Magnesium Deficiency Could Be Causing Your Joint Pain

Joint pain can stop you in your tracks, making you avoid your favorite activities and instead wanting to curl up in bed all day. There are many factors that can contribute to joint pain, but research has found that magnesium deficiency is one of them. Magnesium is an important mineral that plays a role in… Read more »

Four Surprising Facts About Pain

If you’re one of the 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, you know how debilitating it can feel. But did you know… Pain is Still a Mystery – The American Academy of Pain Medicine defines pain as “an unpleasant sensation and emotional response to that sensation.” Scientifically speaking, pain is felt when electrical signals… Read more »

What Chronic Pain Sufferers Aren’t Telling their Doctors

Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million Americans each year and costs nearly $600 billion, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. A study by Kaiser Permanente has found that many chronic pain patients often don’t tell their doctors when they seek alternative treatments. The study, published Monday in the American Journal of Managed Care,… Read more »

Fighting Pain Naturally with These Five Foods

More than 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Many of those turn to prescription medications that can be addictive and sometimes come with unpleasant side effects. More often than not, the medications are merely masking the pain, rather than eliminating the true cause of pain. There is an alternative to living in pain and… Read more »

Pain is Prohibiting Sleep

A 2015 poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) found that pain is a significant factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re actually getting. The numbers are startling with an average 42-minute sleep debt for those with chronic pain and 14 minutes for those who’ve… Read more »

Five Ways to Help Ease Muscle Pain

According to a new study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, light activity after a workout can help ease muscle soreness just as well as a massage. Danish researchers asked 20 women to perform shoulder exercises. Two days later, the women received a 10-minute massage on one shoulder and performed 10 minutes… Read more »

Top Ten Foods to Alleviate Sore Muscles

Sometimes, it’s nice to feel a little sore after a good workout. It feels like you’ve accomplished your goals and you have something to show for it. But sometimes, you’re so sore that you can barely get through the day, let alone do another workout. After exercising, try eating these foods to help alleviate sore… Read more »

The Importance of Recovery After a Workout

Recovery is a vital part of any training program whether you are an elite athlete or just someone who hits up the gym to improve your strength and fitness. In any training program whether it be speed and agility, strength and conditioning or a general fitness program, it is important that recovery becomes part of… Read more »

Five Ways to Keep Your Winter Workout Fun

ways to have fun working out this winter

We get it. It’s cold and snowy and you want to curl up on the couch and hibernate. But exercise is so important and it doesn’t have to be a chore. By mixing up your workout calendar and maintaining a positive attitude, you’ll be beating the winter slump in no time. Check out these five… Read more »

Fighting Inflammation with Diet

diets that help fight inflammation

Your immune system is designed to attack anything in your body that it recognizes as foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. The process is called inflammation. Periodic inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders is actually a good thing and helps protect your health. However, when inflammation persists over time even when you… Read more »