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Dealing With Muscle and Joint Injuries (the Natural Way)

February 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Exercise is a vital part of any health and nutrition plan. If you don’t regularly work your body out, you could suffer from health problems even if you’re eating a healthy diet. Unfortunately, the more you exercise, the more likely you are to suffer a muscle and joint injury.

Of course, knowing your limits and exercising proper technique can help lower the risk of injury. However, the risk of suffering a muscle and joint injury will always be present no matter the precautions you take.

Fortunately, even if you have suffered a muscle or joint injury, there are steps you can take to ensure proper, natural healing. However, if the injury is severe or does not seem to be healing on its own, you should consult a medical professional.

Step One: Get Plenty of Rest

First, if you have suffered an injury, you need to take it easy. Even if that means interrupting your workout routine, it’s vital that you […]

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Yes, Shoveling the Driveway Can Count as a Winter Workout, but Be Careful

February 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

The United States has been hit with a record-breaking storm and across the country, many people are digging out. Shoveling the driveway can be a great form of exercise, but you have to be careful. Each year, countless people suffer heart attacks and other serious conditions when shoveling snow.

Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to stay safe. Let’s go over those.

1. Prep For Shoveling Snow Like Most Workouts

Like most athletic workouts, you need to prepare. That means stretching your muscles out. The back, legs, and arms are all going to be put under a lot of strain. So stretch them out!

Remember what they say about not eating at least a half hour before swimming? Actually, that’s often fine if it’s just a casual swim. However, if you’re going to be engaging in any intense exercise, including shoveling snow, you should skip eating right beforehand.

You should also not smoke while shoveling. It might seem relaxing, but it’s also dangerous.

2. Every Workout Requires Proper Technique

If […]

How to Deal With Sore “Winter Muscles”

January 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Turn on the news and you might see some headlines mentioning “blizzards”, “snowmaggedon” and the like. It’s been a pretty cold and snowey winter so far, and many athletes have been forced to spend more time indoors than they’d want.

Unfortunately, the combination of cold weather and being cooped up can lead to sore muscles. A tender back, sore muscles and joints, there are many ailments that could afflict you this winter. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to get yourself back into peak shape.

It’s especially important that you take care of yourself if you suffer from arthritis or have experienced a muscle injury recently. Harsh weather can often aggravate such conditions. But remember, you don’t have to accept the pain. Let’s go over how you can relieve muscle and joint pain.

Make Sure You Get Your Stretching In

Some light stretching can loosen up your muscles and stretch them out. This can help reduce cramps and the risk of suffering muscle or joint injury. It […]

Keep Your Gym Streak Alive By Naturally Healing Your Muscle and Joint Pain

January 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Struggling to keep your New Year’s Resolution or normal gym routine because of muscle and joint aches and pains? Such pains are sadly common, especially for people who regularly work out and exercise. Thankfully, you don’t have to accept pain as a status quo. There are many treatments available, some natural some not.

But if you’re like the staff at QiVantage, you’d rather avoid the chemicals, prescriptions, and everything else. Fortunately, there are natural solutions to relieving the aches and pains. Yes, that includes our all natural injury healing kits, but those aren’t the only natural muscle and joint pain relief treatments available.

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Get Hot and Cold

One of the easiest and most effective ways to provide pain relief is to take a hot shower. Or use an ice pack. Ironically, both hot and cold can provide pain relief. Cold compacts can reduce swelling as well and are especially good for treating joint […]

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How To Make the Most Out of Your New Year (Lose Weight, Focus, Heal!)

January 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Welcome to the New Year! We here at QiVantage hope 2019 is a prosperous, healthy new year. Every time we have to toss out our old calendars (or let our phones and computers flip the page) we get a chance to start anew. Whether that means securing more professional success, losing weight, or repairing damaged muscles and joints, there are many opportunities, and the New Year offers the perfect time to pursue them.

Many people have already made and are pursuing their New Year’s Resolution, but actually sticking to those resolutions is far easier said than done. That’s why we’re going to offer some tips for you to stick to your goals. Even if your resolutions don’t line up with our tips, the general takeaways should help.

1. How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape in 2019

Got a new gym membership? Thinking about picking one up. Great! However, as many gym goers know, the gyms come January are often packed but by March they are half […]

Great Indoor Exercises For the Cold Months Ahead

October 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Autumn is in full swing and the winter is fast approaching. Many parts of the United States experience very cold weather that can make outside exercise impractical. As a result, it’s hard to stay in shape. Unfortunately, many people end up putting on some “winter pounds.”

Fortunately, there are several great ways to get a good workout inside. Let’s go over some exercises and techniques for staying in shape this winter.

Joints and muscles tend to ache more in the winter. Check out this article to learn why!

1. Get a Gym Membership

Gyms offer an obvious way to stay in shape. Every gym is equipped with various machines and pieces of equipment that make working out easy. Most gyms will have treadmills, weights, and other machines that will allow you to burn calories and tone muscles. All of this can be found inside, and gyms are usually well heated.

2. Take a Dip in the (Indoor) Pool

Clearly, swimming outside in the winter isn’t a good idea. However, […]