Be it a gym injury, an awkward sleeping position, less or sudden movement of a joint or muscle, a major fall or a chronic muscle/joint condition – all these can cause soreness, stiffness and injuries, leading to mild to severe pain. Recovery in such cases might need a little more help than just pills, creams and rest. Today let’s explore the ‘temperature treatment’ method to combat such pains and injuries safely.
They say that when you work out, you don’t perspire; YOU GLOW! But let’s face it – nobody likes to sweat or see others sweat. But again, there’s no escaping it. Everyone sweats while working out – just the intensity varies. And sweat becomes even more repulsive because of the odor it carries. There’s no denying that body odor (B.O) is a big turn off! Since you are in a social setting, whether in a common gym, group class or with your personal trainer, there is a certain social protocol that you need to follow so as to not cause inconvenience to others. You wouldn’t want someone smelly working out next to you now, would you?
But should we resent sweating altogether because of B.O? Or is there a way to tackle it? Today, let’s sweat it out to understand this whole concept of Perspiration better and how not to spread the wings of B.O everywhere.
There’s one mantra that everyone swears by – STAY HYDRATED. With 60% (approx.) of our body being water, humans are walking, talking, breathing water bodies. And this itself underscores the importance of water intake. Majority of our daily functioning of organs and joints is based on water. It is when you’re dehydrated that you start feeling sick / down. One activity when your body is prone to excessive dehydration is Workout. And hence, I cannot emphasize enough about the need to hydrate when you exercise.
Today, let’s explore this fact in detail to understand it better.
Take a look around and you will find all the spas and almost all gyms these days offering steam bath / sauna option. Even in movies we have often seen people taking steams or relaxing in a nice sauna. And in your life too, you’ve always wanted a hot water bath to help you relax and destress you. A hot bath before bed time helps wash away all of the day’s tensions and sleep better. Ever wondered why is that?
It is because heat, in regulated amount, does wonders for the mind, body and skin! And how can you reap the heat benefits often? Simple.
Today, let’s debunk this HEATED UP topic and understand all that there is to know about STEAM BATHS AND SAUNAS.
We all know how bad stress is for us. While I have enlisted to symptoms to identify it in my blog, “Stress: Identifying the Demon”, let’s look at the ways to deal and cope with stress and take complete charge of our health.
A painful word, and even more painful to be under- STRESS.
Why do I call it a Demon? Because it wrecks a havoc on our body, without us even realizing. It doesn’t come as a surprise just how common stress has become these days. Our lifestyle is changing; hectic work, financial troubles, health issues, home, relationships, social media, almost everything around us. The whole environment that we live in, is full of stressors.
And stress only paves way for more stress. Once it gets triggered, our mind overthinks and pushes us to take more stress, without us realizing.
This little “tension” not only gives us a headache but does a lot more harm than we even realize. Today, let’s look at the effect stress has on our mind and body to understand why it is crucial to identify this threat to our health.
Have you invested in branded, colorful shoes that look good? That’s great! But do you know how important it is for you to have the RIGHT SHOES for your workouts? Yes, your shoes are just as important as the exercise and the right form itself. How? Today, let’s understand the role our feet play while working out and how shoes become a crucial aspect.
With 1 in every 10 women being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), this term has become even more common off late and people are more open to discuss this disorder. Better treatments and more awareness are helping women deal with this syndrome and the other health related complications that arise from it. Today, let’s discuss PCOS in detail to understand it better and tackle it better.
Milk – It is the most abundantly available and a thoroughly enjoyed food, consumed worldwide. We’ve all grown up hearing this age old adage of milk being the “complete food”. Many a times, whenever we were hungry as kids, our parents made us a mug of hot chocolate or Bournvita with milk to satisfy our hunger pangs. Even today, as adults, our world revolves around milk – coffee, tea, cereal, milkshakes, yogurt, curd, cheese, etc.
But have you ever stopped and wondered if, what is so widely accepted, is right too? Tickles your brain, isn’t it? Today, let’s explore this “White World” and understand the health benefits and disadvantages of milk better.