Natural Formulas & How They Can Help Sportsmen to Keep Fit and Well
If you are a runner, a cyclist or other type of sportsmen where you spend a lot of time being physical and wearing specialist shoes, essential oils can be invaluable for you.
Natural Formulas can be powerful healing agents. They are created using the finest homeopathic and natural essential oils. The oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree – depending on the type of essential oil. That oil is then distilled to create a very concentrated formula that has hundreds of uses, many of which have been popular for centuries.
Obviously, there are many health benefits from being physically active including stress relief, keeping your weight under control and being focussed.
But two of the drawbacks can be general aches and pains in the joints and muscles – and the fungus that can thrive in the dark and damp conditions in that enclosed shoe.
Firstly, the signs and symptoms of joint pain include:
- Joint stiffness or weakness
- Joint redness
- Joint swelling
- Muscle cramp
- Joint tenderness
- Joint warmth
- Limping, locking of the joint or loss of range of motion of the joint
Joint pain can be caused by injury – affecting any of the ligaments or tendons surrounding the joint – but injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage and bones within the joint. Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation or infection. Pain within the joint will frequently appear as shoulder pain, ankle pain or pain in the knees.
Secondly, muscle aches and pains
These are extremely common and are also known as muscle pain, myalgia, or simply pain in the muscles. Almost everybody has experienced discomfort in his or her muscles at some point. This is because almost every part of the body has muscle tissue. The most common causes include:
- Muscle tension in one or more areas of the body
- Overusing the muscle during physical activity
- Injuring the muscle while engaging in physically demanding work or exercise (muscle sprains and strains are both injuries that can cause muscle aches and pain)
- Even suffering from stress
H-Joint & Muscle Formula is a revolutionary natural product for the symptoms of all types of joint and muscle pain. The formula is applied topically and uses established homeopathic ingredients to relieve discomfort safely and gently.
If you notice a white or yellow spot under the tip of your toenail, don’t delay in treating it because as the nail fungus spreads deeper into the nail, it may cause discoloration, thickening and the nail can develop crumbling edges which are a very unsightly and potentially painful problem. In addition, the fungus can spread to other nails and to other people and once fungus gets into the nails, it can be very stubborn to deal with.
We share some tips on how to prepare your nails ready for treatment here.
We love our very own Lemon Essential Oil. Endurance runners and cyclists can suffer from fatigue and a soothing bath is particularly inviting. Use a few drops of the Lemon Essential Oil diluted in the warm bath water.
Keeping natural as much as you can
Some studies have shown that it can be detrimental to take over-the-counter and prescription painkillers when you are suffering from muscle and joint pain from too much exertion. They are said to slow down the healing process in the muscles and ligaments, perhaps even make the pain worse. And there could well be side effects too. Invariably, it is always the wiser move to keep your treatments as natural as possible if you can.
And a final word
As a general rule, runners, cyclists and other sports people are health conscious and follow good lifestyle choices – eating healthily with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and little sugar, getting plenty of sleep, cutting down on alcohol and cutting out smoking while enjoying the outdoors. This already puts them at an advantage.
The use of natural formulas will give them that extra edge…