Archives for December, 2014

Removing The Hair

Posted on Dec 29, 2014 under health | No Comment

If the hair on your body gets to the point where you aren’t sure if you want to shave or remove the hair with wax, then consider the benefits of hair removal devices. There are several devices that you can order now online that are easy to use and will keep the hair off of the body for several weeks. It makes it easier to wear clothing that reveals more skin as well as making you feel more comfortable without the hair.

Razors are the least expensive, and you can get them just about anywhere. It’s easy to use a razor as long as you have a little water and a cream that will make the hair soft. Electric razors can also be used, but they are ideal for smaller areas, like on the face. Wax is an option if you want to get rid of hair on larger areas of the body. This includes the legs and arms. Be careful when using wax as some of them might cause irritations on the skin. Laser hair removal is something to consider when you want to permanently remove hair, or get it as permanently gone as possible. This kind of removal is often done by a professional, but there are some products that do similar things at home.

Runner (and Non-Runner) Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on Dec 13, 2014 under Reviews | No Comment

This has been an interesting time to be a running blogger. I have been getting a lot of holiday gift guide requests from relevant and completely random companies. I’ve definitely found some products more useful than others, but it was still fun to try new things that I’ve never heard of or would have using unless I was actually sent them. Hopefully some of these last minute gift ideas will be useful.

Running Gear

Plantronics BackBeat FIT








BackBeat FIT, wireless fitness-focused earbuds are ready for any workout fan, and the gift giver can be happy knowing that they offer safety features for outdoor athletes.

I’ve tested quite a few wireless, Bluetooth headsets before and these are hands down, the best ones I’ve used. There are a couple of criteria that make a good pair of wireless, Bluetooth headphones: weight, connectivity, usability, battery life, water/sweat resistance. These only weigh 24 grams, are very easy to connect to your device, wrap around the ear so they never fall off while in use and last up to 8 hours with constant audio status alerts of battery life. The most important feature for me is definitely weight and staying in my ears while in use. The Platntronics BackBeat FIT do all of that and more.

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Common Hip Injuries Athletes Experience

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 under health | 1 Comment

While hours upon hours of practice are necessary for athletes to excel at their sport, overdoing it often causes athletes to experience hip pain that results in constant discomfort and sometimes prohibits them from playing. To ensure that this pain does not turn into a chronic issue, athletes should pay attention to any problems they experience with their hip and identify the cause of their pain.

Sports Medicine-Related Hip Injuries

There are many different types of sports medicine-related hip injuries that athletes suffer from. However, some of the most common problems include hip pointer issues, stress fractures, and a condition known as hip impingement.

Hip pointer injuries occur when the overlying muscle and bone of the top of the hip are bruised. This type of injury can happen suddenly and causes intense pain. Hip impingement injuries often occur within young and middle-aged athletes. Athletes may suffer from this type of hip injury when the bones of their hip no longer fit together perfectly and rub up against the joint. As a result, the hip joint can incur irreparable damage. Stress fractures are also highly common amongst athletes because they occur as a result of repetitive trauma to the hip bone over time. While any type of athlete can incur a stress fracture, they are most often seen amongst long distance runners. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Strong Bones Matter To You

Posted on Dec 05, 2014 under health | No Comment

In order to have a more enjoyable and active lifestyle, you need strong bones. Sometimes, it seems difficult to get as much calcium as you need in your diet. In some cases, you might not be able to tolerate dairy products. Using a calcium supplement like can help keep your bones strong. Here’s why strong bones are important.

Smaller Chance of A Break
Weak and brittle bones are more easily broken or fractured. Breaking a bone can cause you significant pain and discomfort. In some cases, a broken bone can limit your activities while they heal and incur large medical bills.

Easier Movement And Flexibility
Strong bones are the foundation of a strong and healthy body. When your bones are strong, you will find it easier to move and get active. Bending over and reaching out for these are more easily accomplished with healthy bones.

More Active Lifestyle
When it easier to move around and not worry about broken bones, you will lead a more active lifestyle. You might decide to take up running or enjoy your spare time on long bike rides. With healthy bones, you will find being active more fun and less worrisome.

No matter what age you are, it is never too soon to start thinking about your bone health. In fact, the sooner you start the better you will feel throughout your lifetime. Adding a calcium supplement to your diet is one of the best ways to ensure bone health.

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