In my years working as a rehabilitation therapist, the standard treatment for acute musculoskeletal injuries was RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Without fail, we recommended this protocol to reduce inflammation and pain. Inflammation, we were taught, increases pain and delays healing. But a new school of thought may be turning the RICE protocol on its head.
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Exercise and Workout
Can’t fit in an hour a day, or even 3 times a week at a gym? You don’t need to. No worries. There are many ways to get in the exercise you need to stay or get fit in short spurts throughout the day.
Sometimes it's amazing how much you benefit from little things like essential oil bath salts. Taking a nice soak in a hot bath is one of these things. Soaking in hot water is more powerful than one might think.
Walking is the most popular and common form of exercise, yet walking for exercise isn’t always fun. In fact, like drinking water, it can be boring. When exercise isn’t enjoyable, you’re less likely to be motivated, and if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain it, that can be a real bummer.
How would you feel if your doctor wrote a prescription for exercise instead of handing you one for medication? You might be surprised to learn that's exactly what more physicians are doing and there is good reason your doctor's thinking may be changing.
There is one type of exercise that is touted to help you with weight loss. The exercise is HIIT or high intensity intermittent training that has become popular, but probably is misunderstood when it comes losing weight.
Do you know how much exercise you need to have a healthy heart? Here is what health experts found when posing that question to a little over one-thousand adults.
Here's why orange juice before your morning run may be beneficial.
If you hate going to the gym and are looking for fun, weird or wacky ways get some exercise, consider these ten activities. You might even find exercising can be enjoyable. The good news is anyone can find a way to exercise, regardless of busy lifestyle.