Diastasis recti is a separation of abdominal muscles that affects many women after pregnancy. Core and transverse abdominal muscle strengthening exercises like pelvic tilt, pelvic squeeze, and tummy tuck can help. So can deep belly breathing and the upward or upright plank. Avoid crunches, sit-ups, and other flexion exercises that can worsen the condition.
Whether it’s the short-term frustration of a missed airplane or the long-term frustration of a job or a major life event, stress can affect our health in terrible ways. Stress is a part of our daily lives today, with all the unpleasant life experiences we go through due to financial[.....]
A healthy digestive system is important for your overall health and well-being. Foods that contain digestive enzymes, helpful bacteria that improve digestion, or fiber which fuels the growth of good bacteria can help keep your digestive system running smoothly. So make sure you include foods like papaya, yogurt, banana, artichoke, ginger, and whole grains in your diet to keep your digestive system in good shape. Leafy greens, turmeric, pineapple, and coconut are also good for digestion.
A bad taste in the mouth may be caused due to poor dental hygiene and conditions like dry mouth and oral thrush. Viral infections like sinusitis and hepatitis B may cause this, too. Stomach issues like GERD and hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and menopause cause a bitter taste. Certain medicines like antibiotics and treatments like chemotherapy can affect the sense of taste.
Back pain is a common problem that most of us have had to deal with. Applying a cold or hot pack can ease the pain. You can also try pain reducing exercises, a yoga regimen, acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, or massage therapy. Willow bark and turmeric work as natural painkillers. Applying a paste of ginger, eucalyptus oil, or a medicated ayurvedic oil can help. So can maintaining a proper posture.
Having sex and having orgasms (through sex or self-stimulation) during pregnancy are both safe unless the doctor advises against it. Uterine contractions and intense orgasms are totally natural as are cramping and a change in shape or hardness of your belly after reaching climax. To be on the safer side, always consult with your doctor for safe suggestions and positions to try while having sex or while masturbating.
Choking is a worry for most parents with children. For babies under one year, five forceful back blows and chest thrusts may help the baby cough out the object. For babies over a year old, back blows and abdominal thrusts can help. Take your child to hospital immediately even if you were able to remove the object choking your child.
To moisturize your stomach, use coconut or avocado oil in and around your belly button. Dip a cotton swab in these oils to remove dirt and dead skin. Diluted tea tree oil is a great remedy for infected belly buttons. Other essential oils, like ginger and peppermint, can treat stomach aches and menstrual pain. Fertility will improve if you apply ylang ylang and sandalwood. To balance your navel chakra, apply grapeseed oil to your belly button.
Belly fat is a problem for millions of men and women who are troubled by that little bulge around the abdomen. Experts have made targeting abdominal fat easier by identifying the ones that are most effective. Learn how to do bicycle maneuvers, exercise ball crunches, planks, oblique crunches, yoga asanas like the cobra pose or bow pose, and even try out the captain’s chair!
Due to the presence of proteins, calcium, minerals, and vitamins almond milk has gained a lot of importance since ages. It is prepared by finely blending almonds in water to get a nutty and creamy beverage. It is mostly preferred by people who have lactose intolerance or are allergic to[.....]
If extra fat around your middle has been bothering you every time you look into the mirror, you have good reason to be worried. Stomach fat is associated with inflammation, high cholesterol, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.1 In fact, even if you are not overweight, that ring of belly fat[.....]
Abdominal fat aka belly fat depends on hormonal and genetic factors, but may also develop due to poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and high stress levels. Research highlights that since belly fat surrounds vital internal organs, storing excess levels of this fat may increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and even cancers of gall bladder or pancreas.
Emergency contraception is a type of birth control used by women after an unprotected sex. It is also used when usual birth control methods fail, like rupturing of condoms and missing out on regular contraceptive pills. They are also called “morning-after pills”. They primarily work by either delaying ovulation or[.....]
Cucumber can help you with belly fat loss. Thanks to its high water (95%) and fiber content, it can flush out toxins, rev up your metabolism, and combat possible underlying causes like bloating, water retention, and constipation. Its flavonoids can slash the bad cholesterol (by 86%), triglyceride (72%), and glucose levels. Try it out as a raw snack – 0.5 cup of cucumber slices has zero fat and just 8 Cal. Or juice it with lemon, ginger, and aloe vera.
Dip one head of a cotton swab into a cleaning solution (olive oil, coconut oil, hydrogen peroxide, or rubbing alcohol) and start rubbing around in your navel gently in a circular motion. Once cleaned thoroughly, use a dry cotton swab to remove any oil or cleaning solution that might be lingering on. To help prevent infection rinse with warm salt water and pat dry the area with a soft clean towel.
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