Maintain A Good Posture During Your Sleep

What's The Healthiest Posture? If you're suffering from bad posture during your sleep we've got your back... get it? All puns aside, good posture is of the utmost importance and can help you lead a more active and pain-free lifestyle. A Read more

Exercise Helps Maintain a Healthy Back, say Experts

5 Exercises to Keep Your Back Pain Free Back pain affects most people at some point in their lives. A healthy back patient is credited with having good posture, visiting a chiropractor regularly and using proper techniques when lifting anything Read more

10 Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle: Your Soul, Body and Mind

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Everyone wants to be healthy in body, mind and soul but not all of us know how to achieve these worthy goals. However, there are certain tips that can that lead to a healthier lifestyle. We’ve compiled a list of small changes that can improve your overall well being.

1. Nutrition

Eating healthy and nutritious foods. Making good food choices is an important step in maintaining good health. Examples of good food choices are fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, wholesome soups and lean meats and fish. Holistic methods also help to keep one healthy.

2. Physical Activity

2. Another way to stay healthy is to stay physically active. Engaging in such exercises as walking, biking or using a treadmill on a regular basis will keep you healthy and strong. In addition, fitness also prevents and lessens the effects of many health concerns such as heart disease and high cholesterol.

3. Cut stress

We all know how destructive stress can be and to combat stress, practice some breathing exercises, walk or bike and try eating some comfort foods such as pizza or spaghetti. Some may not know it but not getting enough sleep can also be detrimental to your health.

4. Sleep More

Ways to get better sleep involve reducing stress (see number 3), getting more regular exercise, not smoking, cutting back on drinking and eating comfort foods such as potatoes and meals such as spaghetti and chili. In addition, some have found better sleep by listening to meditation tapes at night. Maintaining a routine sleep pattern also helps.

5. Get Regular Check-Ups

Most importantly, be sure to have regular physical check-ups. Getting a routine check-up can prevent and lessen various health concerns such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Joint pain can be lessened with medication and certain exercises.

 6. Love Yourself

It is important to note that maintaining a healthy self-image is also important for good health. By getting good sleep, keeping positive thoughts about your health and lifestyle and by maintaining health social relationships with others, you will develop a healthy self-image and a positive lifestyle.

7.  Be Around Friends

 Being socially active with friends and family adds meaning to your life and gives you satisfaction knowing that you are contributing to the wellness and happiness of others.

 8. Take a Break

In addition, it is also important to get away from it all now and then. Even if you work at home, it is important to get away and do something different now and then. Your body and mind need a rest from your daily routine and it doesn’t mean you have to travel far away to make it happen. Just a short trip for a day or two or even for several hours can make a huge difference in how you feel about yourself and life.

9. Focus on Today

Keep in mind how important and helpful it is to stay focused in the present moment. Worrying about something that happened a long time ago is wasteful of your time and accomplishes nothing. Stay focused on the present and the good things that are going on in your life.

10. Keep Laughing

Laughing not only helps to prevent illness but it also keeps you mentally and spiritually healthy! It’s tested and approved by physicians!

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Carpal Tunnel vs. Wrist Tendonitis: What Is This Pain?

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Carpel tunnel syndrome and wrist tendonitis are fairly common maladies of the hands and the wrists. But what’s the difference between them and what kind of therapy helps remedy the pain?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpel tunnel syndrome is unlike wrist tendonitis, in that the pain is caused by a pinched nerve as opposed to an inflamed tendon.

The carpal tunnel is a structure that’s found in the palmar side of the wrist. This tunnel protects a nerve that serves the hand and tendons that allow the fingers to move. In some people, the tunnel narrows to the point where it pinches the nerve. This results in tingling, numbness and weakness in the person’s hand. The hand might become so weak that the person starts to drop objects they usually have no trouble holding on to.

After a doctor diagnoses a patient’s carpal tunnel syndrome, there’s a variety of treatments that he or she can utilize. In the early stages, the patient can change the way he or she usesthe affected hand. The patient can take more breaks if he or she works on a computer or does other repetitive manual work. Cold compresses can also be applied to the wrist. Some patients find that massage therapy applied to his or her affected hand helps as does treatment by a chiropractor.

If the symptoms persist, the patient can be fitted with a splint to support the wrist. Splints are especially good at relieving the numbness and tingling that come at night. The doctor might also prescribe corticosteroids and NSAIDs like ibuprofen to ease the pain of the condition.

If these treatments don’t bring relief, the patient can opt for surgery. The surgery can be endoscopic or open. Both operations cut the ligament that’s pinching the nerve and so free the nerve. The good news is that the ligament heals itself and allows more room for the nerve at the same time.

Wrist Tendonitis

This condition happens when the wrist is overused, as during certain sports or certain types of manual labor. The tendons in the wrists become inflamed, swollen and painful. The condition usually comes on gradually. The person’s wrist might ache or be stiff when it’s asked to perform an action it’s not used to. Eventually, the wrist hurts even when normal activities are done. Some people also experience tingling or numbness.

After the problem is diagnosed, treatments include physical therapy. Sometimes this can be as simple as stopping strenuous activities and allowing the wrist to rest. NSAIDs can also help with the pain. The condition can also be eased by massage therapy or treatment from a chiropractor.

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