In less than a week from now so many Muslims all over the world will be observing fasts for a whole month. But are they aware of the benefits and would they like to know how they can maximise the health benefits throughout the month of Ramadan. Now this post is not only directed towards those who are fasting in Ramadan, so please do read on because you can always start a one month intermittent fasting regime to see what benefits it can bring to your health. Fasting has many health benefits and recently intermittent fasting has become a lifestyle adjustment for a lot of health enthusiasts out there. Intermittent fasting is where you skip breakfast and have lunch as your first meal. This means keeping roughly a 15 hour fast each day. Benefits of this lifestyle are from weight loss to disease reversal. Continue reading “The Ramadan Health Challenge” »
This post is a continuation of Depression and Anxiety Part 1. In this post we will explore alternative ways to control and overcome these feelings of hopelessness and sadness. Below are a few therapies that can help. So let’s get started. Continue reading “Depression and Anxiety – what you can do (part 2)” »
Squats, an exercise I’m sure a lot of people are familiar with. In this post I will go through the correct way of doing squats. Doing squats incorrectly like any other exercise can be dangerous. One of the main body parts affected by incorrect squatting is the knees. Squat properly and you reduce the pressure on your knees. Continue reading “Squats – How To Do A Squat Properly” »
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Ok, so we know how to improve our posture and we know of exercises to help strengthen the muscles to hold everything in place but we are missing something. Something equally as important as the above two points and that is stretching. We should be regularly stretching our muscles. Over time certain muscles will become tight (due to bad posture or over working of certain muscles) and others will loosen up which creates an imbalance. For example most of us work 8 hours at a desk rounding our shoulders forward as we are typing etc. This causes an imbalance in the muscles as certain muscles will have to work harder. Over time these muscles will become extremely tight. This tightness of the muscles will have a huge effect on our posture. So by stretching the muscles we are loosening the tight muscles, bringing all the muscles in balance to have them working in harmony. I do want to stress that stretching is something that should be a regular part of your fitness program. Ok so below I have a list of some very effective stretches. Continue reading “Improve Your Posture In 1 2 3 (Part 2)” »
Freeze; now take a look at yourself. Are you slouching in your chair, shoulders rolled forward, head sticking forward? Yes! Then this post is definitely for you. If not, there’s no harm in reading on. Today’s topic is posture. The modern lifestyle is destroying our physique. Mobile phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, sofas the list is endless. Although they all have a great purpose in our lives they can be the cause of so many aches and pains. We as individuals need to take precautions, so that we do not put untoward pressure on our bodies.
Okay, so if you have back pains there are many preventative measures that you can adopt that can make a big difference. It won’t be easy but it’s definitely worth it. So first we need to know what correct posture is and how we can achieve and maintain correct posture at all times. I will break this down into two sections, standing posture and sitting posture.
The immune system is responsible for protecting the body from infections and illnesses. 80% of the immune system is in the gut. The gut (also known as the gastrointestinal tract) is the long tube that starts from the mouth and ends at the anus. The gut contains a whole host of bacteria which are very important in keeping the body protected. The gut contains of three types of bacteria (also known as Flora): Continue reading “Boosting Your Immune System!!!” »
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Drinking water is important for a healthy life. It helps to keep your kidneys healthy and hydrated and it helps to eliminate toxins. It keeps the body functioning properly, the blood thin and suppresses the appetite naturally. In addition, it helps the body metabolize fats (helps with weight loss). Continue reading “Improving The Quality Of Water You Drink pt2/2” »
When it comes to water, there is more than meets the eye. Water is essential for every living organism on this planet. Without it we would all cease to exist. Our body is 60% water and keeping your body topped up to the right level will help the body function better. Continue reading “Improving The Quality Of Water You Drink pt1/2” »
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My first actual post will be about water and the significance of drinking the right type of water. Water is so essential to life and it should be our foundation when it comes to health. So watch out for that.