6 easy tricks to exercise daily: Given our fast-paced lives, we totally understand that people don't have time to exercise. But exercise and fitness are a lot about attitude. You can include a little bit of action in your daily routine without allotting too much time to it. Here are a few tricks that can help you sneak into your busy schedule:
1. Move More - Whatever your daily routine may be, make sure you move around. Even if it's not continuous movement, your body will stay active and so will your metabolism. Avoid lifts and take stairs.
2. Walk - Park away from the place you have to visit, so that you have a good stroll.
3. Jog in place: Trick yourself into by jogging in place. You can do it at anywhere, at home or in office while you are busy with another task.
4. Lift weights: You don't have to lift heavy dumbbells in the gym. Lift weights while you are watching TV or talking on the phone. You can help at home by carrying heavy grocery bags.
5. Indulge in Outdoor Activities: Outdoor chores a`re the easiest way to stay fit. You can go to a park for a walk or play with your or your neighbor's kids or simply walk up store.
6. Join a Group: Join an activity class like Zomba or practice 'Tai Chi . Here you can meet like minded people, who Tai Chi is a form of Ancient Chinese martial art - a low impact exercise which puts minimal stress on muscles and joints. This makes it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. You may also find it appealing because it's inexpensive and requires no special equipment. You can do it anywhere, including indo
Note: Meditation beats stress better than Yoga. Tai Chi is characterized by slow, rhythmic and meditative movements, which enables the performer to find peace and calm within the mind and heart. It might be good option because you can start very slowly and simply and, as the confidence increases, the pace and movements can be modified to increase intensity. The emphasis on breathing and relaxation can also help with stress reduction and psychological distress. Self-Treat with Natural Techniques.
My Personal Experience of how to Self-Treat with Natural Techniques. I was also one of those who were afraid to venture in Yoga exercise, because whenever I read or heard about physical exercise or yoga asana the hints were always there to be cautious about starting them without the guidance of an expert or with the consent of your medical doctor. At that if you do it on your own you may hurt yourself or the exercise instead of being beneficial may have ill effect on your health. But, on my visit to India in January,2005 I followed and tried to learn the Pranayama and yoga exercises, by viewing the life relay on T.V. which Baba Ram Dev taught daily at 5 am. Encouraged by how easily I could do most of the stretching, strengthening exercises, different asanas, and Pranayama I made it a daily routine. Since then I tried to improve them and luckily been successful in achieving my goal. I tried with 15 minutes daily but gradually increased to 1 hour. That’s when I had the accident.
Amazing Car Accident & Treatment with Natural Alternative therapies: My car accident gave me the opportunity to successfully follow and benefit fully from the alternative and comparative therapies. The accident that took place on 2nd of July 2005, was amazing. We were five passengers in the car at the time of accident. The car’s speed was only 20 miles /hour when it banged in the standing car in front. All the passengers in the car escaped, including the driver. This could have happened to anybody without any serious consequences. But, all of a sudden drops of blood started coming out from my forehead without any pain. This ended up with a non-stop flow of blood. I tried to stop the blood by a clean hand towel, but it was all soaked till the ambulance arrived, which took only 15 minutes. A clean, thick surgical pad was put on the wound, but it had the same fate as the towel. In the emergency ward I was told that I had 3” long cut which was quite deep. Luckily my skull was intact with no bone cracks. The astonishing part of the accident was that there was no sharp article in the car, which could make such a deep and sharp wound. Amazingly, my glasses that I was wearing were thrown on the car floor without even a scratch on them. It all seemed as if God ordain this on me so that I can experience the sufferings which one undergo in such situations. Also, she gave me courage, patience, will power and right instinct to take it in my hand to treat myself by natural therapies like Yoga- Therapies. Natural therapies and changed life style which include exercise, diet and weight control, also the aquatic exercise in the shower and in the bath- tub helped me in painless speedy recovery.
