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Why not to cross your legs

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Cross Your Legs

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponRedditemailCrossing your legs while sitting might be comfortable for you, but is it good for you? A lot of us do it automatically. Yes this position makes you look confident, elegant and sexy, but it can have some serious consequences for our health and bodies. In this video we are listing down 5 reasons why you should never cross your legs. 1. It Can Lead To Peroneal Nerve Paralysis – Maintaining a particular posture for hours can lead to peroneal nerve paralysis or palsy. This can also happen if you sit in the same position for extended periods of time. 2. It Leads To an Increase In Blood Pressure – When you sit for a long time with your legs crossed, the blood pressure in your body increases. Even though you don’t have any problems with your blood pressure, avoiding sitting in this position can help you live a healthier life and prevent further circulatory disorders. 3. It Can Also Lead To Pelvic Imbalance – Prolonged leg-crossing makes the inner thigh muscle shorter and the …

5 Body Signs that you are not Drinking Enough Water

5 Body Signs that you are not Drinking Enough Water

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponRedditemailWater is crucial for maintaining good health as our body consists of over 70% water. It keeps our body hydrated. Water helps in flushing toxins and wastes from our body and makes us feel rejuvenated and fresh. The 5 body signs that you are not drinking enough water are: 1. Feeling Thirsty Feeling thirsty is usually the last signs of dehydration. It is very important to drink enough water as not to feel thirsty at all. Try to avoid tea and coffee when you are feeling thirsty as they will make you further dehydrated. Drink plenty of water on a regular interval to maintain the water level. 2. Headache When you are having a mild headache, it may be a sign that your body is giving you to drink more water. Whenever you feel a mild headache quickly gulp down a glass of water and see the symptoms of headache go away. 3. Fatigue You will start feeling tired when you haven’t had enough water for a long time. It is to be noted that, …

What Happens to Your Body When Walking Barefoot on Grass

What Happens to Your Body When Walking Barefoot on Grass

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponRedditemailWalking barefoot on grass is known as “earthing” as Earth’s surface electrons are transferred into your body thereby promoting physiological changes. The grass on the earth is full of energies and getting in touch with these energies helps in nourishing the body, mind and soul. This is what happens to your body when you walk barefoot on grass: 1. Improves Eyesight Your eyesight can improve when you walk on grass as our foot has many reflexology zones which are linked to various parts of our body. When we walk, we put maximum pressure on the first, second and third toes which are the acupressure points for the eyes. So when these toes gets pressed they get stimulated and this helps in improving our eyesight. The ideal time to walk on grass is when there is morning dew on it. When you are walking barefoot on grass it would be beneficial if you look on the grass also as the green color is soothing and relaxing for our eyes. 2. Relieves Stress by Walking Barefoot Walking …

What Happens To Your Body When You do Meditation

What Happens To Your Body When You do Meditation

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponRedditemailMeditation has now become a popular relaxation and health trend. Meditation can have many health benefits on physical and mental health. Meditation gives us a heightened state of awareness. When you meditate the following changes happens to your body: 1. Brain – Relaxation Research has shown that meditation is effective for increasing the alpha and theta brainwave activity, which is linked to relaxation. 2. Immune System – Wards off Infections Meditation helps in boosting positivity and helps in enhancing the production of antibodies in our body. Due to this our immune system becomes strong and we are able to ward off infections. 3. Adrenal Glands – Reduces Anxiety When we do meditation, the adrenal glands reduces the production of the stress hormone cortisol which in turn helps in reducing the anxiety. Meditation also helps in raising the blood flow to the brain which is good for improving the memory and alertness. 4. Lungs – Breathing Meditation helps in stimulating your body’s parasympathetic nervous system, which controls your rest-and-digest functions. Therefore your lungs begin to draw …

how to become a morning person and wake up earlier

How To Become a Morning Person and Wake Up Earlier

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponRedditemailMost of us wants to get up early in the morning but it becomes difficult for many of us because of our lifestyles. Waking up early has many advantages. It gives us more time for both productivity and leisure time. Becoming a morning person is easier said than done for many of us. Before going to bed we tell ourselves that we will wake up on time to give us sufficient time to have exercise and proper breakfast. However these positive intentions go out of the window and getting out of bed becomes difficult and as soon as the alarm bell rings we quickly hit the snooze button. Morning time is the best time of the day as we can use that time to do exercise, go for morning walk, do some meditation in solitude and simply relax. Some of the things which you can do to become a morning person are: 1. Get more sleep Go to bed a bit early and try to sleep for 7 to 9 hours as sleeping is very …

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Breakfast

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Breakfast

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponRedditemailBreakfast is the first meal of the day and should not be skipped because breakfast helps in breaking your overnight fast. Having a healthy breakfast restores the glucose levels in the body and gives you energy to start your day on a good note. It is recommended by experts that you should take your breakfast within an hour of waking up. The 5 reasons why you should never skip breakfast are: 1. Lowers Your Risk Of Heart Disease People who eat a healthy breakfast has a much lower risk of heart problems than the ones who skip it. If you skip breakfast it could lead to hypertension, obesity and high cholesterol which are a major factor contributing to heart diseases. 2. Improves Your Memory Eating breakfast helps in improving your cognitive functions including memory. Your brain will get the much needed glucose after eating breakfast. 3. Lowers Your Risk Of Diabetes Skipping your breakfast could put you at the risk of developing type 2 diabetes as it could lead to insulin resistance. So it advisable …

Relaxation Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

3 Relaxation Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponRedditemailMost of the people who work in offices sometimes get little time to get up from their chairs. This could lead to back pain, shoulder pain, eye strain and leg pain. It is very important to get up from your chair if you have been sitting for more than 20 minutes at a stretch. However, if you do not get the opportunity to get up from your chair then you can do some relaxation exercises at your desk. The 3 relaxation exercises which you can do at your desk are: 1. Deep Breathing Deep breathing helps expand the lungs and forces better distribution of the air into all sections of the lung. Deep breathing is a good way to reduce tension, feel relaxed and reduce stress. To perform deep breathing, you need to sit with both feet flat on the floor and on the edge of your chair seat so your body is not pressed against the chair back. Inhale to a count of 3 then exhale to a count of 6x. Repeat this process …

5 Natural Ways to Improve Your Health

5 Natural Ways to Improve Your Health

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponRedditemailIf we will follow the tenets of good health, we can prevent ourselves from many deadly illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. We can adopt a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy food, exercising more, reducing weight and by quitting smoking. The 5 natural ways to improve your health are: 1. Be Active and Do Exercise Being active and doing exercises provides a number of health benefits to us. If we do it on a regular basis, we can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer. 2. Maintain an Ideal Weight Obesity is a growing problem all over the world. Losing weight and keeping it off is very difficult. You need to maintain a healthy weight by exercising frequently and eating healthy diet which includes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You should take plenty of water and take less sugary drinks. 3. Don’t Smoke Lung Cancer is the leading cause of death by cancer and smoking is one of the big factor in it. …