Saturday, September 15, 2012

4 Ways to Relieve Constipation

1. Take Magnesium at Bedtime
The mineral magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant and helps with nerve function. By taking 300 mg of magnesium before you go to bed, it encourages your intestines to move food along while you are asleep. This makes it easier to go to the bathroom when you get up in the morning, thus reducing the chances for constipation. Read more...

6 Easy Ways to Prevent Arthritis

1. Lose Some Weight
The extra weight from excess pounds puts added stress on your joints, which overtime can cause degeneration. By simply losing a few pounds a year you can greatly reduce your risk for arthritis. Less weight means less wear and tear on your joints. Just another reason to lose weight.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Stay Hydrated With These Foods

Water is an important nutrient that you need to replenish on a daily basis. We lose water through perspiration, aspiration and respiration. Every cell in the body needs water to properly function. Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches, dizziness, and sluggishness. Therefore it’s important to properly hydrate throughout the day. But if you forget to bring a water bottle to sip on, munch on some hydrating foods. They contribute to your water intake and fill you up keeping you feeling satiated so you don’t snack on extra calories. Foods with high water content provide the body with the added of fiber, electrolytes and vitamins. Fruit and vegetables are loaded with water so keep so me of these close at hand to snack on to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Read more...

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