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Improve your back health today

Improve your back health today: 9 simple steps

The back is one of the most important elements of the body; in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you must look after your back. Since back pain affects 8 out of 10 Americans in their lifetime, here are nine simple steps you can take to relieve some of the …

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Slendertone Connect Abs review

Slendertone Connect Abs review: the smartest way to tone?

Electrically stimulating your abdominal muscles to tone them is nothing new, this method has been around for years now. The ab toning belt however, a DIY-type of product for home use has been the subject for much debate. That’s hardly surprising though, when some manufacturers of yesteryear were making promises …

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Back Pain Statistics

30 of the Most Surprising and Alarming Back Pain Statistics

The majority of people will experience pain in their back at some point in their lives. To understand more about the implications of this, we bring you some of the top back pain statistics, types of treatment, recovery times and the cost of injuries compiled from various sources and relevant …

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What is the best TENS unit – HealthmateForever Pro12AB

What is the best TENS unit: reviews and ratings for 2016

With so many TENS units available it can be difficult knowing which device to buy. It’s even harder if you don’t have any prior knowledge about TENS. Some of the jargon and technical terms can be a bit overwhelming at first. But worry not, we’ve put together an easy to …

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TENS Therapy

TENS Therapy: arguments for and against

Nowadays TENS machines are readily available (over the counter) for purchase in many countries. But for what reasons do people turn to TENS therapy in their search for pain relief? In this piece we take an objective look at the arguments both for and against this type of treatment. Table …

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Electric muscle stimulator: case study and device comparison

Electric muscle stimulator: case study and machine comparison

What is an electric muscle stimulator? An electric muscle stimulator (often referred to as an EMS machine or unit) is an electronic device used to deliver electrical impulses to the body, in order to make the muscles contract. Impulses are sent from the device to a series of electrodes (usually …

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the difference between TENS and EMS

Simple TENS vs EMS: understand the differences quickly

What does TENS stand for? Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation What does EMS stand for? Electrical muscle stimulation The similarity between TENS and EMS: Both deliver low voltage electric impulses to stimulate TENS vs EMS: the main difference between the two: TENS stimulates the nerves – the rationale being that the …

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Abdominal toning – Introducing the ab belt

Abdominal toning: Introducing the ab belt

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) has been around for a long time – but over recent years we’ve seen numerous companies promising their products will give you strong, toned abs in a matter of weeks. And what’s more, they claim you can achieve all this while doing the chores or watching …

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TENS FAQs

TENS FAQs: the ultimate guide

The Good Body’s most frequently asked questions about TENS devices, features, and requirements. To view the full list of FAQs click on the table of contents below. How much does a TENS unit cost? Are TENS and EMS the same? How many channels and pads do I need?

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Flex Belt review

Flex Belt review: fast and easy stomach toning?

In my recent post about electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) I said the next phase for my training would be to work on my abdominal muscles, to contribute towards building a stronger core. Guess what? I made a start and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out and …

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The Good Body – holiday gift guide 2015

Awesome holiday gift ideas for friends and family in 2015

Welcome to The Good Body’s 2015 holiday gift guide, where it’s gadgets galore. Here’s our roundup of some of the best gifts to give and (hopefully) receive this holiday season… Getting and staying active: Fitbit Charge HR CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON While the holiday season is most certainly about unwinding, …

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Zewa SpaBuddy Sport TENS unit

Zewa SpaBuddy Sport review: a no-nonsense TENS unit

With the Zewa SpaBuddy Sport TENS unit, Zewa has created a powerful little pain relief machine that can compete with much more expensive devices. The SpaBuddy Sport has a set of very convenient features and is so simple-to-operate, even the most technically challenged would struggle to go wrong with it. …

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iReliev Dual Channel TENS Pain Relief System review

iReliev Dual Channel TENS Pain Relief System review

I’ve noticed iReliev’s range of products increasing in popularity over the past few months. It’s a brand that’s gaining some serious traction in the TENS and EMS space. Because of this, I thought that now would be the perfect time to take a proper look for myself. I decided to …

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Omron Pain Relief Pro

Omron Pain Relief Pro review: simple and uncomplicated

Before reviewing the Omron Pain Relief Pro, I wondered if the device would be a significant improvement on the PM3030. While that previous Omron TENS machine has a beautiful simplicity about it, I found it to be lacking in certain departments. Therefore, I decided to take a closer look at …

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Omron electroTHERAPY Pain Relief Device PM3030

Omron electroTHERAPY Pain Relief Device PM3030 review

After reading this Omron electroTHERAPY Pain Relief Device PM3030 review, you’ll see why this TENS unit is such a hit with people who like their products simple – and straightforward to use. When Omron designed this, it seems they realized you shouldn’t need to be a computer science graduate to …

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