6 Tips to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

When you think holidays, feelings of togetherness, happiness and general warmth come to mind. Well, those feelings are supposed to come to mind. But, to most of us, the holidays also come with stress, fatigue and lack of needed exercise. Below are tips to help you get through the rest of the holiday season - without pulling your hair out.

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Can't make the gym? Here are 3 “Sports” you can play from bed

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter. The weather is getting colder. Making it to the gym or spending time being active outside has never seemed more difficult. Luckily, if you’re like us at here at Bear Mattress, and believe that keeping an active mind is just as important as keeping your abs tight, then we have the blog post for you. We're highlighting three “sports” that are gaining a ton of traction and don’t require you to leave the cozy comfort of your Bear Mattress in order to participate. As advancements in technology continue to alter the sports landscape, these leagues have amassed huge followings of devoted fans, professional stars, massive prize pools, national television deals,...

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Bear Mattress Wows Fitness Guru Jeff Rizzo

   Watch the Review by Jeff Rizzo of RizKnows Jeff Rizzo, the man behind RizKnows, is a person who knows not only the importance of getting a good, effective sleep, but also A LOT about fitness gear. RizKnows is a blog and vlog dedicated to reviewing sporting goods, wearable technology, and fitness equipment. Jeff also posts workout videos and routines and doles out health & fitness tips & tricks. Jeff’s good at what he does. Really good. In fact, when the Bear Mattress staff was having a “which wearable technology is right for us” debate, we consulted his heavily viewed YouTube channel. We thought he was so good at testing fitness-related gear that we sent him a bed to test...

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Muscle Recovery Methods

The recent surge (and we mean surge) in cupping-related articles got us thinking: what are some of the best resources to increase and improve muscle recovery? What can we do to stimulate recovery and alleviate pain besides taking anti-inflammatories and icing/heating a sore spot? Below are some suggestions...
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Beat the Heat: Meals and Workout Tips from the Pros

In the seemingly-never-ending heat wave that is summer 2016, we thought we’d try to figure out the best ways to beat the heat, so to speak. While summer is a magical season full of vacations and holidays, it’s also full of, let’s face it, a lot of sweltering temperatures and sweat.
Especially for us east-coasters. Trust us, we know from experience that one of the first things to get interrupted by summer heat is our diet and workout routine. So, we consulted with experts to see what you should be eating, drinking and doing to stay cool and healthy during the summer months. Read More

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Jodelle Fitzwater: 100 Nights on a Bear Mattress

Bear Mattress Brand Ambassador Jodelle Fitzwater knows what it means to push her body to its limits. As an ASCM certified personal trainer, E-RYT 200 yoga instructor, certified nutrition coach and food psychology coach. When we first began speaking with Jodelle, she was very skeptical of our claims that the Bear Mattress would help her recover faster and sleep sounder. We told her what we tell all our customers -- try it out for 100 nights and if you don’t like it, or if you simply don’t see any improvements, send it back! What follows is a painstaking delve into Jodelle’s fitness routine (yes, it’s intense… paddle boarding, tabata, HIIT workouts, running and taking care of a small child) over 100 days. Did the Bear Mattress live up to her expectations? Spoiler alert: it surpassed them… big time. Follow along with Jodelle over her 100 days of workouts, travel and even some broken air conditioning to see how the Bear Mattress changed both her sleeping and waking life!
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Health Guide: Denver

Denver is on the up and up.
Seriously on the up and up. Colorado’s population jumped by over 100 thousand people in 2015, which is the biggest surge since the tech boom of the late-90s. Despite slowing job growth, increasing oil and gas prices and a nearly impossible-to-navigate housing market, Denver is the place to be. And it’s easy to see why: Denver has every major sports team; the stargazing is out of this world (yes, pun intended, sorry); the year round outdoor recreation options are bountiful; and there is. no. humidity. As New Yorkers in July, that fact makes us want to pick up and move right now. Maybe we will…

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90s Workout Playlist

Sometimes you just have to jog to Semi-Charmed Life… it’s just the way the world works. It’s basically a known fact that 90s pop and alt rock are the best tunes to get you hype. Seriously. Thanks to bubblegum pop from the likes of the Spice Girls, Ricky Martin and Hanson, it seems like the popular 90s music was made to get us on our feet.


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