friday favorites: pain relief products

 

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Today, I thought I’d share my favorite products that I use when you can’t take your medication to ease your pain.

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{1} KT Tape // {2} Foot and Hand Warmers // {3} Biofreeze // {4} Buddy Bear // {5} Bath Pillow

{1} I’ve mentioned several times how much KT Tape has helped me with an injury, but I haven’t really shared how much it’s helped during a flare. Is your knee flaring a little? Use KT Tape. Is your finger aching? Use KT Tape. Neck Pain? Use KT Tape. It might even make a great Halloween costume…I kid! 😉 But in seriousness…I love KT Tape.

{2} I love the Carex Foot and Hand Warmers. I received mine as a gift and use them a lot in the winter to help keep my extremities warm! I also like taking out the heat wraps and placing them on other areas of pain like my hip and quads.

{3} I only started using Biofreeze recently, but I really like it. I love the peppermint smell and the roll-on feature is perfect to prevent any unnecessary spills in my purse or gym bag.

{4} Isn’t Buddy Bear so cute? I may be 30 but I still have a sweet spot for anything cute and cuddly. Did you know that he heats up in the microwave or can be placed in the freezer for a cooling effect? If you have children with chronic pain like arthritis, tummy aches or ear aches…get him ASAP. He soothes and brings joy to all ages and is a great companion for bed.

{5} If you take frequent baths to ease your pain without the use of medication, then you know a bath pillow is a must! I love this three layer bath pillow because it provides comfort for my head, neck, and upper back…the most uncomfortable spots in a bath.

I use all of these products frequently and find great relief from them! You can purchase these items too by clicking on the links under the images; I am not compensated in anyway if you do! What products do you use? Let me know in the comments below or let me know via Facebook or Twitter. I think the more we share with each other, the more we can ease our pain!

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friday favorites: keep moving

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January is full of possibilities, changes, and new routines. Therefore, keeping with my one word of the year: minimalism and my post on how to cope without your medication, I thought I’d share some of my favorite and FREE exercise videos I use to help you keep moving when working outside isn’t an option. 🙂 I strongly agree that exercising clears the mind and helps you manage stress; therefore, helps you maintain minimalism.

Let’s start off with a little Yoga. Now, I already told you the importance of Yoga and about a free website; however, have you checked out Super Sisters Fitness? One of the sister’s is a certified yoga instructor and shared a great yoga video that’s a little faster paced:

 

If you were a dancer in your former life (or current…because once a dancer, always a dancer), check out the videos from The Ballet Physique. I used to go to these classes in Denver and LOVED them! I like their YouTube channel because they provide a move of the week. Here’s a full arm series I enjoyed:

 

I was introduced to the next fitness group through one of my favorite websites: LaurenConrad.com.  The fitness guru’s are called Tone It Up and although some of their video introductions are pretty cheesy, their workouts are pretty amazing. Check out this one that blends toning, yoga, and kettlebells:

 

Those are some of my favorite YouTube channels I’m subscribed to that keep me motivated when I can’t run outside.

What YouTube channels do you like for fitness inspiration and motivation? Do share…I’m always interested in adding to my collection.

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