Fit is Freedom with Kelly Howard

Fitness consistency with a touch of adventure! Are there easy ways to change bad habits or add accountability to my life? Is mindset really that important to what I want? These are just a few of the questions Fitness Consistency & Adventure Coach Kelly Howard dives into each week on the Being Fit is Freedom Podcast. Being FIT and happy is as much about mindset, habits, and dreams as it is about skipping the scale and learning tools that keep you working out, consistently! It’s putting yourself first so you can create the energy, confidence, vitality, and freedom you need to turn dreams into a reality, conquer the corporate ladder, or confidently take that adventure bucket list trip you’ve always dreamed of. Discover why 10,000’s successful women turn to Kelly to master their mindset and gain a new outlook on health, fitness, weight loss, and living a life of freedom and fun.

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Monday Sep 04, 2023

Episode Summary
On this week’s episode of the Fit is Freedom Podcast, learn how to get off the sidelines and take action towards your fitness goals with Lindsey House, dietitian & Personal Trainer turned accountability coach! 
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More About Lindsey House
Lindsey always heard her clients saying “I know what to do, I just need to do it”, so she made it her personal mission to help individuals take action. While taking action, individuals get to see other exciting results, such as:
Letting go of the all-or-nothing mentality (overcoming perfectionism)
Getting off the sidelines in life and feeling energetic enough to participate
Decreasing joint soreness to enjoy something as big as travel and small as playing on the floor with grandkids
Lindsey is honored to be invited on her clients personal health journeys & be part of the accountability dream team!
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Monday Aug 07, 2023

On this episode of the Fit is Freedom Podcast, Stacey Crew will be joining me for a wonderful and important conversation about overall wellness. She is an author, radio host, and health coach who has dedicated her life to helping others with their personal transformations through mind, body, and kitchen. From organization and meal planning, to spending less time on our phones.  We discuss all kinds of things that can help us reach our potential. 
Over the years, I’ve discovered that health and fitness isn’t just about working out and eating healthy. There’s so much more to our mental and physical well-being, and our guest this week on the Fit is Freedom Podcast is a testament to this! 
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All About Stacey Crew
Stacey can do it all! She is the author of Mind, Body, Kitchen and The Organized Mom, the host of the radio show “Practical Mindset”, and a Certified Health Coach. Her journey into this amazing career started with her own personal transformation. 
It began with finding a passion for decluttering and organizing and realizing how impactful it was on her mental health and wellbeing. Later on she began running which made her realize that her diet needed some tweaking in order to be successful in her new endeavor. One thing led to another, and Stacey discovered how all of these things connected to a better her. It was at this point that she decided to help others make similar transformations with their lives. 
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All About Mind, Body, Kitchen
This book stemmed from Stacey’s discovery that health and fitness requires a more holistic approach. Upon this discovery, she decided she wanted to help others experience their own personal transformations just as she did. Her goal with the book was to create a guide to simplify the complicated information out there in the world and get right to the results. 
As Stacey shares on her website, Mind, Body, Kitchen is separated into three different parts. The parts focus on creating a healthier you, healthier kitchen, and healthier home. 
Important Links
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Stacey Crew’s “GO PACK” Free Download
Easy Ways to Improve Your Mind, Body, and Kitchen
Throughout the podcast, Stacey shares wisdom from her personal life, her books, and her radio show. Here are some ways she discussed that can help improve your mind, body, and kitchen! 
“A health plan is like a home remodel”
In her book, Stacey shares that a health plan is like a home remodel. A lot of times, when people are renovating their homes, they uncover a lot of unaccounted for twists and turns. Let’s say a couple wants to redo their kitchen floors, but when they pull the floors, they find the subfloor rotting. So, what started as a simple task turns into something a bit more complex. 
With a health plan, it can be similar. Maybe you start your health journey on January 1 with a brand new gym membership. But, once you start going, you realize that you need to get more sleep or adjust your diet to have more energy. 
Think More Holistic
Like the analogy above, we are complicated human beings. There’s so much that goes into our health and wellness, and it’s important to think about it in those terms. You’re not going to reach all of your goals simply by working out while eating Twinkies for every meal. You’re not going to reach your goals if you eat a balanced diet, but you sleep 5 hours each night and watch 5 hours of television a day. 
A big part of health that Stacey shares about is the power of decluttering (the mind and the home). One amazingly simple tip is the GO PACK method for organizing, which stands for: group objects, purge, assign, contain, and keep it up! 
Eliminate Distractions
Everyone is different and has different distractions in their lives. For some, it is their phones or the television. For Stacey, it was the news. It was creating so much worry and stress in her life that she realized her mental health needed her to take a break from it. Finding your distraction and eliminating (or limiting) it can really help your progress. 
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Monday Jul 31, 2023

