Back Pain Acupressure – There are special acupressure points just below the waist and above your hips. Gentle massage of those pressure points would give you a temporary relief of pain. Alcohol Massage – You can ask someone to massage your back with alcohol. Don’t use too much alcohol… Oil Massage – To relax your
Bad Room Temperature We like to feel warm, but nobody wants to boil. When you are trying to sleep during those hot summer nights, you constantly sweat and you just can’t sleep. Adjust the room temperature to somewhere between 15C and 23C.
Choosing Sugary Drinks What can be worse than eating lots of calories? Well, drinking them – at least that’s what Harvard researchers found. The main point is that sweet drinks such as soda or sweet tea are basically made of sugar, which means they have no nutritional value whatsoever. However, they do offer plenty of
Eating ‘Healthy’ Foods A study from Yale University concluded that if you think of your diet meals as light choices, your brain will create more ghrelin. This is a hormone that makes you feel full and makes your metabolism slow down. In order to maintain your diet balanced, focus more on the nuts or cheese
EAT WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS We’re all guilty of scarfing down our salad in front of the computer, but mindlessly munching not only encourages us to consume more, it also takes the pleasure out of one of our favorite activities: eating (duh). So set the table, use utensils and pay attention as you mindfully eat your next
“It’s crucial to get protein directly after a workout. Vegetable green juice can certainly have a place in your diet, just not surrounding your exercise. So many of these juices, just like smoothies, have tons of sugar. Don’t be fooled, check the label,” explains Alex Blodgett, co-founder and CMO of just-launched nutrition company Revere.
Drink Tequila Research from the American Chemical Society has shown that drinking tequila can help you lose weight. Wait, what? The short version is that the agave plant, the thing tequila is made from, contains natural sugars called agavins. Agavins are non-digestible and act as a dietary fiber, meaning they won’t raise blood glucose levels.
What Drinking Water On An Empty Stomach Does To You As you probably already know, Japan is in the top countries when it comes to life expectancy. But how do these people manage to stay young, healthy and fit for so long? Well, one of the (unexpected) answers is that they drink 4 glasses of
Paxil (paroxetine) Most antidepressants make you feel rather full than hungry – but this one is an exception. Paxil is one of the best anxiety treatments, but if you gain weight while using it you could talk with a doctor about switching to a more weight-neutral SSRI such as Prozac or Zoloft, says Louis Aronne,
Swimming After Eating You probably know that you have to wait 30 minutes after eating to swim again… well, that’s not true. The origin of this myth comes from the idea that our stomach uses plenty of blood from our limbs to digest food so we wouldn’t be able to swim. The truth is that