Knee pain is something that is never welcomed with a smiling face. However, do we really take proper measures to avoid this pain? Here are some quick tips to help you stay away from the woes of knee pain. A warm bath On days when your legs feel too tired, just give yourself a warm bath. You could also try dipping your legs in a bucket of warm water that will soothe your nerves and ease the stiffness in your legs. Avoid standing for too long Standing for long hours can give you a terrible knee pain. If you get bored at your workplace, simply take a walk rather than standing for too long and stressing your nerves. Comfortable shoes Make sure to only buy shoes that give your proper arch support and have a soft or cushioned sole. Keep a check on your weight It all starts from here. The moment you gain weight, your knees start giving you a signal. Excess weight leads to a pressure on your knees which further aggravates your knee pain. Right food The best thing that you can do to avoid knee pain is to eat right. Your diet is the most … Continue reading 5 tips to avoid knee pain →
Here are 4 effective home remedies that can help prevent the effects of menopause symptoms: Soy for hot flashes & night sweats Soy has isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens (plant estrogens). Some studies have observed that soy may be effective in reducing menopausal symptoms. However, other studies have found no benefit. Only food forms of soy such as tofu and soy milk are recommended. Soy in tablet or powder form is not advised. Flaxseeds oil (or powder) for hot flashes Flaxseed has omega-3 fatty acids and lignans, which act as phytoestrogens. Results from studies have been mixed, but it may help symptoms in some women. It is also believed to help lower cholesterol. Mix one or two tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds in a glass of water. Drink it daily for a few months or until you are satisfied with the results. Avoid whole flaxseeds because it is difficult to digest. Yoga for mood swings & sleep disruption Exercise and meditation reduce irritability, even hot flashes in some women. Yoga combines both. Exercise also helps most people sleep better. Perform yoga at least 1-2 hours a day to treat these symptoms. Cold drinks for hot flashes & night sweats Cold drinks help … Continue reading 4 simple home remedies for menopause →
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Here are some effective ways in which you can manage gout and keep it at bay: The water therapy The first and the most primary advice comes from Hippocrates- ‘Drink more water’. Yes, water plays a significant role as it dilutes the urine, which helps in expelling the uric acid crystals and preventing their formation in the blood. Watch your waistline People who are overweight should go on a gradual weight-loss programme. Rapid weight loss is likely to precipitate gout attacks since it may increase the blood uric acid levels in the body. Alcohol, the forbidden drink Alcohol acts as a double-edged sword for gouty patients. Not only does it stimulate uric acid production, but it also reduces its excretion. Eliminating alcohol can help prevent the recurrence of attacks. Know what to avoid Avoid purine-containing foods like meat gravies, meat stocks, organ meats like liver and kidney, leafy vegetables, and mushrooms. During an acute gout attack, peas, dried beans, dals, spinach, fish, chicken, most smoked meats, sugar, white flour, and yeast products like bread, cakes, and pastries should be avoided. Researchers believe that the amount of uric acid in food is too little to cause gout. Nevertheless, it would be … Continue reading 5 ways to keep gout at bay →
You know you’re suffering from dry lips when your lips will be constantly chapped, sore, peeling, or crack easily. Contributing factors majorly include weather, dehydration and smoking. This can lead to a painful condition if left untreated. Here are 4 simple home remedies to best treat dry lips. Sugar + honey Sugar exfoliates dead skin cells and honey will make your lips soft and moist. Mix together 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of honey Mix to make a paste, then rub onto the lips Leave on or 20 minutes then wash off Green tea bag Green tea will help moisturize your lips and keep them hydrated. Soak a green tea bag in a cup of hot water for 1 minute Dab the tea bag onto your lips for 5-10 minutes Repeat daily for best results Coconut oil This oil is most effective in moisturizing lips, thus preventing them from cracking and drying. Massage a little coconut oil onto your lips Leave on, do not was off Repeat 2-3 times daily for best results Lime juice + cream Lime juice helps replenish skin while cream will make your lips smooth and pink. Mix together 1 teaspoon of cream and … Continue reading 4 great home remedies for dry lips →
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