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How Cryotherapy can improve your sleep!

How Whole Body Cryotherapy Helps You Sleep Better
11/19/18 By Meredith

Did you know that cryotherapy also benefits you while you sleep? One of the greatest benefits that you can derive from whole body cryotherapy is improvement in sleep quality. On days that I utilize Whole Body Cryotherapy, I get the best night’s sleep and I wake up feeling refreshed and tend to never hit my snooze button. Here’s a look at some of the benefits that whole body cryotherapy has for helping you to get a good night’s rest.

Benefits of Sleep and Cryotherapy
If you are having trouble sleeping because of any kind of pain, inflammation, or soreness in the body, cryotherapy will help ease pain while you sleep. Exposing your body to extremely cold temperatures in the whole body cryotherapy chamber will help diffuse inflammation and pain in the body, which will make you less restless while you sleep at night.
Cryotherapy can also benefit your sleep patterns because it creates positive hormone responses in your body. When your body is exposed to the extremely cold temperatures in whole body cryotherapy, your body produces hormones that are directly related to sleep and relaxation.
The intense sensation of cold will trigger your body to release the endorphin norepinephrine, which helps you feel relaxed. This also acts as a mild sedative to help relax you and, in turn, help you get better sleep at night. And who doesn’t like a better nights sleep? It also affects your mood, level of energy, ability to focus, and your sleep-wake cycles.

How your body directly responds to the intense exposure to cold temperatures causes your body to physically and mentally relax. This positive endorphin and chemical response of your brain will help reduce pain and inflammation, and will also help you clear your head and keep your mind from wandering so that you can sleep more soundly at night.

Moving Forward With Cryotherapy
The best aspect of cryotherapy is that it is a totally natural way to relax and put your body and mind at ease for better sleep quality. Let us help you feel the difference and sleep better at Cryotherapy Advantage!

February is American Heart Month

We’re all love this month! February is a time for letting the ones you love know how you feel – but rather than just letting them know how you feel, what about making sure they are living their healthiest life possible to ensure they’re around for many decades to come?

Heart health is important and recent studies have shown that exposure to prolonged cold improves your Cardiovascular health! Whole Body Cryotherapy helps to boost freshly oxygenated throughout the body, which causes the heart to pump harder, thusly increasing your cardiovascular health! Additionally, Whole Body Cryotherapy burns up to 800 calories within 3 minutes, helping to reduce fat and increase weight loss – which can also improve your cardiovascular health too!

 

In addition to Whole Body Cryotherapy, some simple things you can do to help your cardiovascular health are:

  • Reducing your daily intake of sodium/salt
  • Exercising more frequently and incorporating more cardio intense workouts
  • Cooking more meals at home
  • Going for a short walk after eating
  • Eat at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day
  • Limit consumption of alcohol
  • Quitting smoking

Take a look at some of the statistics below regarding heart health:

American Heart Month Statistics At a Glance

  • The overall rate of death attributable to CVD (Cardiovascular Disease) is 220.8 per 100,000 people.
  • On average, someone dies of CVD every 40 seconds. That is about 2,200 deaths of CVD each day.
  • On average, someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds. This is about 795,000 new or recurrent stroke each year. On average, someone dies of a stroke every 4 minutes
  • 85.7 million, or 34.0% of US adults are estimated to have hypertension.
  • 28.5 million, or 11.9% of US adults are estimated to have high cholesterol levels greater 240 mg/dL.
  • 23.4 million, or 9.1% of US adults are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes.
  • 1 in 6 males and 1 in 7 females in the United States are current smokers.
  • On average, 1 in 3 adults, or 30.4% do not engage in leisure time physical activity.

If you or someone you know needs help improving their cardiovascular health, talk to your doctor, join a local gym, and stop by for a session of Cryotherapy and educate yourself on how collectively we can reduce the prevalence of CVD and improve heart health not only in America, but worldwide!

-Elena


 

Got the Post-Holiday Blues?

 

While there are many articles about how to prepare for the holidays- what foods to make, what gifts to buy, what to wear, there isn’t much talk about what happens after all of the presents have been unwrapped, the parties have become distant memories documented on Instagram, and you’ve finally recovered from the holiday hangovers.  You’d expect to be riding a post holiday high from all of the festivities and fun, but instead you find yourself in a funk, longing for warmer days and putting big stars on the calendar to mark your next day off.

You are not alone. This is a natural response, within an emotional cycle, following life events that take you out of your normal routine. You might experience similar feelings after vacations or big life events such as weddings.

If you find yourself in this funk, don’t fret, there are many strategies you can use to help you move forward. Use this time as an opportunity to reflect, identify and acknowledge these feelings, and work on your mindset.

Try out some of these strategies and let us know how it goes!

  • Spice things up and try something new!
  • Cut the sugar! Foods high in sugar rapidly raise your levels of insulin and then promptly lower them leaving you with a crash-and-burn effect.
  • Stick with a routine. Make sure you are getting enough sleep and plan out your meals to set yourself up for success!
  • Give Cryotherapy a try!
    • Cryotherapy can reduce cortisol levels in the body thereby providing the benefit of decreasing anxiety, depression and sleeplessness. The treatment helps increase endorphin levels in the nervous system and brain that produce feelings of well-being and pain relief.

