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Reboot Your Body By Drinking The Right Tea

Herbal medicine has proven to be one of the best ways to heal your body naturally. You can change the way you feel by drinking the right cup of tea.

I recommend you to drink a hot cup of tea every night before going to bed to ensure that you are getting the most benefits from it. My personal favorite is the natural citrus tea. It helps me to strengthen the defenses of my body while I rest.

Different Types of Tea + Their Benefits

As you can see in the picture, you can get some pretty good benefits from drinking the right tea to get rid of your health issues:

Green tea is great to accelerate slow metabolism. You should drink this one after your meals or right after you get home after work or school.

Chamomile tea has been a great companion in those sleepless nights of insomnia. It will help you to relax your muscles and catch some good rest.

Elderflower tea is not exactly the cure for common cold but it will help you to fight against its symptoms.

It is always a good idea to carry a cold Lemon Balm tea to work in those stressful days. I can tell you that it is one of the few natural remedies for anxiety that actually work.

Ginger tea is effective when you feel a little nausea but I must warn you first. Not everyone enjoys the bitter taste of ginger.

Finally we have the Peppermint tea, the perfect companion for those days when you feel bloated.

 

7 Easy Tips to Secure a Healthy Life

As good as modern medical technology is, it can never save you from the problems caused by a life style that is unhealthy. Instead of getting a modern medical fix for every problem, it is far better to live in such a way that you will hardly ever fall ill.

An ounce of prevention is certainly better than a pound of cure. Here are seven tips on how to live a long and healthy life. In addition, the same life style that helps you to avoid illness also helps you to lose weight.

1. Get Enough Exercise

In the past people had to use their physical bodies in the course of their normal work. But today someone may get up, go to work in a car, then sit down, get up to go home in the car and when arriving at home, sit down again for the rest of the day. In such a life there is no physical labor.

This physical inactivity is one of the main reasons for a host of diseases. Sport, running. walking and other things must be added to our life if our normal work does not require us to exert ourselves physically.

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2. Go to sleep when you feel sleepy

This may sound simple, but many people stay up late even when their body is telling them that it is time to sleep. Yoga and Ayurvedic doctors also say that it is better to sleep in the night and be active during the day.

However, people such as students will take coffee and stimulants to study late into the night. Others develop the habit of remaining active at night and sleeping during the day. While we can do this, it eventually takes a toll on health. Alternative health doctors say that this kind of unnatural living is one of the contributing factors in the causation of cancer and other diseases

Eat Fruit Child Eating Boy Cute Food Baby Bite3. Eat when you feel hungry

This is also a simple idea, but once again we often go against the messages of the body. If you eat out of habit or due to social pressure at certain time of the day, even when you have no real appetite, then you will not digest your food properly.

Acidity and indigestion begin, and this contributes to the likelihood of other more complex diseases taking root. Having an appetite is actually a sign of good health, but if you have no appetite you should wait a bit and then eat. (If you have no appetite even after awaiting a reasonable amount of time, then you should consult a doctor because something is wrong.)

4.Fast on a Regular, Systematic Basis

If you would ask any person to work 365 days per year without any rest, they would complain and say that they must have some rest or else they will break down. But we have never bothered to ask or to think about our digestive organs which we compel to work day after day without a rest.

They cannot protest the way a person would to his boss, but they do give us signals that they cannot work non-stop. When we ignore those signals and still compel them to work, those organs break down.

That is why periodic fasting is necessary. Refrain from eating for one complete day. This gives a rest to your digestive organs and also helps in the elimination of wastes from your body. Regular fasting allows a person to gain extra time for intellectual or spiritual pursuits. Fasting is not for hermits in a cave, but is a sensible practice that anyone can practice.

5. Wash with cool water before going to bed

As mentioned above, proper sleep is essential for the maintenance of health. If you wash your important motor and sensory organs (hands, arms, eyes, legs, mouth, genitals) before sleep using cool water, this will relax you and prepare you for deep sleep.

healthy-meditation6. Perform meditation on a regular basis

Your body is linked to your mind. Many of the diseases of this era are psychosomatic. Stress and anxiety take their toll on our physical health. Meditation is a mental exercise which, among other things, allows you to detach yourself from the worries of life. Learn a simple technique and do it regularly.

7. Get up early every day

Once again the old proverb, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise.” I don’t know if it will make you wealthy, but it will certainly make you healthy. Your body needs just enough sleep, not too much and not too little.

Follow these tips and you can’t go wrong.

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The Importance of a Good Yoga Mat for Training

A lot of people do not understand how important it is to get the right yoga mat for their training. It does not matter if you practice pilates, yoga routines or just simple workout.

Here are three main reasons why you must get a thick yoga mat right now:

  1. It works great at the gym as a division of your personal training space. It will make you feel more comfortable and safer.
  2. It reduces the impact on your knees, hips, spine, elbows and feet while training.
  3. A yoga mat increases your stability and balance giving you a best training quality.

Do not forget that a better training will always give you better results. After you feel the balance and traction you get by using this mat you would never want to go back to the hard floor again.

Which Yoga Mat Should I Buy?

My personal favorite is and will always be the Reehut Exercise Yoga Mat because of the quality of its material, the attached strap and the 1/2 inch of thickness.

I made a few mistakes in the past when I was looking for the right yoga mat for me.

Reehut Useful Yoga MatFirst I got one that did not include a carrying strap or a travel bag. It was a total pain to carry it around. Sometimes it would unroll out of nowhere! It was a total nightmare!

Then I got another one that was really lightweight and thick enough to forget about the hard floor. The problem is that it was just impossible to clean. After a couple of weeks I was ashamed to use it in public again because of the stains!

None of these were an issue when I got the Reehut yoga mat. It is 71″ x 24″, just enough to be useful in any kind of training. This actually changed the way I felt while training. I noticed that my energy lasted longer as it reduces the exercise impact on my joints.

The best of all is that it is super easy to clean. A small amount of soapy water or diluted white vinegar and a dry towel will do the work for you in no time.

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Have You Tried the 7-Minute Workout?

This is one of the fitness routines that I recommend to a lot of my friends who want to start training for the first time. It takes only seven minutes of your time to start transforming your body.

Some of my friends often ask me, Why do you keep recommending this? Isn’t it better to go directly to the gym? My full explanation for this could go for hours and hours but I’m going to give you the short version:

  • If you are a really busy person, seven minutes of your time is not a lot.
  • Going to the gym without proper guidance will get you to the frustration-zone with no results.
  • This training was developed by McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. They know what they are doing.
  • The intensity of this training is adaptable to each person instantly.
  • You can learn this routine in less than ten minutes.
  • This is a training that you can do anywhere at anytime.
  • You don’t need any kind of equipment to do it. (just a chair)

So I leave you here with a video showing you the full 7-minute routine that you can download to your phone and have it with you at all times.

This 7-Minute Workout consists of 12 exercises that you have to do for 30 seconds with a 10 second break in-between: Jumping jacks, wall sit, push-ups, abdominal crunches, step-up onto chair, squats, triceps dip on chair, plank, high knees running in place, lunges, push-up and rotation and side planks.

Do the exercises at your own pace. It is more important that you complete the full routine than running out of energy right in the middle. I can assure you that you will be amazed at your results.