Although some see food as an enemy, there are certain foods that are very powerful when it comes to your health. Some foods have been used for centuries in the wild to keep people from getting sick when there weren't doctors and hospitals around. These foods can still be used to your advantage to help keep your body healthy. Specifically, here are four foods that contain properties to aid in healthy digestion and stave off cancer.
Whether they are caused by genetics or obesity, varicose veins are not pleasant. They don't just make your skin look unattractive, they can also be quite painful. The good news is that it's possible to avoid these veins with some lifestyle changes. Here are five tips for preventing varicose veins:
One of the best ways to prevent varicose veins is to work out on a regular basis. Exercise strengthens the muscles in your legs and encourages adequate blood flow.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome, sometimes referred to as IT band or ITBS is an injury common among runners that affects the tendon by the knee. If you think you are suffering from iliotibial band syndrome, this article can help you form a plan of action to combat the pain and restriction that this syndrome can bring to your life.
What is ITBS?
The IT band runs from your hip, across your thigh, to the outside of your knee and connects to the top of your tibia.
Pilates is a series of low-impact stretches and movements to help strengthen your muscles. These movements may seem difficult at first, but after doing them for awhile, you will not only notice your muscles becoming stronger and longer, you will also have a leaner body. If you don't have access to a pilates studio, pilates can be done at home using your body's own resistance. See below for some beginner movements to work your abs.
For most people the idea of getting a colonoscopy is not particularly appealing. And while the procedure itself is performed with sedation and is relatively painless, the preparation still puts many people off. Drinking massive amounts of purgative medicine and then spending hours in the bathroom as the body completely cleans itself out is not most people's idea of a good time.
But you shouldn't let unpleasant prep prevent you from getting a colonoscopy.