Monthly Archives: July 2015

Breathing Techniques to Keep Calm and Carry On…

properXbreathing“Don’t forget to breath,” …how often have you heard that…especially when stressed or under pressure? “Take a deep breath” is one of the first things people say to calm others down and there is a very good reason for that.

Truth is, proper breathing is a valuable tool to keep our minds balanced and peaceful.

Efficient breathing is crucial for the delivery of oxygen required by the body to function properly and when you are anxious, you limit your breaths. Continue reading

Ginger is a Giant in the Health World

Ginger-2The medicinal properties of ginger continue to amaze even though there are virtually no side effects.

Next to turmeric, ginger, a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine has proven to be one of the world’s greatest defenses against disease. It has been used for centuries by some cultures to cure a variety of ailments including the common cold and cough but has now proven itself superior against cancer  and inflammation and even motion sickness.

This popular spice used in ginger ale is a remedy for upset stomachs and nausea. Chewing ginger or enjoying it in a ginger tea is also a common home remedy for nausea and used by many cancer patients. Continue reading

Don’t Use Disease as an Excuse…

balanceDo you view disease as an obstacle to your physical activity? Is it your handy “way-out” when you need an excuse not to exercise?

The last thing you think about doing when sick or not feeling well is starting a workout routine and yet this is the one thing that stands to have a hugely positive impact on not only your physical well-being, but on your mental and emotional well-being as well.

If you are presently hampered with health issues and you’re not including regular strength training exercises in your weekly routines, you are missing out on some serious assistance to getting your health back on track both long-term and short-term. Continue reading

Control Your Blood Sugar Levels With Healthy, Strong Muscles

fitXasXaXfiddleMost people have no idea how important it is to maintain stable blood sugar levels and yet they are the foundation of good health.

Blood sugar levels used to be equated with diabetics only but even those not diagnosed as diabetic yet but are borderline diabetic can experience its devastating effects on health.

When there is too much sugar in the bloodstream and the body is not able to utilize it, it produces excess insulin to help move the sugar into the muscle cells where it can be used for energy. Continue reading