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Getting fit for the summer? You need our sore muscle balm!

Hey Sandra here, Bhodi is having a day off (sleeping) so I'm back at the blog.

Are you like me? After numerous lockdowns, not being able to go to the gym and wasting money on memberships, then cancelling them, you might be in as good shape as I am - which isn't good at all.

I want to go to the beach and enjoy the summer, but am afraid someone will try and refloat me, like a stranded whale.

So my plan is, with the able bodies of Miley, Bhodi and Millar, to get out and about more, do more challenging walks, burn a few calories whilst getting out in nature. It's a good plan, but I'm lazy (although I don't sleep for 20 hours a day like a greyhound does!!). The images below, sum up this situation nicely!

Greyhound sleeping outside on a beanbag.
Sleeping Hound doing what hounds do the best!

Frank and Zola the greyhounds having a nap
Frank and Zola

(This is Frank and Zola showing off their exceptional ability to sleep - see Millar's Memo below)

Another plan was to do some on-line exercise or yoga to get my muscles firm again, but being at home, I've no motivation at all and no instructor to give me stink eye if I'm being a woose at the gym. I could even just use my exercise bands at home, but I can't be bothered really.

If there is one thing I do know however, is that, when I do get serious and take up some proper exercise, it's gonna hurt like a hurty thing.

Rub Me Up - Natural Sore Muscle Balm

So dear reader, NCS have been pro-active and have developed a rub on muscle balm for those woken up, tired and painful muscles. As usual, chemical free, cruelty free and handmade in NZ.

It's called Rub Me Up, it's a natural sore muscle balm, and has a whole host of beneficial ingredients in it. Check out the amazing combination below.

Capsicum Oleoresin - used to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles/joints (such as arthritis, backache, sprains).

Black Seed Oil - Known for its powerful medicinal properties, black seed oil is a natural remedy that people use to treat a wide range of conditions, including headaches, back pain & inflammation.

Black Pepper Oil - has warming, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties.

Ginger Oil - many benefits, helping with inflammation is only one of them.

Eucalyptus Oil - yes!! Not just for chocked noses, joint and muscle pain too.

Peppermint Oil - yes again, not just for colds and snotty noses.

Turmeric - a natural anti-inflammatory that works best with Black Pepper Oil (see above).

Refer to for more information (We don't put rubbish out there...)

So what do you do when you get the 'DOMS' (Delayed On-set Muscle Soreness) like I can guarantee I will??

Get yourself a tin of Rub Me Up of course!!

For those of you, who are allergic to 'normal' non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, this is a go-to for you. I can't use anything in the salicylate family, so this, to be dramatic, is going to be a life changer for me. It might be for you too.

A muscle rub containing warm herbs and spices
Rub Me Up Muscle Rub

Millar's Summer Memo

I'm not a greyhound, but I can sleep, in fact mum says I don't move once I've crashed out so she doesn't mind me being on the bed. I'm not tired in this pic though. Kong and peanut butter in full effect!!

Photo of my dog Millar
Here's Millar!!

However, I want to tell you about Frank and Zola's mum, Nancy.

She is one heck of a photographer, especially with us 4-legged folks. (This photo was taken by my mum and she is rubbish). Nancy LOVES greyhounds, but I'm pretty sure she loves Huntaways and others as well.

If you would like some cool pictures taken, perhaps one to be framed for a Christmas pressie, then get in touch with her, she's very nice and you get treats too!! Here is a photo she took of my sister Miley. Drop her a note if this sounds like you

Photo of Miley my dog
Happy girl Miley

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