Comparative Remedies Folk & Home Remedies If you suffer from one of the common diseases you are probably desperately short of useful information. The information that can help you minimize unpleasant or painful symptoms and prevent things getting worse. In my book, an attempt has been made to explain how each disease is caused, Its symptoms and its development, and how to control them in simple, easy to understand language. Also, how to prevent cure and check the illness by food, active life and changing your lifestyle. (Please look at the Healthy Wayssection for additional tips for Good Health.)
Under Fresh Produce & Kitchen Spices as Medicine, attempt has been made to give common, inexpensive, popular and effective folk remedies for various ailments. These have been collected from various authorized sources and others have been successfully used personally for common ailments.
Eight Herbs to treat the following conditions: Black Cohosh- lower back pain, muscle aches, rheumatoid arthritis, menopause symptoms Saw Palmetto- hair loss, polycystic ovary disease, ache, asthma Kava-Kava- urinary disorders, headache, indigestion, anxiety Ginger-cholesterol, cancer, arthritis, cholesterol, nausea St. John’s worth – back pain, burns, menopause symptoms, depression Ginseng – low libido, yeast infections, heart disease, low energy Garlic- ulcers, diabetes, cataracts, low libido, high blood pressure Ginkgo- wounds, eczema, poor vision, poor memory
Winter Allergies Cold & Flu Fight back cold and flu by boosting your immunity with everything from garlic to greens. By creating new diet habits you can keep the cold and flu viruses at bay and help your immunity to operate at its peak. Your immune system works as the police department, constantly sending cells, peptides, and immunoglobulin proteins. They try to fight back the invading bacteria, viruses, and other microbes. But constant respiratory infections keep mutating, making difficult for our bodies’ defense system to target and destroy them. To overpower the infections, follow some of the preventive methods to boost your immune system. A little stress can help your immunity cops to root out the infection and fend off illness. Passive (bad) stress lowers your body’s production of immunity proteins, and leads to depression. While active stress (good stress), can actually increase your disease fighting immunoglobulin. Good stress can be obtained by setting goals for hobbies, work or anything which makes you feel happy. Stress & Diet: For healthy habits you can escape the stress of following a rigid diet. What we show instead is trim our diet, one little step up hoarding unwanted calories in our body. *Change one meal at a time. Start with your dinner – make it lighter. *Drink a lot of water. Fill 3-one liter bottles of water, label 1-2-3, and make sure you’ve finished all 3 bottles by the end of the day. *Have a party or wedding to attend? Eat a bowl of salad before stepping out of the house, so that you don’t feel hungry and end up gorging on unhealthy snacks at the party. *Talking of salad, refrain from mayonnaise dressing or ranch dressings. Go for a drizzle of lemon juice or a splash of hung curd instead. You can add some oregano and black pepper to healthy dressing for favor. *Cut down on sugar. Use natural sweet like honey. Better add cinnamon powder or elachi or Jaipal to milk or tea for a natural sweet taste and great aroma. *Live alone and end up ordering in or eating out a lot? You go for a dry vegetable dish instead od gravies, which are more often than not laced with corn flour, cream and butter to make them thicker. Memorize this golden rule, baked and streamed instead of deep fried food. Jacket potatoes over French fries; steamed momos over fried ones; *While making those endless trips to the office dispenser, pick up a cup of hot water instead of coffee or tea, add a bag of herbal tea and sip that. *If you a night owl, here’s what you can do for those mid-night hunger pangs. Add unsweetened coco powder to a glass of milk for chocolate cravings or have some dates and figs for sugar cravings. Another quick easy thing to make is a whole wheat vegetable sandwich with hung curd as a spread. This is so delicious, healthy alternative that is so versatile that it can be used as a dip, a sandwich spread or a pizza sauce. Laughter raises levels of immunoglobulin and natural killer cells. Hasansana (laughing) in Pranayama (breathing exercises) is recommended for increasing the chemical manufactured in the brain (endorphin), which prevents, treat and may cure many diseases including cancer, aids, without side effects it eliminates all the pain. Also by laughing, abdominal exercise is also accomplished. Diet: Right antioxidants from colorful fruits and vegetables boost the immune system. The green in spinach, orange in carrots and the blue in blueberries are all full of antioxidant rich chemicals that keep the cells healthy. Natural health Boosters: Taking Health supplements without a doctor’s prescription can be bad news for your health. A busy life-style and in consistent eating habits often leave the body devoid of essential nutrients. Many people today start depending upon health supplements to fulfill the body’s nutritional requirements. Experts warn that indiscriminate use of health Supplements can cause complications. Most of the health supplements can cause complications as most of these health supplements are readily available on the counter, have preservatives in them, which kill the purity of the product. Taking these would not be as productive as taking fruits such as oranges. In the long run, these unnatural supplements can cause certain side effects. Eating foods like Aloe- Vera, Neem, Amla (gooseberry), Flaxseed and Methi- dana in their natural form is the best way to take in nutrients, even these must be taken in moderation. These too must be consumes like medicine, as excess of everything can be bad. It’s only those people with deficiencies who need supplements.
