Arthritis Pain Relief – Hot or Cold?

Feeling the pain of Osteoarthritis? You aren’t alone. Doctor-diagnosed arthritis is expected to increase from approximately 50 million adults today to an estimated 67 million by the year 2030. Why? While obesity and lack of physical activity contribute to the increase of this painful nemesis, the aging population and injuries are the leading culprits. So what can you do to relieve arthritis pain? Fortunately, today’s arthritis suffers have many pill-free pain management options. According to the Arthritis Foundation, ... more >>

Pill Free Arthritis Pain Relief

Whether it’s dull ache, a sharp shooting pain, or a painful burning sensation, chronic arthritis pain is a degenerative condition that affects joints and the surrounding and connective tissues. The term Arthritis is generically used to refer to more than 100 different types of rheumatic diseases and conditions from rheumatoid arthritis and lupus to fibromyalgia and gout. Many people believe that arthritis is the result of inflammation. While there are many forms of arthritis caused by ... more >>

Depression and Anxiety Treatment: Exercise!

Winter just won’t let go! If you live where we do, we are expecting more snow this weekend! In the dead of winter it is easy to catch a case of the “winter blues“. These “winter blues” can often be a serious disorder, coined Seasonal Affective Disorder. Unfortunately, depression often comes hand-in-hand with anxiety, which make it hard to get by day to day.  There are many treatments known to help fight the symptoms of anxiety ... more >>

Heat Therapy & Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic debilitating musculoskeletal disorder identified by pervasive pain with tenderness in specific areas, associated with tiredness, headaches and sleep disorders. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, and people with the condition usually have it for life. As many as 5 million Americans are thought to have the disease. More women than men are afflicted with fibromyalgia (75% versus 25%) and it shows up in people of all ages. The name fibromyalgia ... more >>

Headache Relief With Hot/Cold Therapy

Did you know… that headaches can be relieved by hot/cold therapy? Stress Caused a Tension Headache – My Personal Experience This past week was a stressful one for me, with a bad mix of sleep deprivation and not taking enough time to relax. Eventually around mid-week, I suffered a Tension headache. I was looking for the best headache relief remedies, as over-the-counter pain relievers weren’t doing the job. Before joining the FrozenPeaz team, I had always thought ... more >>

Common Muscle Injuries for Athletes

Whenever you lace up, whatever the sport or exercise, you are at an increased risk of a common muscle injuries injury. The repeated wear and tear on your body eventually adds up, and can lead to excessive wear and tear on the muscles and joints that may result in injury. But the results of a sedentary lifestyle has its own caveats. So play on weekend warrior and marathon hopeful. But listen to your body and watch ... more >>

Prevent Pulling A Muscle: 5 Tips

You’ve heard the saying dozens of times, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Check out these FIVE tips to help prevent pulling a muscle. 1. WARM UP Before Your Workout There’s some controversy over whether warming up before exercise, practice, or a competition will help prevent pulling a muscle. On the other hand, there is no evidence to show that a warm up increases your chance of injury. Warming up gradually revs up your ... more >>

Muscle Strain: What Is It and How to Treat It

Fall football season is here. Like many athletes, football players are prone to pulled muscles. Why? Football requires explosive starts, sudden changes in direction, and twisting and contorting of the body to make or intercept a play. What is a muscle strain? A muscle strain occurs when movements stretch muscles in conflicting directions, over-stretching or pulling the muscle tissue. The muscle tissue becomes overloaded and reaches a breaking point where a tear or partial tear occurs. The result – ... more >>

Good Running Tips Before the Race

You can teach an old dog new tricks – But not right before the race. Race weekend is exciting! The expo is a treasure trove of gels and drinks and bars. Socks and shoes. Tops and bottoms. All at a special discount just for you! Go ahead – buy. But wait to try! 3 Good Running Tips: Don’t Do These Right Before Race Day! Avoid the mistake of being one of the many marathoners that tries something new on ... more >>

Water vs Sports Drinks: Are You Drinking Too Much Water?

Are you drinking too much water on long runs? There are many factors that go into successfully completing a long run – and ultimately a marathon. Aside from adequate preparation and recovery, there are two physiological elements to be managed during the run: Staying hydrated: replacing the fluids your body loses to sweat Keeping your energy levels up: consuming calories to maintain performance levels and ward off fatigue So staying hydrated must mean you should consumer more water. Right? Not ... more >>