When you have to deal with a disease such as neuropathy, you are in for a lot of discomfort and sometimes unbearable pain that will have a major impact on your lifestyle, the effects of neuropathy often restrict people’s ability to function normally and also cause a lot of mental and emotional stress in the long run. There are plenty of studies that highlight just how damaging nerve pain can be mentally, people who have been affected by neuropathy for long periods of time become dysfunctional, and they turn to alcohol or use their prescribed mediation irresponsibly to cope with the pain. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Medical’ Category
Often at Project Swole we think about the effects of mental health on physical health. Without proper mental health, we are unable to lead a healthy lifestyle, possibly even ignoring fitness altogether. Today we would like to discuss one method of camouflaging mental health issues and mental distress – using the prescription drug Xanax – how and why you might use it, and a brief explanation of the risks involved.
Studies reveal that more people are taking medication to deal with stress, anxiety, mental disorders, and insomnia among other discomforts. A huge chunk of this population consists of people who do not bother getting prescriptions for the right drug and the right dose.
Are you one of those individuals who take drugs based on your friend’s ailment?
That is wrong and creates a serious risk to your health!
Antidepressants and Benzodiazepines are medical drugs that are used to relieve some mental glitches and illnesses. The fact that they target your brain and how it sends transmissions throughout your body makes it a dangerous affair to self-diagnose and self-medicate. Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin are popular benzodiazepines that are used to produce a calming effect once they act on your nerves and brain.
Kratom is becoming a widely popular herbal remedy among the health-conscious around the globe because it is said to provide many health benefits. This herbal product is actually made from the leaves of Mitragyna Speciosa, a tree that belongs to the species of coffee found in the South Pacific regions, particularly in the countries of South-East Asia like Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and their neighboring countries.
Processed leaves are available in local markets and online stores in the forms of powder, capsules, tablets, resins, and raw dried leaves that could be prepared as a tea or brewed like coffee. Although this product has been branded as a medicinal wonder, it is prohibited in some countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Australia, New Zealand, and others that have made the product either illegal or needing prescription from health professionals prior to consumption.
Summer is nearly here and it has come to my attention that you are probably not using sunscreen, even when you plan to be outside in the sun for more than 4 hours. Not smart.
Here are some frightening sunscreen facts:
- 31% of you are not using sunscreen, even if you are going to be outside for more than 4 hours
- 27% of men wear sunscreen
- 27% of parents with kids under 12 say they never or only sometimes put sunscreen on their kids
- 14% of parents never put cream on their kids even if they will be outside for more than 4 hours.
I find most of those numbers unfortunate and disturbing, especially when kids are involved.
Exposure to the sun can cause age spots, sunburns, wrinkles, and contributes to skin cancer.
You and your kids should be wearing sunscreen on the face and all other exposed areas of the skin, each and every day of the summer.
Hair loss is not an alien phenomenon to us humans, as everyone loses hair at different degrees every day. As strands of hair fall out, new ones grow back to replace them, and the cycle continues.
However, in some men, these hair strands fall out, and none sprouts to replace them. As many as 85% of men will have a kind of hair loss at least once in their lifetime. Hair loss affects both men and women and the older we get, the higher our risk of developing it.
Recent studies have shown that hair loss affects 40% of men by the age of 35, 60% of men at 60, and 80% of men at the age of 80.
Hair loss may just be a physical symptom, but it may lead to emotional and psychological problems such as reduced self-esteem, depression, and social anxiety. That’s why it is a serious issue to men. (more…)
There is nothing more satisfying than a strong back. While bulging biceps, pecs, and quads might seem sexy, they aren’t nearly as effective as increasing strength and stability as robust rhomboids, lats, and traps. However, not only is it easy to inefficiently train the back, but it is incredibly easy to injure those muscles (and the tissues around them) with improper technique and inaccurate exercises.
If you want a rope-covered back but you don’t want chronic back pain, here are a few common mistakes you should avoid – and if you are already laid low from a back injury, here’s how you can recover and prevent them in the future. (more…)
As you probably already realize, getting into shape and losing weight will always be more difficult than you could ever imagine. The good news is that you do not need to struggle with it on your own. There is assistance out there. By taking the right supplements, you’ll be able to make progress much easier and quicker than you would otherwise.
Within this comprehensive guide, you will learn about human growth hormone supplements and how they can help you reach your goals.
Hernia: The protrusion of an organ or other bodily structure through the wall that normally contains it; a rupture. In today’s post we are mostly going to talk about abdominal hernia, how to help prevent it, and how to attempt to cure it when possible.
Your abdomen is the main concern when it comes to a hernia. You need to tighten up, as well as reduce the outward pressure that prevents sagging of the internal organs. One of the leading causes of hernia is the weakening of your muscles which happens when you over pressurize the organs relative to the strength of the abdominal wall. In most cases, surgery is the only solution for a hernia, therefore you need to be a bit cautious.
How to get rid of a hernia without requiring to undergo surgery?
Is this the question that is haunting you? If yes, then you are reading the appropriate article. Here in this article we will let you know the effective exercises to prevent and attempt to get rid of a hernia. All of these are simple to perform and very effective. (more…)
Why are Nootropics so Good for Your Fitness?
Nootropic, or “brain booster supplements”, are gaining more and more popularity these days. As we have realized over the last decade, caffeine included in pre-workouts, or taken in the form of coffee or energy drinks have a profound benefit on our workouts. We notice greater focus, drive, intensity and endurance where we should be feeling fatigue and defeat. Caffeine is just one of many “brain boosting” supplements that will help to make you into a machine in the gym.
These nootropics have tremendous benefits both in and out of the gym. By enhancing your cognitive function you will experience greater mental performance, memory, have increased focus and superior energy. While you may not think that mental function is important for lifting weights, just remember that most lifters will tell you that creating the mind-to-muscle connection is crucial to busting through plateaus and pushing it to the next level. (more…)
The hidden endocrine disruptors found in plastics
2011 was a momentous year for global awareness in terms of the harmful effects of plastic on human health. Following a number of reports from national health and safety agencies, the European Commission outright banned the use of BPA in the manufacture of bottles intended for baby feeding. The evidence for the harmfulness of this substance, particularly in infants, became simply indisputable. Not one year passed and the U.S. also took major steps towards the elimination of BPA. We’ve been using plastic materials for selling and storing our food for quite some time now, which makes the legal action all the more worrisome. It begs the question: just how did we get to a place where we have to ban manufacturers from using toxic substances in their products?
Bisphenol A (or BPA, for short) is a compound widely used in the production of resins and plastic materials. It’s been around ever since the 1950s and, granted, it is a blessing for construction. In terms of chemical importance, BPA is vital to obtaining hard, yet flexible polycarbonate plastic products. In terms of human consumption, however, its effects range from slightly detrimental to outright poisonous, especially in young children and elderly individuals. BPA’s impact on human hormones can yield anything from diabetes, developmental issues, heart disease, genital abnormalities, obesity and, unsurprisingly, infertility.