Natural Health Boosters are: *Aloe Vera: Strengthens the immune system, gives healthy skin, regulates digestion, good for the gums and is an anti-inflammatory. *Milk: Good for bone health, aids immune system, prevents hypertension, dental decay, and Obesity. *Flax Seed: It has potential cancer fighting properties, lowers blood cholesterol levels and increase energy. *Melons: Are good for heart diseases, they have one of the highest contents of fiber and of 'pre-vitamin A' - Beta-carotene, than any known food. Beta-carotene in Melon give them distinctive colors; red, orange, bright green etc. Beta-carotene is taken by the body and is converted directly into Vitamin A. Beta-carotene is good for Cancer prevention. Melons are good for your blood pressure as they are rich in potassium. Spinach Punch: It's not any juice, but it is full of health benefits, which spinach has to offer. In fact, all of us can get rid of many health troubles by merely making it a must have in our everyday diet. *Mix 100ml spinach juice with equal quantity of water. take this concoction twice daily to get rid of constipation.
Water a simple Natural Care for Ailments: Everyone should know- 1. How much water is needed by our body to keep it healthy? 2. When to take it. 3. The consequences of its deficiency. Water is a simple natural care for many common ailments, yet people in ignorance avoid water and depend upon drugs for cure. Two third of the quantity needed by our body is provided by diet we take, the rest one third is balanced by taking 8- 0 glasses of water every day. For every ailment and for healthy body this amount of water is recommended by experts.
Adverse effects: Water taken with food can have adverse effect on the chewing of food. It washes away some of the nutritious food and dilutes the digestive excretions in the stomach, which help in digesting the food. So, drink water 1 or 1 ½ hours before food and approximately 3 hours after meals i.e. on empty stomach. Extreme hot or cold water or any drink should be avoided. It have been found by researchers that highly concentrated urine, like that found in the bladder after a long night’s sleep, helps slow bacterial growth.
Symptoms of Mild Dehydration: it causes weariness, loss of appetite, flushed skin, heat intolerance, impatience, indistinct speech, stumbling and dizziness. More Serve Dehydration Symptoms are muscle spasm, delirium, shriveled skin, inability to swallow, sunken eyes, slim vision, painful urination, deafness and numb skin. Severe dehydration causes seizures, coma and health. Dehydration is very serious deficiency, which leads to a number of deficiencies in the blood, complicating the mechanism and ending with death, i.e. the initial decrease in blood volume. The ratio of blood cells and plasma decreases, the heart must pump more vigorously, and we end up with circulatory insufficiently. Our cooling system will be overheated. Eventually as the body continue to draw water out of the cells in an effect to restore blood volumn and cool itself, we could literally dry up and die. Hangover is due to dehydration, so to cure it take 2-3 large glasses of plain water before going to sleep. Water taken in required quantity can relieve constipation. Hot water when slipped slowly, cleanses the stomach, relieves heartburn, acute indigestion, vomiting and cramps in the abdomen. Note: Hot water not recommended for those who suffer from ulcers in the abdomen. Lots of water should be taken by people with kidney stones. Experts advise 4 Quarts of fluid intake will markedly reduce the formation of most kinds of kidney stones. Water dilutes the concentration of minerals that can crystallize in the kidney, forming stones.