Should You Use Ice or Heat for Pain Relief?

It should be ice. No, it should be heat.

Have you found yourself and others discuss or even argue whether you should be using ice or heat to help you cope with mild pain you’re feeling in your body?

Well, it’s time to hear the truth, the facts.

Both can actually help you as you deal with that muscle cramp or body ache. The cold in the ice helps and so does the heat from a heating pad. Watch and hear all about it here:

Fitness Playground MNL 2018 Happening in September

Go ahead and mark your calendars!

One of Asia’s biggest fitness events is bringing together the active and the high-spirited of all ages and from all walks of life. Fitness Playground MNL 2018 is happening on September 29 and 30, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Philippines.

Set to inspire all fitness enthusiasts and newbies alike, the event is the venue for each and every activity that an individual might want to embark on his or her journey to becoming fit: zumba, jiu-jitsu, yoga, cycling, CrossFit, circuit training, pilates, and many more.

“We are excited to roll out one of the largest international caliber fitness expositions inthe Philippines and to bring in international athletes like Commonwealth Games gold medalist and 2017 CrossFit Games’ fittest woman Tia-Clair Toomey. Fitness Playground MNL 2018 will definitely be a place to begin or continue your health and fitness journey,” shares Mike Tinsay, founder and main organizer of Fitness Playground MNL.

This weekend-long affair is to house one of the largest convergences of fitness brands. See a myriad of apparel and equipment labels come together in celebration and support of taking one step closer to a healthier lifestyle.

Co-presented by Hollow Rock Gear and other sponsors, Fitness Playground MNL 2018 also showcases the latest from the industry, paving way for gyms, studios, wellness centers, and coaches to share their knowledge through nutrition talks, fitness workshops and demos. Attendees will also get access to exclusive deals, sales and other promosfrom participating brands.Tickets priced at P300-P350 (one-day PlayPass) and P500-550 (two-day PlayPass) will be available soon at smtickets.com, all SM Ticket outlets, and other partner stores.

A playground, a play park, or a play area…no matter how you coin it, one thing’s for sure: it’s a place where physical coordination, strength, and flexibility is developed. Commit to get fit and let us all ignite the fitness revolution!

How to Buy a Baby Bouncer

A baby bouncer seat (or bouncy seat) is a handy, reasonably inexpensive piece of baby equipment that your baby can use from day one. It becomes useful in the early days of childbirth as a safe place to lay your newborn while you quickly run some errands around the house.

You can choose between a simple model that moves when your baby does or models that play music, push the baby around, hold electronics within baby’s view, and fold flat for storing and travel. Some come from natural materials like wood; others come from plastic or metal. There’s a whole list of the best baby swing bouncer combo 2018.

When buying a bouncer, there are certain things to look out for, and some of them include the following:

  • Safety straps

You need to buy a bouncer that has a 3-point harness to keep your baby from falling out. A 5-point harness, which includes over-the-shoulder straps, is even safer – if you can find it, that is.

  • Movement

Like we mentioned earlier, different bouncers come with different functionalities – some play music, others vibrate. You need to pick one that will suit your baby without making him/her sick.

  • Frame

Keep an eye out for bouncers with a durable frame that’s low to the ground, so it won’t tip if your baby leans to one side.

  • Removable seat cover

During their early months, babies don’t pay attention to where they drool, spit-up, or poop so you should look out for bouncer seats that come with a removable, washable cover.

  • Comfort

Before you purchase the seat, ensure that the cushion is well padded and comfortable. You might want a seat that tilts in several positions or alters to a toddler seat.

Safety Tips

  • If you intend to buy a second-hand bouncer, ensure that you check that it isn’t one of the many bouncers that are recalled every year by the government. This act will keep your child from suffering from an accident due to a bar detachment.
  • If your child is in the bouncer, keep it away from heaters, window cords, monitor cords, and home appliances. Keeping it in the same room you are will enable you to keep an eye on what the baby is up to as he plays around.
  • Avoid placing your bouncer on a table, couch or bed. A baby’s movement can cause the bouncer to tip over and fall.
  • Ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s recommended weight and age limits, so you don’t buy a bouncer that your child has outgrown.
  • No matter how much your baby loves it, you must try not to rely on the bouncer too much. You and your baby need plenty of time to cuddle and practice the motions required for crawling and standing.

Make the bouncer beautiful for your infant to look at as s/he plays. Cute animals can hang from the bouncer toy bar, so your baby can reach out and play with furry friends.

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