This month, we are happy to feature an informative article from a guest author-contributor, Jeffrey Huling, an accomplished entrepreneur in the field of fitness, with extensive experience in training and exercise recovery.
In this article, Jeff explores ways in which we can stay fit, increase mobility, and overcome some of the challenges of arthritis, grip pain, and recovery.
“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve life itself.” -- Moshe Feldenkrais
Our ease of movement and the obstacles that prevent us from moving directly impact our health and our quality of life. Unfortunately, millions of people every day are affected by arthritis and severe grip pain, preventing them from doing the activities they love and even from performing simple daily tasks. A person’s ability to effectively move throughout their daily life—picking up an object, reaching for something, pursuing an exercise program -- is quintessential to living a long and healthy life.
If movement is life, where does movement start?
Movement starts from the moment we wake up. Let’s take a look at a typical morning: How many times do we use our hands and arms to lift, squeeze, push and pull before breakfast? This continues throughout the day as we use our hands, wrists and arms for almost every activity. Many of us take the ease of these daily activities for granted until we are faced with crippling arthritis and grip pain, and yet, many of us struggle through this without tools to help manage these hand, grip and limb limitations.
Who is affected by arthritis and grip pain?
In the United States, 24% of all adults, or 58.5 million people, have arthritis. It is a leading cause of work disability, with annual costs for medical care and lost earnings of $303.5 billion.1
By 2040, an estimated 78 million (26%) US adults aged 18 years or older are projected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. 2
Of people aged 65 years or older, 49.6% reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis.2
If, indeed, 25% to 50% of people in the US struggle with some sort of limb inflammation, pain or sub-optimal grip strength, our nation’s movement (and life) may be falling short of it’s full potential. In fact, it’s very possible that when someone has an issue at the limb level, they may find themselves, consciously or subconsciously, avoiding certain activities and movements altogether. The consequences of this can be devastating.
How do people train themselves to better movement?
Episodes of increased movement or exercise, or for some people, even more simple daily movements can stress the musculoskeletal, nervous, immune, cardiovascular, and metabolic systems to a point where management and post-exercise recovery strategies become important for optimum wellness, performance, and overall function. Certainly nutrition, hydration, controlled mobility, and restorative sleep are essential to a training program to improved movement and comfort. But a number of innovative companies are contributing novel ways of helping people achieve improved comfort and mobility.
How Corefirst is solving these issues and helping people move.
Corefirst is a fitness company that believes everyone, especially those with arthritis and grip pain, should have the opportunity to move in a way that improves their overall health and quality of life. Corefirst created the first grip-free resistance cords and training system with neoprene wraps that secure around wrists, elbows, ankles and feet, and hold onto you so you don’t have to hold on to them. This unique tool allows people to train grip-free and relieves tension in the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders while transferring the majority of the work to the large core muscles. Corefirst has helped thousands of people move more and live a healthier life by removing the obstacles and limitation caused by arthritis and grip pain. Many Corefirst customers have shared inspiring stories about how Corefirst was the catalyst for major transformation and a healthier, happier life as a result.
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How Trove is solving these issues and helping people move.
Whereas the Corefirst system provides an advantage in allowing users to minimize or accommodate such limitations as arthritis, carpal tunnel, and grip strength during exercise and training, products such as those offered by innovative CBD companies such as Trove allow users to minimize recovery time, manage pain, and reduce inflammation both before and after exercise and training. Trove ingestible tinctures provide systemic effects and support for the musculoskeletal, neurological, gastrointestinal, immune, and cardiovascular systems. If the soreness or inflammation is localized, Trove topical products applied to the affected area are absorbed through the skin, penetrating muscles and other soft tissue, and entering the bloodstream.
How does CBD work?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 100 chemical compounds unique to the cannabis sativa or hemp plant. These compounds are referred to as cannabinoids. You likely have heard of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the cannabinoid most commonly associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is non psychoactive and has been shown to offer a myriad of wellness benefits without the "high" effect of THC. Research and experiential evidence shows that CBD may be helpful in promoting calm, addressing soreness, and supporting the immune system, among other useful applications. Adding to these benefits, CBD is non psychoactive, non habit-forming, and well tolerated, making it a desirable supplement choice. Cannabinoids are naturally effective in our bodies because, throughout our evolutionary development, we have been hardwired to gain the benefits of the cannabis sativa plant through the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex signaling network within the mammalian body functioning as a lock and key mechanism when cannabinoids are introduced into the bloodstream. These receptors are present throughout the body, and are the reason why cannabinoids can have such diverse and profound effects. All mammals, including humans, horses, and companion animals (dogs and cats) have an ECS, and CBD and related "phyto" (plant) cannabinoids are the only natural compounds that lock into "endo" (internal) cannabinoid receptors to restore homeostasis, return to balance, and thereby promote well being.
How can CBD help with arthritis and grip pain?
Trove CBD Balm is a natural way to target a specific area of pain and inflammation, making it a great choice for those experiencing pain and mobility issues from simple movements to more active exercise or sports. It is not uncommon to feel relief within minutes following topical application, and results will often last from two to four hours. If you are seeking systemic relief, you also may want to consider an ingestible tincture or capsule. A daily dose of Trove CBD Oil taken under the tongue will help provide relief from pain and inflammation throughout the body, while also addressing stress, enhancing mental focus, assisting in your exercise recovery regimen, and often aiding in a restful sleep. Trove CBD Capsules provide yet another convenient option for CBD delivery. Results with ingestible products are typically seen within 15 to 45 minutes and can last from two to four hours. Because all Trove products are THC free, they can help target pain and inflammation without psychoactive effects. So you can stay focused on your wellness, your recovery, and your life's activities. For more information visit www.trovecbd.com/about CBD or call us at 1-833-GO-TROVE.
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About the Contributor:
Jeffrey Huling was the co-creator of the TRX Rip Trainer and the Nautilus Glute Drive, both of which were created out of a garage and have now sold over $25 million in global sales. Jeff is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Corefirst™, and lives in Denver, Colorado. Along with Co-Founder Doniphan Stone, wellness and recovery is their true business, and they are proud to be promoting this through a best-in-class, one-of-a-kind, health and fitness training brand.
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