Full disclosure: I received compensation for posting this but all of my opinions are my own.
Did you know that “skimbaco” loosely means “skiing in Colorado”? The word “skimba” means skis or downhill skiing in Finnish, and “CO” is for Colorado, where we lived when I founded Skimbaco. The brand really isn’t about skiing and it means that everyone should live life to the fullest and enjoy life where ever they are; when you are in Colorado, go skiing, when you are in New York, go to museums and see a Broadway show, enjoy what you have. But while Skimbaco blogs tell you about fashion, trends, interior design, food and travel, the origin of the name comes from passion to snow sports, and our family’s love of skiing.
There are many misconceptions about skiing, and one of them is saying “I have bad knees, they can’t ski”. But I know everything about bad knees, in fact, I’ve had two knee surgeries. While there has been ski trips that my knees look like French loaves because they are so swollen, I have different ways to cope with them. One of the best things you can do for your knees is to keep the muscles around them in good shape. I am not a doctor here and this is by no means medical advice, but the better shape my muscles are, the better my joints can take extreme sports like skiing. I can also rationalize that I need a hot tub in a ski lodge for medical reasons to relieve the pain in my joints and relax my muscles after a day of skiing.
SALONPAS contacted me and asked if I wanted to test their product on my next skiing trip. SALONPAS® Pain Relief and SALONPAS® Arthritis Pain are the first and only over-the-counter pain-relieving patches approved by the FDA. I like how SALONPAS offers pain relief in a form of a patch and a cream, making it easier to attack the pain right in its source. SALONPAS is proven to work on mild to moderate pain and great for muscle and joint pain, back pain and sprains, strains and bruises and the thin and flexible patch makes them easy to wear especially when you want to remain active. I have not tried the product yet, but it will be packed and ready to go for my next skiing trip. If you want to give it a try, SALONPAS® products are available at most major drug stores including Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and Duane Reade, and most Walmart stores.
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Send out a tweet, answering the question:
“What is your favorite winter activity and why?” along with the #Salonpas hashtag.
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DEADLINE: Monday, February 28, 2011, midnight, EST.