Your Back, Your Life! Do It For Yourself!

Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it hard to move. It can start quickly if you fall or lift something too heavy, or it can get worse slowly.

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Who Gets Back Pain?

Anyone can have back pain, but some things that increase your risk are:

  • Getting older. Back pain is more common the older you get. You may first have back pain when you are 30 to 40 years old.
  • Poor physical fitness. Back pain is more common in people who are not fit.
  • Being overweight. A diet high in calories and fat can make you gain weight. Too much weight can stress the back and cause pain.
  • Some causes of back pain, such as ankylosing spondylitis, a form of arthritis that affects the spine, can have a genetic component.
  • Other diseases. Some types of arthritis and cancer can cause back pain.
  • Your job. If you have to lift, push, or pull while twisting your spine, you may get back pain. If you work at a desk all day and do not sit up straight, you may also get back pain.
  • Your body may not be able to get enough nutrients to the disks in your back if you smoke. Smoker’s cough may also cause back pain. People who smoke are slow to heal, so back pain may last longer.

cause for backpain

A series of exercise routines you can do to help reduce any back pain including tension, stiffness and soreness.

 

 


What A Pro Football Player Eats!

Maximise your potential on the pitch with football nutrition plan

 

Messi eater

The hours spent honing set pieces, stamina and skills on the training ground are rendered pointless if you turn up for kick-off lacking energy due to a poor dietary regime. “You should pay as much attention to your nutrition as you do to every other aspect of your game,” says sports nutritionist Gavin Allinson. “It’s no hardship to do what the elite athletes do.” You might not compare favourably to Lionel Messi on the pitch, but matching him meal for meal is a far simpler feat…

footballers diet

 

 The day before the game

The evening meal before a game is the most crucial of all. Big match nerves can make the prospect of consuming anything at all on the day nauseating – but provided you eat well the night before and exert very little energy pre-game, turning up primed to perform is still possible. “You want more carbs than usual, but not a bucketload,” advises Lovell.

Some fish or chicken along with sweet potato or a jacket potato, alongside some green veg, is a good bet. Have nothing heavy (steak is out). Go Popeye and add spinach, which is packed with vitamins and carotenoid antioxidants. Buy it from a supermarket and, according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the exposure to fluorescent light will have significantly boosted its vitamin C content – vital for aiding iron absorption and thus oxygen transport to your muscles.

 

Four hours to go

You may be en-route to the game at this stage, so it’s important to have something portable. A personal favourite of Lovell’s is quinoa with chicken and some roasted veg. Prep it the night before and pop it in a container. The last thing you want is to be stuck at a service station morosely eyeing the pasties. A jacket potato with some tuna or salmon is another good option. “Trial different meals and find out what works best for you,” advises Allinson. Just make sure you focus on starchy carbs and keep fat intake to a minimum.

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90 minutes to go

Your final nutritional hit should be delivered 75-90 minutes before kick off. “Tropical fruits – mangos, papaya, pineapples, bananas – are all good at this stage because they’ve got modest amounts of fibre and don’t give as much of a sugar rush as other fruits,” says Allinson. Too much of the sweet stuff can lead to lethargy due to blood sugar fluctuations, so avoid sports drinks until immediately before the game, too.

If nerves get the better of you, a liquid meal may be best. Lovell recommends blending 25g of oats with 500ml of skimmed goats milk, one or two scoops of protein powder, half a banana, a few nuts and a teaspoon of hot water.

 


Beer Lovers Rejoice. Shocking Research Shows the Amazing Health Benefits of Beer

  • By healthyfoodguide24h
  • August 2, 2015
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There are very few things in life that can actually help you live longer. Sure, vitamins, a healthy diet and exercise are all great starts, but there may be one other surprising component to consider adding to your diet and regime.

What if I told you that drinking alcohol may help us live longer, healthier lives?

Bet you probably think that I’m talking about red wine.

