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

 

Magical Cryo Facials!

As you may have seen, this month we added additional services to our repertoire with the delivery of our Cryo T Elephant, aka Cryotherapy using a magical wand! The best thing about our new machine, is that we can offer localized cryotherapy for nagging injuries on specific areas AND provide Cryo Facials. Though I’m thrilled that our new machine can offer many options, let’s talk cryo facials, because I’m OBSESSED!

If you have been in the office the past 2 months, you have probably heard Meredith and I raving about Cryo Facials. While we know the many incredible benefits Cryotherapy has to offer, we did not anticipate just how glorious our skin would feel after only ONE session! So ladies and gents (because everyone deserves fabulous skin), listen up and get ready to book an appointment with us for a Cryo facial!

Using the same principles of Whole Body Cryotherapy, we cool your skin with a vaporized form of liquid nitrogen. As your skin cools, the blood vessels in your face constrict and dilate which flushes toxins and impurities out and boosts the supply of oxygen in your skin. This technology can reduce acne, minimize wrinkles, and increase collagen production. I mean what more could you want after hearing minimize wrinkle?! Well it gets even better. Additional benefits can include increased firmness, decreased pigmentation and uneven skin tone, reduced inflammation, and revitalized fatigued skin. What I loved the most after just one, 15 minute session, was how much brighter and radiant my skin appeared. I felt like I was walking around with the “pretty filter” from Snapchat on my face.

Cryo Facials are a cost effective and much less invasive option for cosmetic treatments. Plus it is pain free (minus the occasional brain freeze) and relaxing! So treat yourself to a Cryo Facial, we will provide the cozy heated blanket, soothing music, and magical wand.

 

-Hayley

Freeze the Fat Away!

The buzz around Cryotherapy continues to grow, and with it comes the commentary on the numerous benefits it can provide for your body. If you’ve googled Cryotherapy – then you’re probably aware of the recovery benefits it can provide for athletes. But what about us regular people? What about those of us who can’t devote our entire day to working out – but rather the mere 30 to 45 minutes we have free to jump on an elliptical and sweat out what we can?

You may not know it – but Cryotherapy can help boost your metabolism, which can aide in weight loss. So how does it work? How can Cryotherapy affect our waistlines?

When the body is exposed to extreme cold temperatures it increases the body’s metabolic rate to produce heat, and in turn helps burn anywhere from 500-800 calories in just a short 3 minute session! When coupled with physical activity, and more healthful nutrition, these numbers increase rapidly.

 

The chart above showcases the many different factors that play into weight loss. Anyone who has struggled and conquered their weight loss journey can tell you there is no magic pill, no quick and easy fix. It takes hard work, and dedication, and a plethora of information, and a little trial and error. Every body is different, and therefore every body will respond differently when factors of life vary.

The great thing about Cryotherapy for weight loss – is the many areas it can be a supportive benefactor.

METABOLISM: After multiple sessions, the accelerated metabolic effects last longer, resulting in a loss of 200-300 calories per day, burning 2 punds of body fat per month.* Regular use of a Whole Body Cryotherapy sauna will elevate and maintain a higher basal metabolic rate.

MOVEMENT AND EXERCISE: A Cryotherapy session helps to burn calories, which then enables a caloric deficit, which leads to a reduction in fat. It also helps improve blood circulation and increases muscle tone, resulting in a passive weight loss. It helps release endorphins which boost one’s mood and sharpen a person’s cognitive abilities.

SLEEP: Another huge factor in weight loss is sleep. Cryotherapy helps create extra oxygen in your bloodstream, which helps you body and brain to relax and have better night sleep. A night sleep that influences your weight loss. With stabilized sleeping patterns you’ll achieve a faster weight loss and feel reenergized to follow through you weight loss routine.

STRESS: Regular utilization of Cryotherapy helps to reduce the levels of cortisol in the body. When a person has an overproduction of cortisol (the stress hormone), it can impede their weight loss results by remaining stagnant, or even gaining weight due to stress.

It’s clear to see the many benefits a Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment can provide for weight loss. When combined with a steady workout plan and a balanced diet, it can help you burn extra calories in just a single 3-minute session.

Are you ready to boost your metabolism and get one step closer to your dream body? Book your next session with us at Cryotherapy Advantage!

-Elena