We’ve all been there, you wake up with pain or discomfort somewhere in your body, and think “I must have slept funny”. Sometimes the pain goes away, but sometimes it can be quite severe. For some people, this isn’t just an occasional inconvenience. Sleeping the wrong way can disrupt circulation, and lead to long-term pain and/or discomfort. The culprit may be your bed. But getting a new bed can be a big investment, and you may not be ready yet. Or maybe you share the bed and your partner loves the bed just as it is. An orthopedic, memory-foam pillow is a great way to ensure comfort, and give you a happy, restful sleep. Here are some benefits! A Neutral Surface Memory foam orthopedic pillows create a neutral resting space for the head and neck. The memory foam gently cradles the curves of your body, and gives your head and…

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As we age, our bones lose density and can become brittle. The loss of bone mass can lead to osteoporosis, and is due in part to age, to hormonal changes, and to deficiency in minerals such as calcium. Osteoporosis is a common disease, and bone loss leads to a heightened risk of fractures. Osteoporosis is especially common in women over the age of fifty, due to hormonal changes brought upon by menopause. Because it is so common, many of us…

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Many of us know that spending too much time sitting down is bad for our bodies, and our health. At a glance, here are some of the potential consequences of spending too much time seated: Muscle degeneration Back and neck pain Poor circulation Organ Damage Slower brain function The truth is that when we sit for prolonged periods of time, it results in slower blood circulation, and poor posture, both of which can lead to the above ailments. Regular exercise,…

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For those who regularly work out their leg muscles, leg cramps can seriously derail your workout. However, while leg cramps are most common during a workout, they can also strike at random. Leg cramps are usually caused by mineral deficiency, or by insufficient blood supply to the area. Not only do we use our legs during runs, or other workouts, but they are generally important to our lives; they get us where we need to go! Here are some nutritional…

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