Experts’ top health and wellness advice

Experts’ top health and wellness advice

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Jun.30.20


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Experts’ top health and wellness advice

You know as well as anyone, life has been extra stressful lately — to put it mildly. Unfortunately, stress can suppress immune function, compounding the concerns all of us are experiencing right now.

We don’t have the cure for COVID-19, but we can give you some advice for keeping your stress level in check and supporting your general well-being.

We combed through our brand lessons and our trove of expert recommendations to bring you a few ideas.

Fitness

With your regular routine disrupted, you might be getting less exercise than you normally would. Here are some suggestions for being active at home.

Do weights-free exercises, such as push-ups, sit-ups, burpees, lunges, etc. If you’re looking for ideas and routines, check out this list from ACE Fitness.

John Mark Seelig

Edwards, CO | Member since 2008

ExpertVoice member John Mark Seelig owns GOAT Fitness and is captain of the U.S. men’s rafting team. He shared some nontraditional, at-home strength-training advice for those who don’t have kettlebells or dumbbells — use a backpack.

Need a backpack? Here are a couple recommendations, if you’re in the market.

Edgardo Gonzalez Chacon

3 reviews (10.0 avg.)
9 helpful votes

Verified Product Owner

Organized Climbing Day Bag

The Neon Smart bag is very efficient and light weight. One of my favorite pros of the bag is how well everything can be organized and displaced evenly. I used to use an old Patagonia bag that I would throw all my climbing gear in and I would have to only access the gear from the top. Now I can open the entire bag completely and access all my gear.

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Chris Morrison

2 reviews (6.5 avg.)
4 helpful votes

Verified Product Owner

I've been using various versions of this pack for several years now and it's amazing. The supple yet supportive waist belt and shoulder straps always feel great, even if I haven't been wearing the pack for a month or two. And for the relatively light weight, it carries a good size load of 50 pounds easily

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Set up your at-home gym with a stationary bike or trainer like the ones featured below.

Run (or walk) around your neighborhood, keeping a safe distance between yourself and any other joggers. That checks the exercise box, and it also gets you something else you need: air and sunshine.

Spinning® JohnnyG

15% off MSRP + Free Shipping

1 Recommendations
Kinetic Road Machine Control

40% off MSRP

3 Recommendations
Tacx FLUX S Smart Bike Trainer

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Recovery

New routines can lead to overuse and potential injury. Plan for recovery with muscle massagers — such as RAD Rollers and Theragun — and CBD topicals.

From the brand

All Theragun Percussive Therapy™ devices are scientifically calibrated to deliver repetitive strokes 16mm deep into the muscle, 40 times per second. Theragun’s proprietary combination of depth, speed, and torque allows our devices to stimulate heat within the muscle, increase blood flow, and release muscle strain and tension. Theragun devices reach 60% deeper into muscle than consumer-grade vibration massagers.

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What experts say

Jonathan Hart

6 reviews (9.8 avg.)
5 helpful votes

Verified Product Owner

Theragun

G3 Black

Absolutely Amazing!!

I have to admit that I was skeptical to purchase the Theragun G3, however, I became an instant fan once I fired it up and applied the pulsating tip to my achy muscles. There are 4 things I'd like to highlight about the product: 1) simple to use 2) 2-speeds/intensity 3)comes with 4 attachments 4) Simple App to figure out how and where to use it.Hands down this is an amazing way to help relieve and release muscle tension, soreness, and increase circulation.

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Experts also recommend the following products. Hungry for more fitness-related recommendations? Check out our top recommended guide.

Gio Alberino

2 reviews (9.5 avg.)
4 helpful votes

Verified Product Owner

Recover the right way.

The system is a must have for active people. When done with my RAD system I feel better. It helps move the toxins and bi products from the muscles and fasciae. Combined with the included instructions and videos you can find it’s easy to use. And it’s giving yourself a therapeutic message while improving your flexibility. It’s all about the name, it’s RAD.

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Ivy Skye

0 reviews (NaN avg.)
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Bluebird Botanicals

Hemp CBD Sport

I love this product. I find myself running it into my sore spots after a kind training session and it works wonders. The soreness in my muscle dissipates. Would recommend it.

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Muscle MX has a lotion that not only targets pain and inflammation, it keeps skin from getting overly dry and damaged from handwashing. Are you washing your hands frequently?

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Game Changer: Restore CBD Lotion

New Muscle MX lotion is the only product to combine the healing powers of CBD, essential oils and colloidal nano-silver.

Restore CBD lotion blends 350 mg of CBD with SilverSol® Technology — with anti-microbial properties — to create a unique, proprietary formula.

  • Helps repair dry and damaged skin
  • Non-greasy moisturizer
  • Anti-bacterial barrier to infection
  • Aids healing of minor cuts and scrapes
  • Targets pain and inflammation

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Kenzi Roers

4 reviews (10.0 avg.)
6 helpful votes

It works

I have pretty intense back pain from two herniated discs and during my flare ups, this is my go-to topical. I notice an immediate effect and it lasts a few hours for me. Usually I will apply this before taking any OTC meds to manage the pain and I would say that it keeps me from taking an unnecessary amount of those meds.

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Nutrition

Eating a nutritious diet will also help you manage stress. You may need to add a multivitamin or a specific vitamin supplement to fill any nutritional gaps. Many nutrition brands, such as Country Life Vitamins, MegaFood and others on the ExpertVoice platform, have you covered. Here are some recommendations:

Vitamin D3 Gold - 2,000 IU

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COENZYME B-COMPLEX POWDER LEMON LIME

Over 55% Off MSRP

9 Recommendations
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Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin.” Vitamin B is a natural energizer and helps with cellular health and energy. Vitamin C naturally boosts your body’s defenses.  