Are you ready to be inspired? I am absolutely inspired by this particular guest. Not only is she incredibly active, but she is also 81 years young and showing no signs of slowing down! Did I mention she’s my neighbor? 
On this episode of the Fit is Freedom Podcast, I am joined by my neighbor and good friend, Joanna, who is an absolute force of a human being! In the middle of the hot summer weather, she literally rode her bike to my house for the interview if that tells you anything! 
Join me as we learn all about Joanna, why she is so active, and her advice for us! 
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About Joanna
Joanna has been a mover her whole life. From horses to gymnastics, she has done it all from a very young age. She loved movement so much that she majored in physical education and went on to be the head of the dance program at the University of Houston for 21 years. Since her retirement in 1998, she has found even more fun and new ways to move through swimming, tai chi, biking, and more! 
Joanna’s Helpful Highlights 
As Joanna shared about her life, here are some helpful highlights…
Keep Moving
One big highlight from this conversation with Joanna is the importance of movement! Joanna is a very active 81-year-old and you can simply hear it in her voice! Find a variety of things you enjoy that keep you moving, and never let age deter you from trying something new! 
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Joanna also shared that she loves to find ways to stretch out, preventing herself from “being a bundle of nerves and tightness.” Finding gentle ways to lengthen your body daily can really help with your mobility for the long haul. 
Open the Door and See What’s There
In this episode, we learn that Joanna isn’t necessarily a big planner. She likes to “open the door and see what’s there.” This means that she believes we are always changing. She encouraged us to pay attention to our bodies, see where we’re at today, and determine what we’re capable of. Our interests and abilities constantly change, and if we listen to our bodies, we’ll always be able to find new and different ways to keep our bodies challenged and moving. 
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Monday Jul 24, 2023

What exactly is it that makes us finally commit to fitness? What makes us finally decide to make the change and choose fitness and freedom? Well, everyone is different, but Kay is joining us today to share the lessons she has learned on her fitness journey to finally prioritize her health!
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About Kay
Kay is a rockstar client turned great friend who kept putting off her health and fitness. Unhappy with her lifestyle, she made her family the priority for years and years telling herself that one day she’ll “get it together”. 
For about the past year, she has done more than just that! From joining our group on retreats to hitting the road running with our accelerator program, she is happier, stronger, and feeling more confident than ever!
Lessons From Kay
Kay has learned a lot about fitness and health throughout her journey, and she’s here to spill the tea! Here are some of the many lessons she’s learned along the way that just may help you…
Others Can Help
Never underestimate the power of help and community! For Kay, she started this journey thinking she could figure it all out herself.  She quickly learned that we all have places we can’t see. 
Relying on the help of others can give you new perspectives on your fitness, provide some much-needed accountability, and make things more fun! 
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Look at the Data
Learning about ourselves through data can really help us build confidence and monitor improvement. For some, that may be taking measurements. For others, it could be documenting your macros or even your sleep! 
Be Flexible
Consistency is all about flexibility. Things will come up. You’ll have friends visit from out of town. You’ll need to take an extra rest day every now and then. What’s important is that when those days arise, you go with it and adjust accordingly. 
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Monday Jul 17, 2023

