Category Archives: Bone & Joint Health

Joint Knowledge: Achilles Tendinitis

Mild ache along the back of your lower leg? Does it nag right above your heel at the end of an intense week of training or after sprinting or climbing stairs?  It might be especially noticeable in the morning yet improves over the course of the day. If this sounds like your experience, keep reading […]

Joint Knowledge: Stabilizing Muscles

Stabilizing muscles are very important but often overlooked, muscles that support posture and alignment and generally keep us upright. Stabilizing muscles are important not because they make us look good—we have other muscles for that (think: abs, biceps, etc.). Rather, stabilizing muscles hold the body together and help prevent muscular and skeletal injuries.   The […]

What are Omega-3’s Roles in Bone & Joint Health?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a popular topic when discussing nutrition and health. Omega-3s are a type of fatty acid. Fatty acids are substances that contain two ends: one end is a fat, the other an acid. Omega-3s are found primarily in fish and fish oil supplements. They are not usually found in multivitamins and are […]

Joint Knowledge: Common Hip Injuries Part I

Hip injuries are widespread and can cause problems if not managed. Our hips support much of our weight, so an acute or chronic injury can be debilitating. Some of the most common hip injuries include:1 Bruising Muscle strains Dislocation Fracture Even a mild injury can make it challenging to get around. Let’s take a look […]

PRICE: Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation for Acute Injuries

RICE (sometimes PRICE) protocols are a standard treatment for muscle or tendon injuries. As the acronym implies, the injury should be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Sometimes protection is included as well. (P)RICE is commonly used to manage the following injuries:1 Sprained ankle, knee, or wrist Pulled or torn muscle Tennis elbow Bursitis […]

Joint Knowledge: The Spine

Your spine may be the second most important part of your anatomy, second only to the brain. The spine provides structure to our bodies, giving them shape and allowing them to withstand the forces of gravity. This is not the spine’s only job; it also protects the spinal cord, which connects the brain to the […]

The Top 6 Foods High in Omega-3s

Omega-3 fatty acids are big-time nutrients when it comes to several systems of the body working efficiently. To name a few: our musculoskeletal system (our joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissues) our nervous system (our nerves and brains) our cardiovascular system (our heart, arteries, and veins) We could go on, but the above body parts […]

The 5-Minute WFH Stretch Routine

If you’ve been working from home (WFH) and have noticed that your joints and muscles are a bit stiffer than usual, this 5-minute stretch routine can help you warm them up and get them moving.* This routine is also for you if you’ve been on a Netflix show marathon! 😉   Here’s what you’ll need: […]

Strontium vs. Calcium

Calcium is a mineral that is strongly associated with bone health. What’s the deal with strontium? In today’s article, we’re going to review both and dive a little deeper into why strontium is an ingredient of the Artic Flex formulation instead of calcium.   But first, a brief science review  Think back to your high […]

Joint Knowledge: The Ankle

The ankle is a hinge joint made up of three bones: the tibia (shinbone) and fibula (the lateral bone of the leg), and the talus (foot bone). They two bones on the lower leg join with the talus to form the ankle joint.  In addition to the tibia, fibula, and talus, proper function of the […]

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