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Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • How to Make Healthy New Year’s Resolutions You Can Stick With

    Posted on December 27, 2017 by Core Products

    By Brian Acton

    runningIf you plan on making a newfound commitment to your health in the New Year, your intentions are good. But making a resolution is much easier than going through with it - according to U.S. News, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February.

    New Year’s resolutions often require lifestyle changes, which can be tough to manage even with the best of intentions. Here are a few ways you can increase your chances of sticking with your healthy New Year’s resolutions.

    1. Be Realistic

    You should only make resolutions you can realistically keep, with modest initial goals. For example, if your goal is to lose weight, you should concentrate on small lifestyle changes instead of radical body transformation. Otherwise, you run the risk of becoming discouraged or overwhelmed when progress is slow.

    It’s best to concentrate on one lifestyle change at a time. It will be hard to reduce stress, quit smoking, and lose weight simultaneously!

    1. Set Measurable Goals

    You should set well defined, measurable goals that are achievable. For example, instead of resolving simply to lose weight, you could resolve to lose five pounds by summertime. If you have no defined measurements of success, it will be more difficult to stick with your resolution.

    1. Make a Plan

    A game plan will help you stay on track. Once you’ve defined your goals, identify the specific actions you must take to achieve them. Do research to determine the best path toward success. As you approach the New Year, make sure you’re ready - if you need specific products, or must set up a schedule on your calendar, act now. That way you have no reasons to procrastinate in January.

    1. Know Your Obstacles

    The path to self-improvement is fraught with temptations and triggers. Certain people, places, or scenarios will tempt you to fall back into bad habits. Maybe cold weather discourages you from exercising, or maybe you like to have a cigarette when you’re driving. Identify your obstacles, and come up with a plan to deal with them when they arise.

    1. Get Others Involved

    When you share your plans with friends and family, you may feel more accountable to stick with your resolutions. You can encourage supportive people in your life to follow up with you on your progress. If you have someone who is on the same journey, establish periodic check-ins so you can discuss your challenges and revel in your victories. It will be much easier than going alone.

    1. Don’t Let Setbacks Derail Your Plans

    Failure happens. If you eat too much pizza, smoke a cigarette, or skip a day at the gym, you should accept that setback and move on. Instead of beating yourself up too much, take your failure in stride, learn from it, and keep moving toward your goals.

    In Closing

    Health-related resolutions take many forms. You might want to manage a health condition better, get more exercise, lose weight, or eat a balanced diet. No matter what your resolution is, the same resolution building blocks will help you stick to your guns. Use this advice to work toward a better you in 2018.


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  • Five Last Minute Gift Ideas from Core Products

    Posted on December 20, 2017 by Core Products

    By Brian Acton

    giftIf your holiday shopping has gotten away from you this year, you might be scrambling for last minute gift ideas. Core Products has you covered. There are many gifts available on our site, many of which are perfect for friends and family that need comfort or pain relief. So skip the gift cards and cash, and give a gift that can be used for years to come.

    Here are five last minute gift ideas from Core Products.

    1. Jeanie Rub® Massager

    The Jeanie Rub Massager is a handheld massager that is perfect for massage professionals or amateurs that want an at-home massage solution. It’s a top of the line, industry standard product that’s been on the market since 1966. Unlike many “percussion” style massagers, the Jeanie Rub Massager uses orbital motion for a softer and deeper massage. When hands can’t get the job done, this massager should be in reach.

    1. WiTouch® Pro Bluetooth Wireless TENS Device

    This brand new product uses transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to provide temporary relief for back pain and soreness. In plain English, the WiTouch Pro Bluetooth Wireless TENS Device delivers light pulses of electric current via electrodes to the nerves beneath the skin, targeting back pain. With no wires or bulky straps, it contours to the surface of the back and can be worn discreetly under clothing. The wearer can control the device via a mobile app, which features preloaded pain relief programs and full customization options as well. It’s perfect for anyone with nagging back pain.

    1. MicroBeads® Moist Heat Packs

    MicroBeads Moist Heat Packs provide pain relief for muscle soreness, arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, and more. MicroBeads absorb moisture from the air and release it once heated, delivering soothing heat therapy. They can be heated in the microwave to the desired temperature, and will retain heat for up to 30 minutes. They’re available in three sizes.

    1. Swede-O Plantar F3 Foot Roller

    Anyone can suffer from plantar fasciitis, but it’s particularly common in middle aged or older adults and young athletes. Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which the plantar fascia, the band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes, becomes inflamed. The resulting heel pain makes it hard to stand or walk. Users can roll their feet on the Swede-O Plantar F3 Foot Roller, stretching their plantar fascia, relieving pain, and promoting healing. The roller can be warmed, cooled, or used at room temperature.

    1. Travel Core Cervical Pillow

    If you need a gift for a frequent traveler, take a look at the Travel Core Cervical Pillow. It’s made with the same care and quality as Core Products’ full sized pillows, but is portable and provides proper support whether you’re sitting up or lying down. It’s perfect for riding in planes, trains, or automobiles.

    Holiday Sales

    Through the rest of the year, Core Products is offering up to 20% off on most products, free shipping on retail orders over $50, and free gifts with select orders. Now’s the time to start browsing and finish up your shopping list.

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  • Signs Your Pillow Just Isn’t Getting the Job Done

    Posted on December 5, 2017 by Core Products

    By Brian Acton

    pillowjobYour pillow can directly affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep. Great pillows provide proper support and promote sleep quality, which is important to your overall physical and psychological health.

    But a low quality or poorly maintained pillow can prevent you from getting the rest you need. Here are six signs your pillow just isn’t getting the job done.

    1. You’re Experiencing Pain

    Pain is the number one indicator that your pillow isn’t performing. Neck pain, stiffness, and even headaches can all result from improper pillow support.

    Ideally, pillows should provide support that maintains proper spinal alignment. Pillows that keep your head elevated too high or too low may lead you to bend your neck at an unnatural angle as you sleep. This can cause short-term stiffness and even lead to chronic pain.

    1. It Doesn’t Bounce Back

    If you have a memory foam pillow, it should pop back into shape once you remove your head. If you have a fiber or other type of pillow, you should be able to fluff it back into its original shape. If your pillow is sagging and depressed in the middle and won’t snap back, it might be time for a replacement.

    1. You’re too Hot

    Memory foam pillows tend to retain heat, causing you to sweat and feel uncomfortable. If your pillow feels too hot (especially during the hotter months of the year), you might want to switch to a fiber alternative.

    1. It Hasn’t Been Washed Recently

    Over time, pillows collect dead skin cells, sweat, and fungi, attracting dust mites to feed on your pillow’s contents. It’s more than a little disturbing, but it can also cause a bad reaction in the approximately 20 million people with dust mite allergies.

    1. You’re Tossing and Turning

    There are many reasons you could be tossing and turning all night, but your pillow is one possible culprit. If you find yourself constantly waking or shifting in your sleep, you may want to evaluate your pillow.

    1. You’re Uncomfortable

    It’s a pillow’s job to make you feel comfortable enough to sleep. If you feel uncomfortable - because you’re itchy, too hot, or not getting enough support - your pillow isn’t doing its job and you should find a replacement.

    In Closing

    There are a number of reasons your pillow may be failing you. It could be too old, in need of a deep cleaning, or it might just not be a good fit. No matter the reason, picking the right pillow will help you get the sleep you need to function every day. For help picking a pillow, check out our guide to choosing foam or fiber pillows. 



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