If you are a runner, you will need to choose post-run foods depending on the intensity of the exercise and other goals like weight control. If you’re concerned that recovery food is limited to barely palatable “recovery drinks” and energy bars available off the shelf, think again! Fresh crunchy salads, creamy yogurts, tangy berries, and even wholesome salmon, tuna, turkey, or chicken meals can make recovering from a run a treat for your tastebuds.
Eating right can help you make the most of a run. The right kind of carbs like banana or crackers which are easily digested and low-fat protein like yogurt or fish can be a great snack or meal. Water and isotonic drinks keep the electrolytes in balance and are, sometimes, all you need before you run. Steer clear of too much spice, fat, and fiber as these could ruin your run!
Athlete's foot is a common skin infection of the feet caused by fungi. Though many kinds of fungi can be responsible, Trichophyton rubrum, Epidermophyton floccosum, and Trichophyton mentagrophytes account for the majority of cases. A genetic predisposition, dermatitis, excessively sweaty feet, shoes that don’t let your feet breathe, weakened immunity, and poor circulation of blood in your feet can up your risk. So can activities like running or swimming.
Happiness at work can be tricky to achieve. Even if you love your job, there will be a few bad days here and there. These debacles can cause unhappiness and make you dislike your job. But it is important to be happy at work as happiness at work has a strong influence on your productivity. Simple techniques mentioned here can help overcome setbacks and regain happiness at work.
Cracked lips and dark colored urine are signs alarming enough to indicate your body is in need of water. While drinking water consistently throughout the day is the easiest solution, making other lifestyle changes also helps. Some of them are, avoiding diuretics, dressing up according to the weather, replenishing the lost electrolytes with sports drinks and snacking right.
It is safe to call tennis elbow an occupational hazard since it mostly affects those who perform repetitive upper body activities such as carpenters, butchers, and even computer professionals. With symptoms such as pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow, forearms and the wrists and weak grip strength, it can be cured through many non-invasive methods. Surgery needs to be considered only when nothing else works.
Yes, it is okay to exercise during your period, but it is important to understand when you need to give your body a break. Exercise may actually help ease your menstrual cramps and lighten your blood flow. For those concerned whether their performance will be affected, rest assured it won’t. Shark week may also be a good time to try some HIIT.
Tennis elbow, causing excruciating pain around the outside of your elbow, is an inflammation of the tendons that connect your lower arm muscles to the bony prominence on the outside of your elbow. Overuse of these muscles during sports (tennis, squash, etc) or work (carpentry, plumbing, constant use of the keyboard, etc), or even a direct blow may lead to it.
Watching the Game Day snack nestled comfortably in your couch is definitely one of life’s small pleasures. And having something delicious to munch during the match only makes things better. If you’re a Super Bowl fan but are also worried about piling on those calories, we have listed some low-carb yet scrumptious[.....]
Don't run full throttle the very first day. Give your heart and your muscles time to cope and settle into a routine. Then step up the speed and the mileage to get benefits. Any sign of nagging pains and aches, halt and head to your physio. Slip on the right pair of shoes that will enhance your performance and keep sipping enough water before, during, and after the run to keep your blood pressure from dipping below normal.
Avoid high-impact racket games like tennis, risky sports like horse riding or skiing, and scuba diving. Stay off contact sports like judo, exercises in a supine position which obstruct the blood flow, forward bends and overhead lifting that can hurt your back, and hot yoga and Pilates that result in overheating your body. Eat well to make up for lost calories and stay hydrated. Consult a doc if you get pelvic or chest pain or vaginal bleeding.
An injury to the spinal cord can be crippling and paralyzing. Any fracture to the bones caused by a fall or osteoporosis can be painful and restrict your activities. Both spondylolisthesis, where a bone slides off its place, or herniated discs can pinch nerve roots and cause radiating pain. Strain, or muscle tear, and sprain, or ligament tear, are painful but easily treatable. Strengthen your back with exercise and yoga.
There is evidence to suggest that running may have been instrumental in making us quintessentially human. It is not surprising therefore, that as the ill-effects of our modern sedentary lifestyle add up, we turn to that most natural of human activities - running. Running is cost-effective, and can be done solo, anywhere. It burns calories, tones muscles, reduces stress, improves sleep and heals the body.
Knees making popping noises when you squat down or go through the full arc of motion, unless causing pain or swelling, is harmless. If you experience pain then get this treated. It could be Meniscus tears- caused by sudden, acute trauma, such as twisting while playing sports or Cartilage injury/wear or Knee crepitus, underlying symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA).
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