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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


 

Cryo-what?

One of my favorite past times after work is running errands while wearing my Cryotherapy Advantage shirt, I know, I need a life. On more than one occasion, a passerby has interrupted me in the middle of an intense, internal debate over what ice cream I plan on devouring that night to ask me questions. (Don’t judge, everyone has their own kryptonite) The question they have? Do you freeze dead people like Walt Disney?! For starters, no one really knows if he was frozen but nonetheless, nope, not at all, not even close, I don’t work with dead people. We then get into a great discussion about cryotherapy and I explain that while yes, we use extreme cold as a treatment, all of my clients are very much alive.

So what exactly is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy, unlike many other “it” things out on the market isn’t a magic potion, lotion, or product- though if you try too many magic potions you may end up like my man Walt. Rather, cryotherapy is an effective, natural modality that can be used to improve your overall health and wellbeing. Our bodies all react differently to chemically formulated products but natural methods leave very little room for variation making cryotherapy a safe alternative.

Still waiting to read about freezing people? Here you go.

What makes cryotherapy so effective is the temperatures that the body is exposed to during the process. Liquid Nitrogen has been cooled to temperatures of -166°F and below which are impossible to reach in a normal, outdoor environment. Cryotherapy has taken the age old concept of the painful ice bath and combined it with the latest cutting edge technology in order to make the cold more effective, beneficial and let’s be honest, bearable. Cryotherapy allows the cold to penetrate deeply enough to speed up the muscle recovery process in just 3 minutes, compared to the torturous 20 required during an ice bath.

When the body is exposed to temperatures as low as those used in cryotherapy it goes into survival mode. This causes blood to rush to the core of the body, increase in the cardiovascular system, flush out toxins, and add oxygen and nutrients to the blood. When exiting the chamber, this new blood then rushes out to the extremities flushing out lactic acid build up and depositing rich oxygenated blood to the body, helping to reduce inflammation and joint pain. Most clients experience an immediate endorphin rush due to the increased blood flow back to peripheral tissues- see, very much alive!

While the internal effects can be astounding, here at Cryotherapy Advantage we value longevity over anything else. Unlike other treatments which are prescribed to be used in moderation because of their long term side effects, cryotherapy can become more effective with time. After just 2 sessions, most of our clients notice a difference in their sleep as Cryotherapy restores normal sleep patterns. This 3 minute treatment can help you fall asleep more quickly, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling refreshed. Make sure you’re not missing out on the benefits of this all natural treatment. While we can’t tell you much about cryonics, we are happy to talk with you about the many benefits cryotherapy can offer, getting you on your way to a healthier lifestyle.