From an early age, we all learned that we breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. This was the introduction to the biology of human life and is for many people a fundamental lesson we have never forgotten. While the biological aspects of human life are complicated and cannot be summarized in a single statement, the oxygen influence can never be under looked. This is because humans, similar to all other mammals, along with most other animal species, require oxygen to survive. As such,
Many of us are guilty of eating fast so that we can get on with our busy lives. While eating like Speedy Gonzales does move us to the next activity quickly, it does our bodies more harm than good. So why not practice eating slowly? Slow eating has a slew of benefits, although it may require time and self-discipline. We share the reasons why you should slow down when eating your meal and the correct way to go about doing it. What are the benefits
We've become quite aware of the environmental damage that comes from air pollution, but what impact is it having on your health? The concern over climate change issues and the environment need to be at the forefront of our discussions, but the health effects of air pollution impact us on a personal level. The damage being done by air pollution is having a double-pronged effect now. Learning about the mental and physical effects of air pollution will help us gain a greater understanding of how
We often think the words vegan and bodybuilding diet do not go together, but they actually work quite well. With more and more people switching to plant-based diets, many are finding fitness results with a vegan bodybuilding diet. But you may wonder how this is possible without meat and animal products. For strength trainers and bodybuilders, nutrition makes up a large majority of the success. If you are to adopt a vegan lifestyle but are still into bodybuilding, what do you need to know to get
The body is an incredible thing, one amazing feature is the built-in pain management system you have in yourself. Many ailments can be dealt with just through certain areas in the body we call acupressure points. Think of your body as a house. There is a full electrical system wired throughout it and there are various points around the body that are like electrical outlets. They have the ability to tap into other areas helping to relieve pain and provide relief. The whole body is
Medical practitioners from all cultures teach us that we must treat ourselves as well to stay healthy. Those who use ancient or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) believe this. As its name suggests, ancient Chinese medicine has timeless traditions. People practice it in various ways, and we can learn much from it. The history and philosophy of TCM Traditional Chinese medicine is a set of medical practices that its practitioners developed over 2500 years. They include acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage (tui na), and exercise (qigong). Used
Stabbing backaches that hit you while you're at work spoil your day. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to find relief for your lower back pain. 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.
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.