Anyone remember the post where Maria Sorg and I had an excellent conversation about NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium, Celecoxib, etc.) and how they affect inflammation? If you don’t remember it, check it out. Ladies may find the info there very useful.
Maria and I chatted back and forth a bit (while Mike begged me to stop fearing Maria would take it out on him and right now he’s thinking “why do have to bring up old s**t?”) about how NSAIDs and their use for PMS and cramping. Even though I felt I presented much science backed information showing how and why NSAIDs do not work well for PMS, Maria may still have trumped it all with a final statement of something like… “Whatever! It works because I say so!”
Ha. Just joking Maria, I don’t want to fight.
Anyways… the use of NSAIDs for little, day to day pain is dangerous and not healthy. We abuse them in the US. We take them for every little ache, pain, pull, and strain. It’s best to reserve them for use only in the case of a true injury. Here’s a little article/interview with an MD about it: The Truth About Inflammation.
Look for healthy alternatives to improve your life and you can easily find them. My recommendations are…
3 x 1 min Handstand holds
50 Ab Rollouts
50 GHD Situps
* Partition as needed