Guess again. I’m actually referring to beer.

 

Science, yes science, has shown us on multiple occasions that beer has just as many, if not more, healthy benefits for our bodies than wine.

First and foremost, did you know that there are a ton of heart-healthy benefits found in beer?

 

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  • KEEP YOUR TICKER TICKING

Wine usually gets all the credit as the booze that helps cut back your cardiovascular disease risk, but beer may be just as heart-healthy of a beverage.

Italian researchers found that moderate beer drinkers had a 42 percent lower risk of heart disease compared to non-drinkers. For maximum protection, keep your consumption to one pint—at around 5 percent alcohol by volume—a day, the researchers say.

 

  • THINK LIKE A GENIUS.

Knocking back a beer or two won’t make you smarter, but it could boost your creativity, according to a study in the journal Consciousness and Cognition.

When 40 men watched a movie while completing verbal puzzles, beer-buzzed guys with a blood alcohol content of .075 solved the problems a few seconds faster than their sober counterparts.

 

  • PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES.

Dutch researchers analyzed 38,000 male health professionals and found that when men who weren’t big boozers began drinking moderately over 4 years, they were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Increased alcohol consumption over time didn’t lower the risk in men who already had a couple drinks a day, so moderation is the key word here. Stick to a beer or two at happy hour tonight.

 

  • RECOVER FASTER.

Move over, Gatorade—a heady brew could also aid in workout recovery, according to a Spanish study. Researchers asked students to exercise until their body temperature reached 104 degrees, and then had them rehydrate with beer or water.

As it turns out, people who had a post-workout pint were slightly more hydrated than those who had H2O

 

  •  LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

High blood pressure can be responsible for a range of health problems, but beer can lower your risk for hypertension, research suggests.

In one study, Harvard researchers found that moderate beer drinkers are less likely to develop high BP than those who sip wine or cocktails

 

  •   PREVENT A FRACTURE

Nasty breaks from drunken debauchery aside, a couple beers a day could actually strengthen your bones, according to a study at Tufts University.

Guys who stuck to one or two brews had up to 4.5 percent greater bone density than non-drinkers—but more than two beers was associated with up to 5.2 percent lower density, according to the study.

 

  •  INCREASE YOUR VITAMIN B

Beer can increase your vitamin B levels Beer contains several B vitamins (B1, B2, B6 and B12). A Dutch study found that beer drinkers had 30 percent higher levels of vitamin B6 than their non-drinking counterparts, and levels that were twice as high as those of wine drinkers. Beer is also a generous source of vitamin B12, an anti-anaemic factor not found in many foods.

 

  • IT CAN HELP MINIMIZE RISK OF CANCER

Beer contains an important antioxidant known “as xanthohumol. Xanthohumol is known to have powerful anti-cancer properties that help fend off cancer-causing enzymes in the body. Specifically, moderate beer consumption helps prevent a certain chemical reaction that can lead to prostate cancer in men. Beer has also been shown to reduce the chances of getting breast cancer in women”.

Remember the key to reaping these amazing health benefits of beer is moderate consumption. Overindulgence in beer and other alcoholic drinks can be disastrous to your health.

 

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Get Rid of Bad Breath Permanently!

Baking soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda, is a popular addition to most kitchen cupboards. Aside from its invaluable use in cooking and cleaning, baking soda is an inexpensive remedy for many common ailments.

 

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In particular, baking soda can help you to maintain good oral health. An imbalance of acid in the body can lead to a range of health problems, particularly in the mouth. Baking soda works by balancing the levels of acid in the body.

remedies for bad breath

 

Halitosis, or bad breath, is an embarrassing problem for many people. It can be caused by residue from acid-forming foods, such as sugar and protein, sticking to the teeth, tongue and mouth. Baking soda can rebalance the levels of acid and help to treat and prevent halitosis. Dissolve half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water to make an effective mouth rinse to beat bad breath.