Eight Ways to Avoid Muscle Pain


Muscle pain may be dull or throbbing “Charley horse. It can be a strain, cramps, spasms or muscle tear. Whatever the description, a variety of things can cause muscle pain overuse, dehydration , heat, cold, or even a more serious condition that requires medical attention.

Prevention of muscle soreness is not limited to sports, golf, tennis or any other activity. In all aspects of our lives, you can take steps to avoid soreness.

1. Stand up straight – poor posture can lead to backaches and all sorts of physical problems, since slumped, subsidence and sitting too may put additional pressure on our muscles. Shoulders rounded a curve in your lower back are telltale signs of poor posture. Check your posture while sitting or standing against a wall with your shoulders and upper back touching the wall. Raise your arm and try to touch the wall. If you do this, you have good posture. If not, try and you will strengthen your back and shoulder muscles and straighten your spine. Yoga is an excellent way to improve your posture.

2. WORK SMART – a program of regular exercise is very useful to prevent injuries to muscles. In the gym at least 3-4 days a week, and add some type of aerobic activity like walking, swimming, cycling or jogging, all measures that will improve circulation and improve the strength of your muscles keeps cons injuries. The best part about a regular exercise program is that you will build more support for your spine, leading to better posture and less back pain. Ease into an exercise program if you’re not used to being active.

3. Loosen Up – Take some time to stretch after your workout, when muscles are still warm. Stretching will improve your flexibility and prevent your muscles from tightening causing injury. Take time to stretch your calf muscles, shoulders and upper back, waist, hips, back, hamstrings and quadriceps.

4. GOOD TECHNIQUE AND EQUIPMENT – the best way to get the exercise correctly with a qualified, nationally certified personal trainers. You want to get something out of your training and best equipment in the world is worthless if you do not use it right.

5. Strengthen your abdominal muscles – this will definitely benefit your back because your stomach muscles help support your spine, thus taking pressure off your back. Strengthen your legs and will help alleviate some of the pressures on the back too.

6. REST – do not abuse your training or workouts. Too much activity causes an accumulation of waste in your bdoy and use the muscles. Fatigue can be severe and if you are very tired, you can hurt yourself and your muscles by doing too much. REST is when you get results from your workouts so hard that you rest each muscle group for at least 3-4 days. For example, if you work chest and biceps on Monday, you’ll have to wait until Thursday or Friday before working again.

7. Make a massage – a massage will do wonders for reducing muscle soreness. Make an appointment with a qualified professional massage or ask a friend or a relative to give you a massage with essential oils like lavender or rosemary.

8. TRY and herbal PAINKILLER – nearly 76,000 people each year in the rush to the hospital due to side effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. A tenth of them die and that is the United States only. My favorite is herbal Painkiller white willow bark extract which cotnains salicylate, the same active ingredient in aspirin.

Cleaning and Maintenance of your Cpap Machine and Supplies


A cpap machine user irrespective of him being a starter or a veteran may have one common question – what is the best way to clean and maintain their cpap machine and equipments?

The durability of your machine definitely depends upon the way you clean and maintain it and each piece of accessory has different requirements when it comes to their lifespan and time to replace. It more easier to clean it with such devices like SoClean. Here is some soclean 2 reviews you can read on cpap guide.

Finding a particular filter or a mask for a cpap machine may be extremely difficult, but equally easy to forget when it comes to cleaning and maintaining. The delicate aspects and components of these accessories need special attention when it comes to cleaning techniques, which unfortunately most users are ready to let this thought pass by.

Here Are Some Cleaning Strategies For Your Cpap Machines And Equipments:

  • Your cpap mask cushions are extremely delicate as most of them are made from silicon. These materials are great for anti-allergic resolutions, and this type does not irritate one’s face. This is why it is extremely easy to get it damaged through facial oils which can spoil the softness of the material. Cleaning your mask each morning can avoid such damage.
  • Using a mild detergent mixed with lukewarm water is sufficient enough to clean your cpap cushions and mask. Remember not to use harsh cleaning agents or chemicals on your equipments, as chemicals are extremely harmful for your cpap supplies. Moreover, you may also find cleaning solutions and recommended wipes available in a cpap store.
  • The tube that connects your cpap machine with its mask may seem to be quite small, but plays a vital role when it comes to giving you constant air supply. Although, these tubes have a lifespan of only three months, cleaning them regularly is extremely important and can be done by dipping it in lukewarm detergent once a week.

Replacement of your cpap supply is yet another important phase in your sleep apnea therapy, and is extremely significant if you want to ensure an effective and safe sleep disorder therapy.

Here Are Some Recommendations When It Comes To Replacement of Your Cpap Supplies:

Full face mask – full face mask made out of hard plastic should last for at least 90 days, but a regular cpap user needs to replace it only once a year.

Nasal cushion: nasal cushions will last for 3 to 6 months before a significant damage is seen. If your mask is lasting only for a month, chances are that you are not using them in the right way or letting it to oxidize by exposing it to air.

