What can you learn from talking to people who suffer from uncommon medical conditions? Positivity, persistence and the satisfaction of giving back. Read the full post on aSweatLife.com.
“They can break you—make you question wanting to be here.” Read the full article for VICE.
The folk remedy could even make your muscle problems worse. Read the full article for VICE.
They’ve carried you everywhere from your first day of school through this morning’s walk or run. Pretty much everything else about your body has changed in that time, so it’s little wonder that your feet also undergo some alterations, both subtle and not-so-much, as you age. Read the full article for Prevention.
Get off the pain-pill train by using one or more of these techniques—they’re safe and effective. Read the full article for Prevention.
You can buy over-the-counter drugs without a prescription, but they still have risks—especially if you treat yourself with more than one at a time. Read the full article for Men’s Health.
That quick catnap might not always work to make you less sleepy. But a new study suggests a surprising benefit of 30-minute snoozes on the sleep-deprived: less sensitivity to pain. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Oxycontin. Vicodin. Percocet. Opiates like these can make the agony of surgery or cancer more bearable. But potent painkillers come with serious risks—namely addiction and even death. And a new report finds more than half of hospital patients were given some opioid pain medications. Read the full article in Men’s Health.
Like tea or yoga, pain relief comes in more than one temperature. You reach for a bag of frozen peas from the freezer if you twist your ankle. You might even take a clue from your chiropractor and use a heating pad to relax that knot in your right shoulder. But what about when your shins start aching from too many miles on the pavement, or when you pull a muscle picking up the cat litter the wrong way? Read the full article on Prevention.com.