Episode Summary
Here on the Fit is Freedom Podcast, we talk a lot about fitness. We talk a lot about movement and adventure and reaching big goals. But there’s one important piece to health and fitness that I thought our guest Monica Reinagel could weigh in on. That important piece to the health puzzle is nutrition.
As a trained nutritionist, Monica will help answer all of our questions about food's importance. Some of the topics we’ll cover include:
The dangers of fad dieting
Why protein is important
Amazing tips for optimizing your nutrition
Being mindful-ish and what that means
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About Monica Reinagel
Monica is a trained nutritionist, author, and host of two amazing podcasts (Nutrition Diva and Change Academy) who dedicates her life to helping and coaching others to lead healthier lives.
Interestingly enough, before her podcast debut and her nutritionist credentials, she was also a trained opera singer! How cool! 
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Tips for Nutrition
The awesome thing about Monica’s approach to nutrition is that it is simple. It’s upfront and easy to follow. It’s realistic, and it isn’t lost in all of the “eat this, not this” rules that society leads us to believe are the right way to diet. Among many things discussed, Monica shares some incredible tips including...
Don’t Do an Overhaul
It’s much easier to take small parts of your life and adjust then take your life and transplant it into a completely different diet and lifestyle. It’s just not sustainable. Start small. Look for little areas of improvement and work with what you already know. 
Be Flexible
Life is going to happen! You’re going to get invited to a girl’s night out. You’re going to forget to pack your meal-prepped lunch. It’s okay. If you have a flexible mindset and know that things are going to come up, you are much less likely to just throw in the towel. 
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Be Forgiving
Understand that you (and your nutritional decisions) don’t have to be perfect. Knowing that you will make mistakes along the way will keep you moving forward. Let go of that “all or nothing” attitude, and understand that life happens sometimes and that’s okay. 
Have Fun
We can’t just eat for our health. We need to have fun! Find things that you enjoy and that you look forward to! 
Be Mindful-ish
Adopting a healthy eating lifestyle is all about getting rid of the “shoulds.” Yes, it’s great to be mindful about what you’re eating, but take everything in stride. Our bodies, circumstances, and environments are constantly changing. It’s more important to discover a process for finding what works best for us so that we can adjust along the way. 
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Monday Jul 10, 2023

In this episode of the Fit is Freedom Podcast, I’m going to be discussing the importance of movement and motivation as we age in order to keep doing the things we want. I’m also going to be sharing some different perspectives on how to get there. 
A recent outing with a group of friends really got me thinking. We were out on a hiking trip with friends who varied greatly in ability and age. One particular friend was really struggling, and while they were growing frustrated with my attempts to offer advice and tips and tricks, I realized that there are some people who simply aren’t willing to do what they need to enjoy experiences like this.
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Are you willing to do what you need to do in order to do what you want to do? 
As we age, we’ve got to prepare. I used to be in shape enough to just “dial it in” at one point or another. For example, a friend texts me to join them on an impromptu bike race or a long kayaking trip. 
You see, after we hit about 45, our bodies are just different. We’ve got to work to get our fitness base in a spot that will accommodate the movements and activities that we strive for. 
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3 Answers
When asked, “Are you willing to do what you need to do in order to do what you want?” the answer isn’t always going to be “yes.” 
Over the years, I’ve had a variety of clients. They’ve had a variety of goals, some of which they were really motivated to do. Some of their goals, however, weren’t for them.  They just didn’t have the motivation to prepare.
If your answer is “No,” then I suggest finding something else that can change your answer. Maybe you don’t want to go out and run that marathon with your friend Sally, but would you want to try a kayaking trip? Would you want to go and hike in the Smoky Mountains?
Not Exactly
I once had a client whose husband was training for this HUGE hike. To my client, she found this completely overwhelming, and she felt defeated even thinking about it. The thought of training and preparing for this big of a feat felt overwhelming, and thus, unmotivating. 
For this particular client, we adjusted. We looked at options, and we thought about what would be best for her. In the end, she figured out a way to hike for some of it and then finagle a shopping trip while her husband finished the rest! It was a win-win for her, and she was able to prepare. 
As I said, some people simply don’t have what it takes to prepare. But, if your answer is yes, then it’s time to get moving and planning! Figure out what you can do today to keep your passions tomorrow. 
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Monday Jul 03, 2023

