Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month?  It’s an observance used across the country to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging healthy life choices in boys, men and their families. This month we’ve made it our mission to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and to encourage a healthy lifestyle among men and boys.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is a general term used to describe various conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, including heart disease.  Heart disease affects the cardiovascular system which inhibits the heart’s ability to function. According to the American Heart Association, one in three men in the US suffer from one or more of these conditions and the disease is fatal for many of them. 
How to Stay Happy and Healthy
Vitamins are essential to your overall health. They perform many critical roles in your body, from producing energy to ensuring proper function of bodily systems. On average, less than 20% of the best multi-vitamins and supplements are absorbed into your body when taken orally and not getting enough of certain nutrients can negatively impact your health.  IV Vitamin Therapy works by administration of vitamins and nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system for 99.9% absorption.  Getting regular IV Therapy treatments can help maintain good health and prevent dehydration and vitamin-deficiency, decreasing the risk for CVD.
Did you know dehydration causes a strain on your heart?  The amount of blood circulating through your body decreases when you’re dehydrated. To compensate, your heart beats faster, increasing your heart rate and causing you to feel palpitations. Hydration is critical to your heart’s health. In fact, a hydrated heart is able to pump blood more easily, allowing the muscles in your body to work better. IV Therapy fights dehydration keeping your heart happy, healthy and hydrated.
Did you know that nearly 50 million people in the United States are affected by arthritis?  The pain associated with arthritis is chronic and, in some cases, only gets worse. We hear about the benefits of cryotherapy for athletes but you may not know the benefits for arthritis sufferers.  May is National Arthritis Awareness Month so we’re highlighting the benefits of cryotherapy for chronic arthritis. 
The term “arthritis” spans more than 100 joint inflammation diseases and conditions. For example, rheumatoid arthritis can cause debilitating pain and typically causes stiffness, swelling or aching. The cause of this disease ranges from genes to injury and the symptoms can build up over time or occur suddenly.
Cryotherapy is an effective means of pain and inflammation management, especially in the case of arthritis symptoms.  As a matter of fact, whole body cryotherapy was first used to treat rheumatoid arthritis discomfort and pain.  Doctors discovered that cryotherapy could release endorphins and minimize overall sensitivity to pain.
Arthritis pain is chronic and with one out of every five US adults affected by arthritis, it’s the most common disability in the country. Though there’s no cure, cryotherapy has proven to be an effective way to manage the disease. Want to find out more about how cryotherapy can benefit you? Learn more.
No plans for a family vacation this Spring Break? Here are three tips for surviving school-free days at home while taking care of your family and yourself.
Be more flexible
Things are going to be out of the ordinary. The kids are out of school which not only affects your schedule but is strange for them as well. Normal rules may not be followed, schedules may be out of whack and tensions may be high but remember to be flexible.
Get a few new and fun things for your kids to do
Remember to have fun! Try some new games, read a few books or explore your city. Do something new and different that the entire family will love.
Schedule in some “mom” time
Recognize that a huge part of staying sane during spring break is having a few moments of peace and quiet each day. Self-care is paramount and we’re here to hook you up! Stop by hydralIVe for a treatment and leave feeling refreshed, energized and ready to take on Spring Break. Don’t worry, we have plenty of toys and TVs to keep the kids busy while you have some much needed “mom” time.
There are a few different factors that contribute to “aging on the inside”. Our physical environments, our mental well-being, our emotional well-being and the foods we consume, in concert, determine how we age on the outside, as well as on the inside.
Here’s what we know about stress.
Stress on the body, in any form, affects your “state of being”. It could be poor living conditions, pollution, abusive relationships, dissatisfaction with career or at the workplace, financial issues, and nutritional choices we make. Stress is recognized by many as the No. 1 proxy killer disease today. The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60 percent of all human illness and disease. It ages us tremendously, being the root of adrenal fatigue, and the like. Just on the nutritional side of things, over time, our foods have become more and more processed, leaving almost no nutritional value to be had. We live in a faster paced and expensive world, making us dependent on fast foods and easy to fix meals. Whole foods are pricier and take longer to prepare. We, therefore, don’t get all the vitamins, minerals and amino acids our bodies need in order to stay young and healthy and at our optimum. We become depleted, parched, and starved for nutrients…thereby aging us, inside and out.
What you can do to help your body de-stress and gain back your youth and health.
Haven’t you ever realized that after doing a cleanse or detox, or changing your diet, adding physical exercise, going to therapy, changing your physical environment (job/home), or incorporating yoga into your routine, your body automatically responds by rewarding you in some positive way? Maybe you start sleeping better, feeling more positive about life, feeling “cleaner” or “lighter”, becoming more energetic, losing weight, or digestion improves? I’ve personally experienced this in my own life…it’s automatic. You can feel it, and others can see it.
Remedy your stress.
By superior supplementation…IV vitamin and nutritional Therapy. The body will absorb 100% of all the necessary nutrients, and begin to heal itself. There is absolutely no other way to achieve this in a more complete and readily available way. If you do one thing to reduce the stress burden on your body, this is it!
As the first IV hydration clinic in West and Central Alabama, revIVe is creating quite a buzz. We were recently featured on WVUA-23 ahead of our grand opening celebration.
As seen on WVUA23.