The 3 most fattening Christmas dishes. Have you had them?

Christmas is a time for celebration with your loved ones – and what better way of doing it than feasting on sumptuous christmas meals? We are sure you’ve had your share of great dishes, but your waistline may be less appreciative of your indulgence. Let’s find out which food items rank the highest in terms of packing pounds on your frame:

1. Alcohol

Few of us could resist the urge to imbibe over this festive season – what is Christmas without spiced wine, after all? But watch it: alcohol is one of the main culprits causing you to pile on weight during the holiday season. Some alcohol contain a shockingly high amount of calories, which you might want to think about before you grab that second round of irish coffee!

2. Mashed potatoes

We all know that excess carbs contribute to weight gain, but imagine loading that with milk, butter, and salt. Well, that’s how you make mashed potatoes! It is even more fattening with added gravy on top. A healthier substitute would be to replace potatoes with sweet potatoes.

3. Cake

A Christmas without a buche noel wouldn’t be the same. But perhaps keep it at one slice – this sugary concoction of flour, eggs, milk and sugar is sure to make you gain unwanted pounds if you don’t keep an eye on how much you are eating!

If losing weight and keeping fit is on your list of New Year resolutions, you might want to consider cryotherapy for weight loss and fitness. Not only can cryotherapy aid in boosting metabolism (so you can burn all those excess calories away), it can also help you train harder and recover faster while exercising. Let us help you fight that post-holiday paunch!

Interested? Simply contact us to find out how cryotherapy can aid in weight loss!

Skin Freeze: 3 ways cryotherapy can help improve your skin

Out of all of cryotherapy’s applications, pain-relief is perhaps its most well known use – but did you also know that cryotherapy can be used to improve the appearance of your skin as well? In fact, Hollywood A-listers have been using it for years to keep their skin in top-notch condition. Let’s find out how cryotherapy can be used to improve your skin!

Iron out wrinkles:
Did you know that localised cryotherapy can be used to smooth out wrinkles and furrows on your face? Not many people know this, but cryotherapy can stimulate collagen production to fill out fine lines and restore vitality back into your appearance. Improved blood circulation also means that you can finally get rid of those dark eye circles, and even achieve a rosy complexion.

Decrease pore size:
Everyone knows the age-old trick of extracting blackheads after a hot shower – but do you know the rationale? It is because pores dilate with heat, making blackheads easier to extract. Conversely, cold can aid in reducing pore size, and not just temporarily. Cryotherapy can encourage collagen production, allowing previously slack skin around your pores to tighten and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.

Eczema:
Topical creams are a shallow solution – literally. Those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema or atopic dermatitis are probably familiar with the hundreds of creams out there that claims to solve your problem. While these creams may be useful in providing temporary relief, you may have to look deeper for the real solution to these skin problems. Cryotherapy aims to boost your body’s immune functions from within, which can lead to a marked improvement in the above skin conditions by targeting the root of the problem.

Interested in using cryotherapy to improve your skin? Contact us now to find out what cryotherapy can do for you!

A cold that heals

Everything is muti-functional these days: your phone doubles as a camera, and your laptop has long replaced your television. Why should your healthcare routine fall behind? Take a simple, tried-and-tested solution and combine it with modern technology, and you will get Whole Body Cryotherapy – your all-in-one solution to improving your overall health and performance. Here are three ways Whole Body Cryotherapy can help you:

1. Decrease recovery time

One of the main functions for Whole Body Cryotherapy is pain relief, but do you also know that it can aid in recovery as well? Many athletes use Whole Body Cryotherapy as a way to take care of their bodies post-exercise – the cold temperature serves to kick start your immune system and reduce inflammation, so you can return to training faster and harder than before.

2. Burn Calories

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) isn’t just for athletes or gym rats – many other types of people use it as a way to keep their bodies in optimum condition. WBC can kick start your metabolism, allowing your body to burn up to 800 calories in just minutes in the cryochamber. It is a great treatment for those who exercise and are also looking for additional avenues of weight loss.

3. Improve mental well-being

Being stressed almost feels normal these days for many people. Juggling work and personal life definitely takes a pretty big toll on our mental health. Mental health is every bit as important as our physical health and we should take care to not neglect it. Besides meditation, you can also try Whole Body Cryotherapy – it has been reported to improve mood and concentration significantly lasting up to hours after the session.

Interested in cryotherapy? Contact us now and let us see how we can help!

3 Weird Pain Relief Methods People Try at Home

From rubbing a hard boiled egg on bruises to putting a raw steak on your face – I’m sure we have all heard of weird pain relief methods before. Have you tried these bizarre home remedies for pain management?

Biting on a pencil to cure headaches.
Sometimes headaches can be brought about when you clench your jaws too hard due to stress. This strains the muscles, which in turn can trigger tension headaches. This housewives’ trick suggests that you put a pencil between your teeth to relax jaw muscles, which can prevent headaches.

Alternatively… Whole Body Cryotherapy can be used to reduce headaches, and even bring about a temporary sense of euphoria that can last for hours after treatment! No biting down on pencils – we are sure that tastes iffy anyway, and looks even sillier.

2. Tennis Balls to massage sore muscles.
Sore muscles from working out, or perhaps you are suffering from chronic aches? Some suggest that you look for help in a tennis ball. Roll a tennis ball on sore muscles to massage them for temporary pain relief. You can lean against a wall with the tennis ball pressing on your back to massage achy backs, or even step on it and roll it around with your foot to help achy feet.

Alternatively… Both localised and whole body cryotherapy have been proven to be effective treatments for both chronic pain management as well as muscle soreness post exercise. With Olympic athletes opting for this treatment to help their body recover post-exercise, you can be sure that it is good enough for you.

3. Magnets…how do they work?
It sounds bizarre, but some swear that magnets can help in pain relief. Simply place a magnet on achy parts, and they may affect how nerve cells function by blocking pain signals. They may also encourage blood flow to tissue to tissues. But beware – they may be unsafe for those with medical devices such as a pacemaker!

Alternatively… why not try cryotherapy? Whole Body Cryotherapy and Localised Cryotherapy have been scientifically proven to reduce pain and aid in recovery by encouraging circulation and numbing pain sensors. Opt for a method that has decades of research to prove that it works!

Contact us to find out more about how cryotherapy can benefit you. With a repertoire of users ranging from Hollywood celebrities to Olympic athletes, you too can enjoy this A-lister treatment.