Tag Archives: pain management

Use Opioids Effectively to Control Pain and Reduce Health Risk

Live life to the fullest and pain free. Last Updated: 3/15/2019, Marc Woodard Scientific studies prove, pain relief decreases while pain sensitivity increases from excess use of opioids. In other words, if you’re a chronic pain sufferer and have used opioids for long periods of time, greater sensitivity to pain will occur. Especially when patients ignore the doctors prescription program. So you ask yourself, how could taking more pain killers cause greater sensitivity to pain?  “I thought (more…)

MirrorAthlete Reveals Fitness Consulting Trade Secrets

Updated: 20 March 2018 Marc beginning a 10mile walk in Central CA. A former client Sid asked specific questions regarding information I posted on MirrorAthlete’s first web site back in 2007. His queries provided an opportunity to share more of the company’s history with readers and reflect on how we got into publishing our first book. [Sid’s Questions] … I can’t seem to locate your MirrorAthlete pain chronicles I read back in the early years. “I (more…)

Walking is a Superior Fat Burning Activity

What many people don’t know is during low-intensity aerobic exercise like walking the muscles prefer to burn fat fuel. That’s right the metabolic energy needed to walk prefers stored body fat to move the large muscles in the legs and buttocks. But those same muscles used during high-intensity aerobics exercise like running, sprinting or high intensity aerobic dance or boot camp training prefer mostly blood glucose [sugar] and stored liver and muscle glycogen fuel from carbohydrate conversion. When intense (more…)

Back Pain Relief Wisdom

Don’t let back pain prevent you from exploration and activities you enjoy. Last Updated:  24 Jan 2016 The most common muscular skeletal weight bearing pain typically occur within the lower back for many.  Whereas soft tissue and bone, or musculoskeletal tissue becomes compromised.  Which include nerves, cartilage, disc, ligaments and tendons where localized swelling, soreness and aggravating and radiating pain occur. Human studies and statistics have shown low back pain will account for more sick leave and (more…)

Challenging Social Disability Expectation

Author: Marc Woodard on a 15 mile rural walk within/outside of hometown city limits Updated: 17 May 2015 I know many out there are hurting with disabling mental, spiritual and physical pain thinking there is nothing more that can be done to improve the situation. I do understand the feelings associated with loss of finances, immobility, productivity, loneliness, worth and dignity.  I’ve personally experienced these things during my own physical adversary and mobility challenge from 2003 (more…)

Resolve to Lose Weight through Simple Changes

Wild Turkeys in California on Rural Walk So your New Year’s resolution is to improve your fitness levels.  What will your fitness goals look like and how will you achieve them? The most common and desired fitness goals by clients are:  weight loss, reduced body fat, muscle strength, increased cardiovascular and muscular endurance and flexibility. One must also recognize the will power necessary to change habits and behaviors and is an essential mind set attribute if long-term fitness goals are to stick.  So what (more…)

Relative Fitness Programming Sustains Active Lifestyles

Get your aerobics in over the weekend on your bikes in new and exciting places. Exploration on foot or bike is one of our families favorite activities. I’m often asked, what’s the best way to get in shape and lose weight?  The first thing that comes to mind, you must find an exercise activity program that’s “relative for you.”  Through client consults it is not surprising to learn if you’re not passionate about “your” exercise (more…)

Fentanyl and Other Pain Medication, Legal and Illicit Use

Memories in Life are Precious For those of you that have severe chronic pain and are considering the use of Fentanyl patches there are some things you may, or may not be aware. Fentanyl was first synthesized and labeled by Janssen Parmaceutica in 1959.  The first intravenous anesthetic trade name of Fentanyl was Sublimaze.  Then following a series of mid-1990’s clinical trials a product was produced and marketed as a Duragesic alcohol gel infused patches.  These (more…)