Billie Jean King might have won the battle of the sexes when she beat Bobby Riggs in a winner-take-all tennis match back in 1973, but chances are if she had sustained an injury in the match, things would have taken a different turn. That’s because when it comes to pain, men and women feel it differently, with women being the losers. Research finds that not only do women feel pain more of the … [Read more...] about Why Men & Women Feel Pain Differently
Pain, in addition to causing physical distress, can cause significant emotional distress, making you mighty cranky, depressed, stressed and anxious. It can turn an ordinary day into a minute-by-minute challenge and shadow you into a sleepless night. While pain sufferers may not concur on just one type of treatment, there is one thing they all agree on: Chronic pain impacts their quality of … [Read more...] about Five Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Pain Relief
Pain has an annoying way on creeping up on youâ€¦and if youâ€™re not careful, in time it can take over your life. Like a houseguest who loves your hospitality a bit too much, once youâ€™ve got it, it can be a challenge to get it to pack up and leave. Thankfully, there are things you can do to prevent pain from moving into your body and settling down into your sacred space, draining you of time … [Read more...] about An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a good reminder to check up - and brush up - on yours. The pain began as a dull off-and-on ache between my shoulder blades. But then, seemingly overnight, it progressed into a persistent, sharp and stinging sensation that moved beyond my neck and down into my arm. The unrelenting pain woke me – and kept me - up at night. And the more I felt the pain, the … [Read more...] about Five Quick and Easy Tips to Keep Your Sanity When You’re in Pain
If you’re planning once again to make some New Year’s Resolutions, but tired of making the same ones over and over and over again, here’s something for you: A dive into what’s getting in the way of your desire to shed some pounds. Because sometimes, you need to silence your inner critic from telling you that you have no self- control... and finally find the truth behind it all. Pain. Chronic pain … [Read more...] about What’s Getting in the Way of Your Weight Loss?
With winter season on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking ahead about sprucing up around your home: cleaning out closets, tuning up your heating system, weather-proofing your garden, gathering firewood, clearing your roof and gutters of debris, caulking around windows and doors, and more. But just as important is sprucing up your health. Here are five easy things to do to get you prepped … [Read more...] about Does Your Body Need a Winter Fixer Upper? Five Easy DIY Improvements