Join us as we discuss the common culprits of back pain and what we can do to stop it in its tracks and prevent it from ever coming back! 
We’ve all had back pain or discomfort at one point or another. As a matter of fact, I was researching how to best help a client through her back issues when I stumbled upon this episode of the Fit is Freedom Podcast’s guest, Leon Turetsky! He is a professional ballroom dancer who used his experience with back discomfort to help others deal with their own. 
About Leon Turetsky
Leon is a professional ballroom dancer, certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist, and owner of the company Back Intelligence. He organically developed his company from a genuine interest in finding ways to correct his personal back pain while traveling as a dancer. The more he learned, the more he wanted to share his newfound knowledge to help others.
You can find more information about Leon and Back Intelligence by visiting his company’s website and Youtube channel.
Why Back Problems May Occur
There are a myriad of reasons why back problems can occur for people, and it’s important to determine what is causing discomfort, pain, and injuries to properly treat it and prevent it from happening again. Here are some common ways one may develop back discomforts…
Poor Posture - As we learn from Leon, posture is crucial. Even with a perfect posture on the dance floor, Leon himself discovered the issues with his posture while traveling and how that was affecting him. 
Underactivity - Sitting for long periods of time (especially with bad posture) can be detrimental to our backs. The average person may sit for 7+ hours a day at work only to drive home (while sitting in the car), then sit down for dinner, watch a few shows, and head straight to bed. This kind of sedimentary lifestyle simply isn’t good for our muscles and tissues.
Overactivity - On the other hand, some people experience back pain from straining, pulling, or tearing certain muscles and tissues from overuse. Overactivity can also cause spasms and stressed muscles that will need intervention. 
Of course, these aren’t the only ways one can develop back injuries. However, these are some of the most commonly diagnosed issues.
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Tips for Dealing with Back Problems
Once you’ve determined what is causing discomfort, it’s important to take action. First and foremost, it’s important to discuss any pain, discomfort, or injuries with your doctor. You must rule out any harmful injuries and get your healthcare provider's insight before moving forward in healing and prevention. The following suggestions on dealing with back problems are in no way meant to take the place of a professional’s opinion.
Understand Your Body
As we discussed, it’s important to know what is triggering discomfort in your body before moving forward. For example, if opening a door is causing sharp pain, you may be able to look at strengthening your core and correct this issue. Pay attention to your body and your pain triggers, then move forward.
Take a Holistic Approach
Talking with your doctor is important. Taking appropriate measures to correct and prevent your issues is also important. However, many don’t think about the power of your mind and how it’s also very important in recovery. Mental health, mindset, and lifestyle also correlate with causing pain, so it’s crucial not to overlook them. 
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Get Up Every 30-40 Minutes
Because sitting too often is a big cause of back pain Leon recommends getting up every 30-40 minutes, especially if you’re working in a traditional office job. Get up and go get water, take a quick 5-minute walk, stand up and stretch, or do whatever it takes to keep yourself from sitting for too long. 
Practice Good Posture
Pain in your neck and low back can come from sitting in a hunched position with your head forward, which is common for people sitting and looking at their computers or phones. Your back needs to be in a natural S curve with your spine neutral. 
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Work on Mobility
Everything is connected, and mobility and flexibility can help prevent stiffness, tight muscles, and pain. From your neck and upper traps to your hip flexors, taking time to work on mobility can greatly help with discomfort in your back. Leon discusses all sorts of tutorials for stretching can be found on his company’s Youtube channel. 
Ice and Heat Can Help
If it’s a newly acute pain like a quick spasm, ice can really help with inflammation. If it’s a persistent issue lasting 3-6 months or more, heat can also help ease pain and discomfort. 
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Monday Jun 26, 2023

