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
It's been called both dangerous and harmful, and we're told we are, as a society, doing way too much of it. And that it can hurt our health in a big way. When you hear these descriptions of sitting – something we all do from infancy all the way through to old age – it's hard to believe something that seems so, well, harmless is instead so harmful. Since physical inactivity is the … [Read more...] about 6 Scary Side Effects of Sitting
Stress, anxiety, aches, pains and muscle tension: they're all a fact of life. And all good reasons to get a massage. So it really shouldn't come as a surprise to find out many people have been contacting so heavenly massage... It's great to be able to give yourself a massage at home, and equally nice to go out for one. Either way, it's a treat. And because a massage can be such an integral … [Read more...] about Tips Toward a Better Massage
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 … [Read more...] about What’s Getting in the Way of Your Weight Loss?
Want to get – and stay – healthy? A healthy lifestyle is more than just eating right, getting aerobic activity and logging plenty of restorative sleep. It should also include strength training. Strength training's benefits reach way beyond the aesthetics: Sure, it can rev up your metabolism, reduce body fat and in turn, increase your body's lean mass. But strength training can also … [Read more...] about Weight Lifting Myths
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. This sounds like a lot of work, but it is important that you get these jobs done before the winter, as … [Read more...] about Does Your Body Need a Winter Fixer Upper? Five Easy DIY Improvements
For people with chronic pain, life can be hard. The unrelenting pain may make you feel uncomfortable and cranky and even hopeless at times. But it's more within your control than you think; switching bad habits for good ones can help ease the pain and improve – and potentially prolong – your life. Even if you start by checking out sites like budexpressnow, at least this is a start to hopefully … [Read more...] about Make it a Habit: 5 Tips for a Pain-Free You
Our lives are filled with so much motion that can strain our body, a complex, amazing machine. Just thinking about all the possibilities is enough to make us dizzy: we turn, bend, lift, walk, run and move. And even when we're not in motion, that brilliant machine with all its moving parts is still being challenged: It's possible, after all, that sitting, standing or even sleeping in the wrong … [Read more...] about Is Your Everyday Life Setting You Up for Pain?