Author: uprunforlife

Christy is the major contributor and she enjoys helping others from her own experiences. She has suffered from chronic low back pain for 10+ years, fibro for 4+ years, and 2+ years of rheumatoid arthritis. Over the last 5 years, she has been researching and sharing articles in the health, fitness, weight loss, parenting, pregnancy, chronic pain, and curating other topics as necessary. Writing has been a coping skill that she acquired after losing her job due to chronic pain.
The Best Full Body Pillow for Back Pain

The Best Full Body Pillow for Back Pain

Wouldn’t it be great after you read your favorite book or watching your favorite movie, you would not feel stressed or tensed? You know you will enjoy reading and watching even more if your back was not aching. Getting a full body pillow for back pain might be the answer

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Surprising Ways To Help Prevent Colds and Flu This Winter

Surprising Ways To Help Prevent Colds and Flu This Winter

These days, colds and flu are a common problem especially in the wintertime when people are stuck indoors. To fight off these problems, you need to act fast. According to research by the University of Arizona, when someone is sick in the office, it takes only four hours for various

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How to Effectively Use SMART Goals to Develop a Goal-Orientated Weight Loss Plan

How to Effectively Use SMART Goals to Develop a Goal-Orientated Weight Loss Plan

Setting up effective weight loss goals can easily mean the difference between failure and success. A well-planned and detailed weight-loss plan can help keep your focused and motivated during your weight loss journey. A healthy weight loss plan will help you transition to a healthier lifestyle and develop healthy, realistic

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High-Intensity Interval Cardio Training

How to Use Cardiovascular Exercise to Help Target and Lose Belly Fat

Doing cardiovascular exercises is considered one of the most effective ways to lost belly fat. The sad thing is a lot of people do not understand how to make cardiovascular exercise work to their advantage. Most people don’t realize that it takes time and patience to see results from doing

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Learn How Walking Can Help Ease Knee Pain Naturally

Learn How Walking Can Help Ease Knee Pain Naturally

Experiencing regular knee pain due to osteoarthritis, arthritis from previous injuries or rheumatoid arthritis can be severely bothersome. Sometimes, it hurts to the point that you are unable to move. However, if you exercise regularly, you may be able to improve the condition of your knees. According to a report

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Try These 14 Uses for that Jar of Vaseline Hiding Under the Bathroom Counter

Try These 14 Uses for that Jar of Vaseline Hiding Under the Bathroom Counter

Do you have a jar of Vaseline hiding under your bathroom counter? It is crazy to think that I have had a jar of Vaseline under the bathroom sink for six years. I bought it when I was pregnant with my youngest son, and I ended up not using it.

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Natural Ways To Boost Your Immune System

Natural Ways To Boost Your Immune System

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), flu season usually occurs in the fall and winter. However, doctors in Texas are still seeing cases of the flu going around this year. The peak of the flu season usually occurs from November through March. Health care providers generally recommend that

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How to Break-Up with Your Negative Thought Patterns

How to Break-Up with Your Negative Thought Patterns

Stress is considered one of the most critical contributors to various diseases in the world. According to experts, a person must do their best to combat stress using healthy coping skills. Learning how to overcome negative thinking can turn any situation from doom and gloom to something positive by changing

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6 Ways to Ease Anxiety Symptoms Without Medication

6 Ways to Ease Anxiety Symptoms Without Medication

In today’s fast-paced world, people are constantly feeling the intense pressure of juggling all of their obligations which leads to unhealthy levels of stress and anxiety. Anxiety symptoms are similar to stress and it tends to linger once the stressor has passed.  Anxiety causes you to be overcome with fear, worry, jitters, dizziness,

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Top 10 Best Home Remedies to Ease Arthritis Symptoms

Top 10 Best Home Remedies to Ease Arthritis Symptoms

Do you have signs and symptoms of arthritis? Arthritis is a medical term for joint inflammation. There are two different types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a common type of arthritis that involves wear and tear on the cartilage in your joints.  The cartilage

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How to Manage Losing Weight After 40

How to Manage Losing Weight After 40

People of think of losing weight after 40 to be a difficult task. It’s true that once you reach 40, your metabolism will not be as active when you were younger. There are several reasons why your metabolism can be slowed down. A slow metabolism can be related to thyroid problems,

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Best Way to Ease Heel or Plantar Fasciitis Pain Naturally

Best Way to Ease Heel or Plantar Fasciitis Pain Naturally

As your alarm is blaring, you slowly reach over to turn it off. Rolling out of bed is a breeze until your feet hit the floor to stand up. You instantly notice the sharp pain coming from the heel. The pain is so intense that it forces you to sit

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Eat Your Way to Better Hair

Eat Your Way to Better Hair: 5 Ingredients that Boost Hair and Scalp Health

When it comes to maintaining your hair and scalp health, there is a wide range of ingredients that should be implemented into your diet to help boost hair growth and prevent hair loss. Here are just five ingredients that can help maintain your hair and scalp health. Eggs One of

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8 Bike Accessories That Every Cyclist Needs

8 Bike Accessories That Every Cyclist Needs

Do you have someone on your holiday list that spends countless hours out riding their bicycle? Whether they spend hours out riding around the neighborhood or on the trails, a cyclist can always use new gadgets or gear to fuel their cycling addiction. However, if you aren’t familiar with cycling,

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How Sleep Can Help Address Chronic Pain

How Sleep Can Help Address Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects millions of Americans. Conventional sources of chronic pain include degenerative bone diseases, like osteoarthritis, an accident-related injury, or nervous system disorders. Whatever the reason for your symptoms of chronic pain, they’re probably keeping you up at night. Tossing and turning as you try to find a comfortable

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Help Manage Your Blood Sugar With These 10 Foods

Help Manage Your Blood Sugar With These 10 Foods

Whether you have diabetes or not, it is important to be careful of what you eat. After all, high amount of sugar in your blood can lead to numerous health problems especially if you have diabetes. Typically, diabetic patients are required to monitor the volume of carbohydrates that they consume

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6 Effortless Ways to Have a Stress-Free Halloween`

6 Effortless Ways to Have a Stress-Free Halloween

  This post is sponsored by Red Baron but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Every year as store shelves start making the transition from back to school supplies to Halloween decor, costumes, and candy, I can slowly feel the stress of getting ready for Halloween creeps

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6 Things to Look for When Choosing a Dentist

6 Things to Look for When Choosing a Dentist

Trying to choose a dentist to go to can be a daunting task after all this person is going to be spending time with their hands inside your mouth. You are going to want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your dental care. When it

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