Month: November 2021

8 Ways to Eat Healthy without Compromising Taste

8 Ways to Eat Healthy without Compromising Taste

While you may be very interested in changing your diet so you can enjoy better health, you’re probably a bit concerned about having to eat food that tastes terrible. However, eating healthy doesn’t automatically mean eating without flavor! Thankfully, there are several ways you can 

Preventing and Treating Muscle Cramps

Preventing and Treating Muscle Cramps

Sometimes your muscles can spasm for no obvious reason. More often, you can avoid activities that are likely to cause cramps or make the symptoms worse. Try these solutions: Pace yourself Overexertion while working out is one of the most common situations where cramps occur. 

Natural Pain Relievers

Natural Pain Relievers

Experiencing pain? Medication doesn’t need to be the first and only thing you reach for. Let’s explore the options available to get your pain under control.

Stretching

RICE (Rest/Ice/Compression/Elevation)

Use RICE. The traditional formula is still the recommended first response for sprained ankles and other minor injuries. Try Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (RICE).

Heat

Apply heat. Heat packs soothe stiff necks and sore backs. Warmth relaxes muscle-> and reduces spasms.

Diet

Choose the right foods. Research suggests that certain foods promote healing. For example, ginger is known to fight inflammation. If your knee is bothering you, drink ginger tea. Cherries are another good choice because they contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins.

Physical Therapy

Work with a professional. Physical therapists treat pain and teach you how to correct the underlying habits. You may want to consider other services, such as massage therapy or sports injury centers.

Meditation

Meditate daily. Meditation develops skills that makes the pain easier to bear. Visit a meditation center or look for a self-help book at your library.

Meditate

Each option will have a different effect on everybody. The same intervention that cures your pain would potentially not work on your friend. Many of these are simply trial and error where you’ll have to safely figure out what works for you, and what doesn’t.

Should you cut back on caffeine?

Should you cut back on caffeine?

I get this question A LOT. Caffeine has been made into a villain, but it isn’t always a bad thing in moderation. First off – common sense. Too much caffeine (more than 200 mg per day) is not good for anyone. But there really is