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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


 

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

Psoriasis and Whole Body Cryotherapy


By Elena Horton

What is Psoriasis? It’s easy to think of psoriasis as just a “skin condition,” but psoriasis actually starts underneath the skin. It is a chronic (long-lasting) disease of the immune system that can range from mild to severe. When your body has plaque psoriasis, your immune system is overactive, triggering skin inflammation and causing skin cells to be produced faster than normal. New skin cells are pushed to the skin’s surface in 3 to 4 days instead of the usual 28 to 30. Your body can’t shed the new skin cells at that fast of a rate. What does this mean??
So while new skin cells are being produced, the old, dead skin cells pile up on top of each other. As more and more new skin cells are produced rapidly, the old skin cells are pushed to the surface, forming the thick, red, itchy, flaky patches known as plaques.
The good news is that there are available treatment options and strategies that can help you live well with psoriasis.

This is where Whole Body Cryotherapy comes in…

Psoriasis responds well to cold stimuli, and with consistent daily sessions for the first two weeks, the itchiness begins to subside, and the scaling from the skin becomes less and less due to the reduction of inflammation.

With some Psoriasis sufferers being put on medications that decrease their appetite, another benefit of WBC is regaining their love of food and hunger. Additionally it can help free them from anxiety due to their skin condition and medications they have been prescribed.

Doctors are still unsure what exactly cures Psoriasis, but with such a quick and easy treatment option available – it can’t hurt to try it as an option for relief! If you’re suffering from Psoriasis, talk with your Cryotherapy technician about the severity of it, and then decide on the consistency of your treatment plan together! We’re here to help!

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.