For this episode of the Fit is Freedom Podcast, I simply wanted to pop on for some quick words of wisdom. You see, I’ve noticed throughout my life that the things I’ve dwelled on, worried about, and ruminated on are typically a lot less scary when I just do it. Sitting around and thinking about what I need to do only makes things worse, and if I want to accomplish something confidently, I will just dive in. 
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Confidence Comes From Action
For me, writing a book was something that scared me. Sitting and thinking about it brought all of these unnecessary doubts and fears. But, the days that I said, “Suck it up, Kelly,” and made myself sit down and write were the days when I felt my confidence grow. I realized, “Hey, I can do it!” 
Because I felt that positive feeling, I would continue to schedule times for me to write, and this created an endless cycle of taking action and building my confidence until I accomplished it! 
The same can be used for anything in your life. Whether you want to improve your fitness or start learning to cook, if you take action, you’ll realize it’s really not that bad, and you’ll learn as you go. 
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Adopt a Success is Inevitable Attitude
Another way to build confidence and get things done is by adopting a “success is inevitable attitude.” What I mean is…Tell yourself you will do it eventually. Play the long game, but know it will happen.
If you want to get healthy, knowing that you eventually will become healthy allows for more wiggle room and forgiveness. Miss a day at the gym? That’s okay. You’ll make it up tomorrow because you know you’re improving. Having a strong and positive mindset like this will also really help you reach your goals no matter how intimidating they may be. 
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Monday Jun 19, 2023

From a “one foot in and one foot out” attitude at the start, Patty made the important decision that she was “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” She left her excuses at the door, gathered some momentum, and decided never to look back.  Join us as she shares some of the most important lessons she’s learned in this year-long process! 
Every now and then, I love having clients come and visit on the show. It’s a great way to reflect on their journey and show others how close their health and fitness goals really are! Today is one of those days, and I am proud to have Ms. Patty on the Fit is Freedom Podcast.  She is an absolute rockstar, and her journey is one that I feel so many of us can relate to.
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5 Big Lessons From Patty
With a very active husband, Patty oftentimes felt a little deflated and discouraged when they traveled or went on big hikes and outings. She recalls in a journal from a year ago wishing to be stronger, leaner, and more flexible. 
Now that it has been a year, she shares that maybe her flexibility could still use some work, but she is amazed at how much has changed in such a little amount of time. So, what has helped Patty reach her goals? Here are her top five lessons from a year of fitness working with Kelly…
1. Change Your Mindset
Self-doubt and negative self-talk can be a challenging mountain to overcome (especially with the power of comparison looming). Once you quiet the voices and truly commit to your journey, things will begin to shift. It starts with a shift in mindset and everything else will follow. 
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2. Baby Steps
Patty learned that fitness doesn’t have to mean going out and running a half marathon every weekend. It doesn’t have to mean spending hours upon hours in the gym every day. Getting started on your fitness could be as simple as a 5-minute walk around the block during your lunch break or an afternoon stroll with a friend. You start small and slowly work your way up to where you want to be. 
3. Find Enjoyment
Now, if you love running half marathons, maybe that is fitness for you. But finding enjoyment for Patty meant simple things like turning on a TV show in the background or putting in a new Jazzercise video. She enjoys getting her workouts in at home, but you may love the accountability of a gym. Either way, it’s important to find ways to move that you enjoy, or it won’t stick! 
4. Get Consistent
Consistency for Patty meant finding workouts that she could easily do at home or on the road as her family travels a great deal. It’s important to develop a routine that works and prioritize small, healthy decisions that can make a big difference over time.
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5. Progress Over Perfection
The final big lesson that Patty and I discuss is the importance of progress over perfection. Patty learned that she didn’t have to throw in the towel completely if she missed her workout to have a drink with a friend. Health and fitness is a lifelong journey and trusting the process is crucial. It’s okay to miss every now and then when you know you’ll jump right back on the horse tomorrow and get going again. 
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Monday Jun 12, 2023

