It has often been said that laughter is the best medicine with more and more research into the health benefits of laughter showing that it is indeed good for you! Many doctors are now prescribing laughter therapy to their patients who are overburdened with stress and need a quick pick-me-up.
Shin splints are a painful overuse injury that are common to runners, or other athletes who may be doing a lot of running as part of a conditioning program for another sport. Sharp pain on the outside edge of the shin is the most common symptom.
Anti bacterial products manufacturers are rolling in the big bucks. Each year millions of folks, rush out to buy their products as a way to thwart any bacteria from breaching their defenses and making them sick. There are hand sanitizers, antibacterial soap, lotions, lip balms and sprays all designed with the intent of getting rid of bacteria.
We have all heard someone say at one point or another that they have pulled a muscle, but do any of us really understand what a pulled muscle is?
If you ever feel lethargic and unmotivated or maybe the opposite of being perpetually anxious, stressed and on the go, researchers of acupuncture and Chinese medicine would simply shake their heads and offer you a spot in an acupuncture clinic. This is where the practice of using needles to stimulate certain acupuncture points is used to provide relief for all sorts of ailments from headaches to alcoholism. For years, psychologists have scratched their heads about mind over matter, but the proof is in the pudding and for numerous folks around the world, acupuncture works full stop!
One of the most difficult things for athletes to do, especially in extreme weather conditions, is to control their core body temperature. On a hot day the body generates heat during exercise at faster rate than the atmosphere will allow it to dissipate. In extreme circumstances, even the atmosphere can make the body temperature rise, let alone allow it to dissipate heat itself.
“The Princess and the Pea” is a well-known fairy tale about how a princess could feel that pea under a mattress that hindered her sleep. Do you have any ideas what is it about your mattress that might be keeping you up at night?
If you are looking for a more natural way to relieve your stress or lower your blood pressure, you may want to think about undergoing a biofeedback session in order to learn more about your body’s processes and functions. This will give you the information you need to become more aware of your body’s reactions to certain foods or conditions, and you will learn which items may increase your body temperature or heighten your stress level without you even noticing.