Diabetes prevention is more important now than ever before. Diabetes is an ugly condition but fortunately, people who have prediabetes can delay or prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. This involves changing your diet along with your activity level. We live in a society where sugar and refined carbs are literally rammed down our throats. A lifetime of sugar consumption can catch up with you and diabetes, just in the United States, affects some 100 million people. The good news is we can now
Don't let these simple and relaxing exercises fool you. Tai Chi Moves have more benefits than you may think. This article explains the philosophy of Tai Chi and tells you why the Chinese have been practicing Tai Chi moves for centuries. It also shares a few exercises that you can do to maintain your focus. Tai Chi Moves: Origins and Philosophy Practitioners of Tai Chi assert that its principles apply to a student's lifestyle. Tai Chi, when translated, means 'boundless fist.' However, it has a
Stabbing backaches that hit you while you're at work spoil your day. You need lower back pain relief. We explain why you suffer from lower back pain and reveal how you can tell if the aches in your back stem from its upper or lower regions. This article also has suggestions for lower back pain relief. The Difference Between Lower and Upper Back Pain Upper back pain happens because of a traumatic incident or injury. It may also occur because of poor posture that comes
Do you feel throbbing in your legs? Are they heavy? If the answers to these questions are yes, you'll need to know what causes varicose veins and, most importantly, how to prevent them from worsening. This condition is uncomfortable and can be debilitating. We discuss the causes and symptoms of varicose veins. This article also has suggestions for preventing them. What are varicose veins? Varicose veins refer to swollen, enlarged veins on the hands and feet. They are either blue or purple and look twisted.
Leg stretches are very important for all types of exercise and carry many benefits. Are you recovering from a leg muscle injury? Are you a runner? An MMA fighter? A Gymnast? Or are you just looking to improve your leg dexterity for general comfort and mobility? In any case, you can benefit greatly from leg stretches. Take a look at the following benefits of leg stretches: Increased flexibility (source); Increased range of motion (source); Improved posture (source); Improved physical performance (source); Increased blood flow (source);
If you have set the goal of healthy weight loss, there are some things you should do daily to make sure you achieve good results and stay healthy too. The problem with many of the popular diets out there today is that they don’t focus on healthy weight loss and are not sustainable for long periods of time. People who follow these diets often end up breaking and gaining all of the weight back that they initially lost. If you’re one of the millions of
The feet ache after a long day of walking around the office or on the streets. Foot exercises not only improve foot health but also lower the risk of injury. Flexibility and resistance exercises keep your feet healthy. We introduce a few foot exercises that will improve overall foot health. Why do foot problems occur? Standing over the years impacts the feet. It wears down the cushion and padding under the heel. The ankles become less flexible, and the joints on the feet lengthen. Medical
If you have circulation problems, you may want to know the ways to increase blood flow in your body. Before we talk about the ways to increase blood flow, let’s take a brief look at how the cardiovascular system works. Blood is circulated in the body via a channel of blood vessels (veins, capillaries, and arteries). If these blood vessels are ever laid on the ground, they would cover around 60,000 miles of distance. The blood flows through this vast network of vessels and carries