Episode Summary
In this episode of the Fit is Freedom Podcast, I’m going to be outlining the top things you can do to deal with aches, pains, and injuries. From prevention to mitigation to rectification, I’ve learned some things along the way that I hope can help you in your fitness journey. 
In no way am I pretending to be a medical expert or a doctor. I have no letters behind my name, but I do have years of experience being an athlete and coaching countless people on their health and fitness journeys. In that time, I’ve learned a thing or two, so here are some of the things I’ve learned. 
How to Deal With Aches, Pains, and Injuries
First and foremost, if you’re experiencing discomfort, pain, or something that is simply not right with your body, it is always best to seek the help of a professional first. Your doctor, physical therapist, or trainer is an important piece to both preventing and recovering from injuries! 
In addition to utilizing a professional, I’ve learned some other great tools and tidbits of advice on handling aches, pains, and injuries that fall into two categories: physical and mental. To start, let’s dive into the physical ways to handle discomforts while on your health and fitness journey…
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Physical Ways to Deal
Listen to Your Body
Plain and simple, “No pain, no gain” is baloney! That way of thinking can be really harmful to you in the long run. Should you challenge yourself? Absolutely! Should you push yourself so hard after noticing an ache or sharp pains just to get your reps finished? Absolutely not! 
Fitness Flip
If you’re noticing a twinge or a pain showing up consistently, consider doing a “fitness flip.” Like, if you’ve been running a lot and training for a long race, throw in some strength training or some upper body work. Changing things up can relieve some of the pressure off of overused joints and muscles, mitigating or preventing any potential injuries! 
Go to Physical Therapy
PT has some great exercises specifically designed for you, your body, and your injuries! The only problem with physical therapy is the lack of commitment people have. If you put in the work, you’re going to see results. Plain and simple! 
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Everyone is different, and some people may completely freak out when thinking about acupuncture! But I’ve actually seen a lot of success come out of it from clients and myself alike. I think it can be a very helpful tool to put in your toolbelt.
Similar to acupuncture, massage is just a way to take care of your body a little more than you typically do. Massages can be a great tool to work out some aches and pains from training consistently. Not to mention, it’s incredibly relaxing! 
Many of you may not have heard of Egoscue, but it shares some similarities with PT. They look at your body structure and provide you with exercises to rebuild your strength in your body. 
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In today’s society, yoga seems to be transforming into these big, challenging performative workouts. Taking a step back and doing some slow flow, gentle yin yoga with simple moves can really help you prevent or recover from your workouts!
Foam Roller and Trigger Balls
Boy, do I love to hate foam rollers and trigger balls! They can be painful at times, but they will also yield some incredible results for your recovery.
Neuro MD
Neuro MD is a therapy device that uses electrical stimulation to relieve pain in your back and other regions. I particularly love using this product for aches and pains because it doesn’t have a bunch of cords, and it’s easy to set up and use. 
Compression Tights
Compression tights apply pressure to your lower legs to help with circulation and lessen the pain when running or working out. This would be a great thing to consider if you struggle with aches and pains in your feet or lower legs while working out, running, or hiking. 
In a recent podcast, I shared all of the different supplements I am currently using to better my health. Finding the right supplements can help keep your body in tip-top shape! 
Red Light Therapy
My final tip on how to deal with aches, pains, and injuries is more of a controversial one! I highly recommend that you do your research as I have about red light therapy. In my life, it has made a big difference!
Mental Ways to Deal
There are so many ways to deal with the physicality of aches, pains, and even injuries, but it’s also important to take care of yourself mentally.
Prepare for Withdrawals
Working out and moving your body is so good for you. It releases all kinds of feel-good chemicals in your brain. If you have an injury or pain that requires you to take time off, you need to be prepared for feelings of withdrawal. Your body won’t be receiving all of those natural benefits, and that can be hard to maneuver.
Be aware that this may happen, and try to find some alternative forms of movement if you can. For example, if you have a dislocated shoulder, you could still go for walks to get some movement in. 
Be Aware
A way to prevent injury is to be aware of the risks, common injuries, and even your surroundings. If you understand the exercises you’re doing and their most common injuries, you can also learn specific ways to prevent them. 
Listen to Your Body
The first tip for physical ways to reduce injury is also the final tip for mental ways. Paying attention to how you’re feeling when working out can really make a big difference! 
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