As an athlete, it can sometimes be easy to become addicted to things that supposedly get you the “extra advantage” over others while competing. Many athletes struggle with addiction and at some point go through a recovery process. Addiction recovery has the ultimate goal of helping you stop using whatever substances are ruining your life. While deciding to quit is a huge step, the real work is yet to come. To properly treat addiction, you need to understand what works best for you. These are some approaches you can take to help in your recovery. Cognitive Behavior Therapy You might make [...]
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The pain and muscle stiffness from tendinitis can flare up during games, and this could reduce your ability to perform at your best. To quickly ease tendinitis pain and other symptoms while on the field, try out the tips in this guide. Stretches Stretching out the affected muscles could reduce stiffness and allow you to maintain your range of motion. Start by performing a static stretch that you hold in place for between 10 to 60 seconds. If you have an elastic band available, this tool could provide extra support during the stretch. Stretching the muscles increases circulation in the area, [...]
If you or someone you know has decided to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the first step to recovery is to stop using the drug or alcohol. This is also called detox or detoxification, and the aim is to remove the substance from your body. It may take a few days to a week, and it is just the beginning of the road to recovery. Depending on the substance and how long you have been taking it, the withdrawal symptoms may be mild or severe. It may be helpful to know in advance what you can expect during withdrawals [...]
Many people seem to solely focus on the physical benefits of exercise. However, there is a lot of research that supports the assertion that being active is crucial for your emotional and mental well-being as well. Here are four ways that demonstrate how staying active can prove beneficial for your overall mental health. The Connection Between Mind and Body You should not discount the power of the mind-body connection when it comes to getting in regular exercise. Studies have shown that those with chronic illness tend to be more depressed. It is no secret that leading an active lifestyle is a [...]
Arthritis is an ailment that, contrary to popular belief, isn't restricted to old age. In fact, arthritis can be caused by other factors such as diet or even by performing certain tasks on a regular basis. Regardless of the cause of your arthritis, you do not have to be subjected to a lifetime of medication because of it. Here are some alternative ways to find relief from the symptoms of arthritis. Stay Moving Since arthritis is basically the stiffening of your joints, maintaining your flexibility through stretching and exercise can greatly help to improve your symptoms. Yoga and other low-impact types [...]
There is no question about it: When you're busy, it's often your health that suffers. And, the fact is that busy times are often exactly when you need to take care of yourself the most. Thankfully, there are strategies that you can use to help take care of your health when you're busy. Here's a look at three such ideas. Maintenance Is Key Preventative maintenance is key for any machine, and the same principle applies to the human body. It's generally easier to prevent a health problem from happening than it is to treat it once it's developed. To that end, [...]
The benefits of working out are obvious: It can improve your health, make your mind sharper, and ultimately make you more productive at the office. However, that doesn't mean it's easy, and working out with a full-time job can be a huge challenge. How can you squeeze in physical activity when you are so busy in the office? Here are a few tips. Bike to Work For some people, particularly those who are paid by the hour, schedule changes simply aren't possible. As such, you have to squeeze in a workout wherever you can. To that end, biking to work may [...]
Chronic stress affects millions of people across the globe. While stress is a normal response to danger and necessary from a biological perspective, it is possible to become trapped in a deeply problematic spiral of ever-increasing stress. Stress can be caused by relationship issues, financial loss, addictive behaviors, related psychological conditions like depression, or traumatic life experiences. Certain levels of stress are normal and even tolerable, but when they get out of control, they can cause physical symptoms like digestive issues, aches and pains, and difficulty concentrating. There are several well-documented strategies for naturally reducing stress without the need for [...]
Meditation is a great option for anyone seeking less stress and more stillness in their lives. Once you teach yourself how to meditate, the resulting health benefits can be astounding. Use a few of these suggestions to find peace and mindfulness through meditation. Find the Right Spot You don't need a huge room to learn to meditate. In fact, once you learn to meditate, you can practice it at home, in your workplace, or wherever else you may find yourself. However, when first starting out, it is important to find the right spot so that you'll be able to focus [...]
Working out can be one of the best ways to keep your body feeling and looking young. Though it does have its drawbacks. Most of the time, we tend to feel great immediately following an intensive workout. However, soon after that we begin to start feeling the consequences of hard exercise. We notice that our muscles are sore. Although there are plenty of supplements on the market, you might not feel safe in taking processed or artificial products. In the following discussion, we'll provide some tips on the best ways to recover from workout soreness by using natural resources. Recovery Foods [...]