain. Ibuprofen is actually associated with a...

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Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Debra Murray

 Pain The types of pain that is associated with this disease can vary. Sometimes, it is felt deep in the bones and muscles, which makes movement and exercise very difficult. Other times, the pain is more topical and localized. A person may also feel like their skin hurts if it is touched too roughly. Over the counter topical pain relief cream can help with these symptoms though, and it isn't addicting.   Fatigue One of the most difficult aspects of fibromyalgia is the way that it causes crushing fatigue in those who suffer from it. Performing the most simple...

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Safe, Natural, Herbal Alternatives Relieve Pain & Treat Skin Conditions

Debra Murray

Many people are looking for safe, natural alternatives to relieve joint pain, arthritis pain, muscle pain, backaches, sprains, strains, bruises, and pain from headaches. And they are finding the answer with BLUESPRING topical and herbal remedies. Blue Spring also provides products for facial care, body care, hair care and foot care. These natural lotions aid in keeping skin looking youthful by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, liver spots and sun spots. All without toxic affects to the body.   BLUESPRING products are derived from natural ingredients and the testimonials of the results speak for themselves. With no risk and complete or...

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Simple Health Tips for Painful Fingers & Hands

Debra Murray

  Importance of Fingers and Hands Individuals with pain in their hands or fingers must find relief. Our hands are vital for daily functioning. As an individual becomes older health conditions such as arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia can make using fingers difficult.   Joints, muscles and tendons become sensitive and tender. There are various methods to reduce the discomfort of moving your fingers and hands. Most individuals use several ways to maintain health of their hands and fingers.   Massaging Methods A relaxing hand massage can help fingers and hands feel better. Various massaging techniques are available at...

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