Yoga can help strengthen your neck muscles, improve range of motion, and even combat associated issues like headaches or stress and tension in the neck and shoulders. Certain asanas are especially recommended, including the mountain pose, cobra pose, boat pose, child’s pose, and corpse pose, to name a few. Learn these stretches and focus on your breathing and accuracy and you should be able to find pain relief from chronic neck pain, cervical spondylosis, and other neck problems have found.
If you love to jog, your pregnancy is no reason to stop your favorite activity. In fact, OB/GYNs recommend that expectant moms who jogged regularly pre-pregnancy continue to do so for the duration of their pregnancy as long as they are comfortable. Moms who jog during their pregnancy tend to gain less weight, have babies of a healthy weight, and experience shorter labor. It can also help you snap back into shape more quickly, postpartum. Get your doctor's go ahead and jog those pregnancy jitters away.
You can get dehydrated if you don’t drink enough water; sweat excessively because of humidity, hot weather, fever, or strenuous exercise; have diarrhea or vomiting; have kidney disease, diabetes, or a hormone deficiency which increases urination; have too much alcohol, or are recovering from burns. Infants and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. You can treat dehydration by replenishing lost fluids and minerals – drink water, eat fresh fruit, and use an oral rehydration solution.
We all have habits that we know are bad for our appearance and we try to avoid them by making conscious efforts. We know leaving makeup on when we go to bed will harm our skin, and we avoid it. We avoid smoking and increase our sleep hours, or at[.....]
Soaking helps to get rid of phytic acid and neutralizing enzyme inhibitors enabling easy digestion and elevating absorption of vitamins and other nutrients in the nuts. The peels are more easily removable, once you soak nuts in hot water. Adding a little salt while soaking will help neutralize the enzymes. It also helps remove dust residue and tannins. The water residue from the soaked nuts must not be re-used for cooking as they might contain harmful substances.
Frequent loo breaks, itchiness or thrush in the genital area, too much thirst, fatigue, blurred vision, and an unexplained weight loss over a short period of time indicate type 1 diabetes. Rush to the doc if you have fruity breath, nausea, or stomach pain. It could be diabetic ketoacidosis, a fatal condition. Type 2 has similar symptoms, which usually do not show early on. If you are obese and inactive, keep a tab on your blood glucose level.
Lemon juice may cause excessive dry and flakey skin. The acid in lemon juice may cause your pimples to sting or possibly bleed. Citric and ascorbic acids are strong antimicrobials, which deter mouth infections. But too much can irritate mucous membranes and cause canker sores. It can trigger heartburn, ulcers, GERD, dehydration, and kidney problems.
Growing up, your parents probably told you to eat fruits. Well, it turns out they were on to something! According to Ayurveda, many fruits have healing powers that can enhance your health. They’ll make you look and feel great while preventing disease. But with so many options, what should you[.....]
Research suggests that incorporating foods like grapefruit, milk thistle, ginger, turmeric, fatty fish, eggs, amla, walnuts, berries, and beetroot offers protection against liver damage (exposure to a fungicide) and reduces the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Also, the odorous veggies like garlic, onion help detox the liver by expelling the toxins from the body.
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