Targeted support

Brands also have more tailored formulas that are designed for specific health interests. Here are some suggestions that are designed to support better sleep, a calmer mind, immune system function and energy.

For extra support with balance, calm and managing stress, try a hemp or CBD product, or try AnxioCalm from Terry Naturally.

From the brand

The calming power of echinacea

While many people associate echinacea with its immune-supporting abilities, this is a different echinacea story altogether. AnxioCalm contains a unique extract of Echinacea angustifolia that works on receptors in the brain to provide significant relief for occasional anxiety, stress, and nervous tension.*

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Chantel Kendrick

3 reviews (9.3 avg.)
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Terry Naturally

AnxioCalm®

Works like a charm!

Love love love this product. I deal with anxiety frequently, and all the fun things that come with it, like sleep troubles and whatnot. This product helps so much, and so quickly! I'll never be without it.

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A hemp extract or CBD product is also nice for extra help sleeping at night. Or, try a melatonin product (or a supplement that combines those ingredients, such as Charlotte’s Web Gummies: Sleep.

Abbie Granahan

2 reviews (10.0 avg.)
1 helpful votes

Charlotte's Web

Gummies: Sleep

Best Gummies

These gummies are the best! I have taken them for awhile now and they put me right to sleep in 30 minutes or less and taste amazing! Highly recommend for someone who has a hard time sleeping and needs a good nights sleep!!

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Immune support

For immune system support, our brands recommend omega-3s, mushrooms, probiotics and elderberry syrup. Because these are such popular favorites, ExpertVoice might be out of stock. Support your local suppliers and retailers by ordering from them, for curbside pickup or delivery. Experts recommended the following products for general immune system support.

From the brand

IMMERSED IN IMMUNE BENEFITS

Mushrooms have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years because of their many functional superfood benefits, specifically for the immune system. In fact, [CEO Jan Hall] shared that in many cultures, your plate isn’t considered complete without mushrooms.

Mushrooms contain two important, immune-boosting compounds: beta-glucans and prebiotics.

BUILT-IN BETA-GLUCANS

Beta-glucans help activate and potentiate the immune system. [Co-founder Dr. Sandra Carter] described them as a “key in a lock” — activating your immune system to be battle-ready. All mushrooms contain these important molecules.

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Madeline Caduff

7 reviews (10.0 avg.)
5 helpful votes

Immunity Support

I love this powder! The taste compliments my morning coffee, tea and smoothies. I feel good after drinking it and feel like it keeps my immune system strong. The added Vitamin C is great too so I know I get my daily value from taking this supplement. I plan to always keep this on hand for flu and cold season support.

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Experience the power of elderberries

Chances are you have heard about elderberries—and maybe even seen one. They grow on large shrubs and small trees mainly in North America and Europe.

For centuries, the dark berries of the European black elder have been traditionally used as a winter remedy for immune support.*

More recently, a growing collection of research has found that the active constituents found in elderberries may provide even more health benefits.

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Lisa Hendrix

2 reviews (10.0 avg.)
3 helpful votes

Verified Product Owner

Nature's Way Sambucus

Sambucus Gummies

Delicious immune booster!

I gave this score because these are so tasty and very good for the immune system. Everyone that I recommended these to have become repeat customers!

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WHAT DO OMEGA-3S DO?

Direct sources of omega-3 EPA and DHA, such as daily fish oil supplements, help with cardiovascular and brain function, mood support, immune health, neonatal development, healthy joints, skin and nervous system function.*

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pamalah johnson

4 reviews (6.8 avg.)
6 helpful votes

Verified Product Owner

Nordic Naturals

Ultimate Omega

Nooooo Fish BURPS!

I have used and recommended this product many times. They are Non-Gmo certified , Third Party Tested, and they are in the Triglyceride form. Nordic Naturals is a go to suggestion for every guest that is looking to take an omega. Time and time again customers come back and re-buy it because they love it so much. The only reason I did not give it a 10 was the price; it can be a little high. Which can be a downside for people buying it consistently.

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Bolster the body’s line of defense with probiotics

Flora Health’s line of probiotics make enzymes to digest food and produce vitamins. The bacteria keep the digestive system in shape and stand guard in the small intestine to make sure only nutrients—and no bad bacteria or viruses—are absorbed.

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Regina Osting

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I like to recommend this product to older generations, because I believe it will help combat the natural decline of bifido bacteria which happens naturally as we age. I like that it is not a super high amount - it's a therapeutic dose that should not cause bloating, intestinal upset, etc. that stronger probiotics can sometimes create.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Energy support

Wellness can take many forms. For extra support with energy and focus, try one of these:

Rocci Aguirre

25 reviews (9.6 avg.)
7 helpful votes

Verified Product Owner

The Coffee Ride

Nicaragua Limoncillo

Ridiculously good...

No shortage of good coffee in the world these days, but I liked the bike friendly focus and gave them a shot. The Limoncillo makes about as good a pour over as you can ask for. Damn good cup of coffee.

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Omar Rodriguez

2 reviews (9.5 avg.)
7 helpful votes

Verified Product Owner

Works like a charm.

16hr shifts happen, that's the truth. Usually you rely on more food to keep your energy levels high, or coffee or both. When you're trying to stay in shape, eating more is not the best option. You get used to coffee real fast and the crashes suck. Voke superfood gives you the option of a healthier energy intake with no crash and it wont interfere with your sleep.

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