Healing

How to Soothe Sore Muscles


Girl seems to be in back pain
Girl seems to be in back pain

Sore muscles are something that most exercise enthusiasts will experience, whether it’s from starting a new style of exercise or simply pushing yourself really hard, muscle soreness is often the by-product of stressing your muscle fibres to initiate growth and development. I’ve always found that there is something slightly satisfying about having a little DOM’s (delayed onset muscle soreness) after a particularly gruelling training session. It lets you know that you have challenged yourself and that your muscles are working to adjust and adapt, becoming stronger and more resilient than before.

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How to curb those darn Sugar Cravings


Girl eating a donut to satisfy her sugar craving
Girl eating a donut to satisfy her sugar craving

It is true that sugar can get you addicted! It produces the same effects on the brain such as drugs like cocaine or heroin. Scary, right? White sugar is chemically formulated to make us love the taste and then keep us coming back for more. This is why we do not think twice about saying no to a birthday party or stopping by that bakery on the way to work that smells oh so good!

Think about it. When you taste the cake, donuts, ice cream, whatever sweets you may choose- it sends these signals to your brain that makes you feel so happy and energetic inside (endorphins)! Let’s say you drink one soda. After an hour or so, you tend to feel worse than you did before drinking the soda. So, what do you do? You reach for another soda for that energy and happiness again. Crash. Repeat.

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Apply 8 Fabulous Ways to Strengthen Weak Legs


Helping with aching leg pain
Helping with aching leg pain

WHAT ARE WEAK LEGS?

In normal terms, leg weakness is reduction of the strength of the legs. It can be considered as the first sign of paralysis which are the results of pressure of nerves in the lower back area. Leg weakness can come with fierce pain and sometimes loss of touch as well. Those symptoms should be checked carefully since poor lower back condition can be the good environment for leg weakness to develop.

However, leg weakness can be easily mistaken with tiredness and exhaustion after a long hard – working day. In fact, leg weakness occurs when your legs are not able to perform ordinary movements whereas tiredness and exhaustion will fade away once you get enough rest. Besides, it is easy to mistake leg weakness with arthritis or muscles cramps as those latter will prevent your legs from ordinary movements as well because of pain. Weak legs will significantly influence the walking ability thus, it is recommended to take a look at several home remedies below.

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