Oxidization declines the sealing capability of the cushions, which are also prone to damage with several factors like oily skin, improper cleaning and handling.

Nasal pillow: the nasal pillow cushions are extremely delicate and if you do not care for them properly, you stand high chances of losing them more often than you might have expected. Nasal pillow cushions like Swift FX need high maintenance.

Cpap mask: one must always remember that it is generally more cost effective to buy a complete mask set that includes all its components rather than buying individual parts separately. Replacing your entire mask set can be done in every four to six months, but masks with hard plastic components last for a very long time. Some of them last for a year or more.

Chinstrap: recommended replacement time for a chinstrap is six months because it may stretch more than a headgear as it needs to be worn tight and securely.

Headgear: the basic lifespan of a headgear is six months until you notice them to stretch and frail. Headgears are easily washable and if you are able to maintain it well, it will last longer.

Filter: it is generally recommended to replace disposable filters in every three months especially those that come with cpap machines. The durability of each filter is based completely on the environment in which the machine is being used, and if your environment is particularly dusty and humid, chances are that your filter won’t last long. Visually inspecting your filter is the best way to know if it needs a replacement or not.

Humidifier: a humidifier can be used until it breaks. Its lifespan is similar to that of a cpap machine, and most of them come with a warranty. They last for more than a year. The moment you notice the heater plate does not heat up as normal you know that your humidifier is broken.

Cpap machine: The cpap machine is one of the most durable equipment when it comes to cpap therapy kit. Most machines last for 15 years and even longer, but it is not typical for it to last that long. The typical lifespan of a cpap machine is seven years and it is recommended that you give it for an inspection to know if it needs a replacement.

Cleaning and maintaining your cpap machine and equipment may be a daunting task, but since you have invested in this great machine, why not care a little more?

What Your Mindset Has Got to Do with Your Success or Failure in Life


It is what your mind envisaged about you you will always end up becoming. Therefore, do your possible best to think positively always and wear that beautiful smile too.

We are truly the products of our thinking or thought process. Believe you me, if you will become a success, it will have to start from within – your heart or mind – and with other attributes embedded inside of you, other things will fall in shape and boom…you are that success originally conceived in your mind.

 “As a man thinketh in his mind, so he shall be.” This is a line from a verse in the Holy Bible. God gave us the wherewithal to choose what we would become in life. A child who instead of going inside the classroom chooses to be hanging out with agberos has made his choice and only out of the abiding grace of God would he end up on the path chosen for him by God.

I have seen a young man who always told me when we were in the university that he knew he would end up fast in life a big man. Even right there in school, he raised money from his family and bought a motorcycle and started operating commercial services on all the campuses by himself. Within six months, he was able to buy another one and his business started growing in leaps and bounds. Today, he has a thriving transport business and has fulfilled his dream of becoming a big man. It is all about your mindset and confessing it at all times. This makes you armed with positive mindedness.

Everywhere you look at, you’ll see opportunities and believe in your mind that you will do something about these opportunities that would benefit humanity and you as well. When others are waiting on their fellow human beings to help them out with ideas, you have been blessed with ideas that would take you to the next level in life and you will continue to soar higher and higher.

It all starts in the mind and moves to your confessing it to come to pass in your lifetime. There is power in your sheer will power. That is where the spirit of God lives in you and helps you know when an opportunity is crying for a roof over its head. Just believe in your mind and avail yourself the opportunity of casting your bread upon many waters. You will equally be prayerful for absolute divine help in guiding your path to the right opportunities.

If you believe you will end up a failure in life simply because no one in both your nuclear and extended families has made it in life, you will definitely not have a say in what becomes of your future because in your mind, there has been a foreclosure to success – this success that you only live to envy people who are in bed with success. This is where many of our youths end up derailing. When you are filled with greed and you are lazy and equally lacking in the will power of believing in yourself, you will become a devil’s workshop. That is why Nigerian youths today are so much into armed robbery and other vices. The other week in the month of April we heard how a friend took the life of another friend when he believed that this ill-fated friend of his would become his source of wealth. At the end of the day, he ended up in jail. Of course you and I know the system and condition of the Nigerian prison. He would never make it out of there alive and his life is ended except God comes knocking with the grace of second chance. Yes, we have seen such happenings in our daily living.

This young man had his sense eroded with the tricking from an octogenarian who deceived him into believing in blood money. That might be in existence and serving and has served a lot of Nigerians but that is not how to make yourself successful. We have equally been inundated with how so many people have lost their lives even as young people simply because this kind of shortcut to wealth is not about being a success. They always ended up running to men of God to help salvage what is left of their lives before their souls are taken by whom it was commissioned to when they hit the brick-wall of grave danger whereby they are neither here nor there with life. Reality has dawned and they start looking for help from where they should originally have gone.

Therefore, friends, I urge you to reshape your mental stead and tune in to God through prayers as He is the only one that would help you with all that you will need to even be blessed with the wisdom of believing in yourself and willing yourself to be optimistic and seeing opportunities around you.