Here are 7 lifestyle choices that help reduce or prevent hot flushes that women experience during menopause: Dressing matters Dress in layers, so that you can remove clothes as needed. Wear natural fabrics such as cotton. Lesser stress helps Reduce stress with the help of relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises and yoga. Keep ice water or cold beverage handy. Nice shower helps Take a nice shower before going to bed. Bed sheets matter Make sure that you use cotton bed sheets or blankets. Cool your body temperature When hot flushes appear, try to cool the body temperature with sprays or moist wipes. Stay away from hot flush triggers Avoiding hot flush triggers such as spicy food, alcohol, hot weather, sauna, stress, anger, and cigarettes helps you a great deal in managing hot flushes. Ayurveda is helpful Ayurvedic herbs such as Brahmi, Ashoka, Shatavari, and supplements of isoflavones are highly effective in reducing hot flushes. Most women would benefit a great deal from the remedies mentioned above. However, if your hot flushes are severe and you do not get the relief that you are looking for, your doctor may suggest a limited course of hormone replacement therapy to make your … Continue reading 7 lifestyle choices to reduce hot flushes during menopause →
While some people may require medication to keep their blood pressure under control most of them can control it with proper diet intake, weight loss, vitamin supplements, and stress management. Eating your way out of high blood pressure should be your number one choice for managing it. To keep heart attacks and strokes at bay, your blood pressure should be maintained at 120/80 and not be in excess of 140/90. Are you stress sensitive? If a stress sensitive person is exposed to stressful conditions over a prolonged period of time, their blood vessels get constricted as a response to stress. This constriction causes the blood pressure to rise. Here are two ways to combat stress: Chilling out matters One of the easiest ways to combat mental stress is to meditate, go on a vacation, take some time out for yoga or meditation or simply relax. Pranayama helps Pranayama or simple breathing exercises can also help you lower your blood pressure, calm a racing heart and also improve digestion. Breathing has a direct connection to emotional states and moods. If you voluntarily breathe slowly, deeply and regularly, you will prevent a rise in blood pressure. While practicing breathing, try not to … Continue reading Manage Stress To Control High Blood Pressure →
It may be difficult, but it is important to learn to accept weight gain during menopause as inevitable. During menopause, weight gain is regulated by your body, and helps prepare you against osteoporosis and other illnesses. Instead of hating your new body, try to be more accepting of yourself. Focus on being healthy and active, not trying to fit into your old clothes. Here are a few tips to help you out on the way: Get junk food out Begin by cutting out the junk. Yes, your body could handle a few bars of chocolates per week, or a meal in a restaurant, now it cannot! So cut out the excess for the few weeks and see if that works for you. Indulge in fruits and vegetables. Avoid crash diets Starvation will only cause your metabolism to slow down, causing you to gain more weight later on. Consult a nutritionist who can help you to rebalance your hormone with the help of food and nutrients. This would help you to shed off excess baggage. Don’t lose large amounts of weight Being very thin can lead to an increased chance of developing osteoporosis. Control caffeine intake Limit your intake of caffeine, … Continue reading 8 simple ways to manage menopause →
Take vitamin supplements One of the most important nutrients to build the immune system is vitamin A. Taking vitamin A in supplemental form as well as natural form (carrot juice) helps by building up immune function. Moreover, one can get rid of most of the warts effectively. Cooked turnip greens and mustard greens, spinach, fresh parsley, carrots, milk, eggs, liver, fortified cereals, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and fruits such as apricots, peaches, papayas, and mangos are all good sources of vitamin A. Consume fiber-rich foods Foods high in fiber such as fresh fruits and vegetables are known to promote a healthy immune system. Base your diet on whole grains and fresh produce and minimize your intake of sugary and refined foods. Many vital nutrients are necessary for the optimal maintenance and function of the immune system. This would help get rid of most of the warts effectively. Increase vitamin C intake A lack of Vitamin C and Zinc are often related to the increase in viral infections, which are the infections that bring on warts. Eat citrus fruits Rich in vitamin C, citrus fruits are excellent antioxidants and help the immune system by accelerating the production of antibodies. Citrus fruits are … Continue reading 6 ways to beat warts →
Belly fat refers to the accumulation of fat around your midsection. It is unappealing, undesirable and could also be a sign of obesity. However, adding the right foods to your diet might help. Here are 5 foods which help burn away belly fat. Ginger Ginger root can be an excellent weight loss aid and is in fact found in many weight loss supplements. Ginger root has appetite suppressing qualities, and it has been shown to rev up the metabolism. Fresh ginger, which is said to be the most effective form of ginger, is available all year round in the supermarkets. Oatmeal Regularly eating a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast is a great way to start a day off right. Research shows that oats are among the most filling foods, and eating them early in the day can reduce the number of calories consumed throughout the rest of the day. This is not surprising as oats are an excellent source of protein and fiber that are well known to enhance the feeling of satiety. In addition, oats are an excellent source of B vitamins and zinc. Apples An apple a day keeps the doctor away, goes the age-old saying. But did … Continue reading 5 foods that burn belly fat →
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