Resolutions to Solutions!

 

2018 is hereand with it we, Cryotherapy Advantage, want to wish you a Happy New Year!

However, with the passing of every New Year, also comes those pesky New Year’s Resolutions! So let’s break down the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions, and how Cryotherapy can provide a solution to some of the things you want to change!

 

  • Exercise more: Many of you start out the new year with the goal of joining a new gym and exercising more frequently than you did the past year. With the increased fitness activity level, you’re also more prone to muscle soreness. Don’t give up just because you’re sore! Whole Body Cryotherapy has been proven to reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) within just a single three minute session!

 

 

  • Lose weight: This is your year! You’ve set up to lose the extra weight that’s been bugging you for the past year. You’re determined. Why not let us help you get to your goal? Whole Body Cryotherapy burns anywhere from 400 to 800 calories in three minutes, aiding you in the additional weight loss recovery you’ve been seeking!

 

 

  • Eat more healthily: It’s a proven fact – when you eat good, you feel good! And being in the right mindset to eat healthy is half the battle! Cryotherapy helps boost your mood and mental clarity – which can help make the difference between picking up something beneficial for your body, or something detrimental.

 

 

  • Take a more active approach to health: Great news! Cryotherapy provides numerous health benefits! Some of the best and biggest being: reduced chronic pain, better sleep, more energy, and an overall better mood
  • Learn a new skill or hobby: Did you know that Whole Body Cryotherapy is a natural performance enhancer? So that new skill or hobby you just happened to pick up – you might be better than you think in no time!

 

 

  • Spend more time on personal well being: A lot of people fail when it comes to putting their well being first due to the amount of time it can take. With full time jobs, families, and a plethora of responsibility – how can anyone have time for themselves? Well, Whole Body Cryotherapy is not only easy and effective, it’s also QUICK! A session itself is only 3 minutes, which means you can be in and out of our office in under 10!

 

 

  • Spend more time with friends and family: Looking for a way to get active, stay healthy, and spend more time with your friends and family? Schedule a session together! Relax in our comfortable lounge chairs, watch some television, log on to our free wi-fi, and just hang out – while getting the recovery your body has been craving!

 

 

  • Drink less alcohol: While Cryotherapy can’t help you drink less, we can help cure a hangover in no time! A single session helps to flush the toxins from the body, and leaves you feeling refreshed!

 

 

  • Stop smoking: Replace a bad habit for a good one! And while we can’t replace the nicotine cravings, we can help change your overall mood and outlook while you’re trying to quit! Regular use of Whole Body Cryotherapy treatments may reduce the need for pharmaceutical drugs, alternatively relying on the body’s natural mechanisms to ward off the stress and anxiety you might be feeling while trying to kick that wacky tobacky!

 

 

  • Stop procrastinating: We all struggle with feeling unmotivated and lazy at times. Whole Body Cryotherapy boosts energy, and when you have more energy, you have more productivity!

 

Book your next appointment with us, let us help you reach your resolutions, and start the New Year off right! All we need is just THREE minutes!

 

-Elena

“It’s WINTER. Do I really need to continue my Cryotherapy treatments when it’s this cold out?”

Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually more important to stay active during the winter months than any other time of year. At the first signs of cold, many people are known to get the “snuggle up” mentality. We eat more. We do less.

FUN FACT: WE ARE NOT BEARS.

Yes it’s true, in the winter months we are more prone to injuries outside from slips and falls, but during this time we are also more prone to flus and other illnesses, heart attacks, depression, weight gain, muscle cramps, and those nasty body aches from shoveling all that snow and chipping away at all that ice on our car windshields;

But there is a way to beat the winter blues. WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY.

During the holiday season – let’s face it – you booze more. You’re lazier. You eat as many holiday treats as your heart desires with no regard for toll it takes on your body. Naturally, you put on weight. You’re less active because of the temperatures outside. You can’t bike your favorite trails or run your favorite roads for fear of black ice. I hear that. I understand. But with less time outdoors, that equals less time in the sun. SEASONAL MOOD DISORDER. Ever heard of it? With less sun, less activity, high sugar foods – we get GRUMPY.

Whole Body Cryotherapy can help provide relief to the numerous problems we face during the next several winter months ahead – all in a short 3 minute time frame.

Regular Whole Body Cryotherapy sessions in the winter can:

  • Increase your metabolic rate, which simply put, means you burn more calories.
  • Can provide relief from sprains, fractures, and breaks from those nasty slips and falls.
  • Boosts your overall mood! Hello Happy!
  • Boosts your immune system, preventing nasty illnesses like the flu or common cold.
  • Boost energy (I’m looking at you snow plow drivers – long nights, low sleep)
  • Reduce back pain (from shoveling all that snow off your driveway)
  • Help detox your body from all that eggnog you’ve been chugging.

Winter might not be your favorite month, but Whole Body Cryotherapy just might be able to help change your views on it this season!

 

-Elena