Quick Fix For Those Small Health Irritants!

At the best of times, our bodies work so well that we barely notice them. Few of working a modern schedule expect to feel great all the time, but we do ask our body doesn’t demand attention of us. No pain, soreness or irritating issues and we’re generally happy.

Somewhere along the line though, our bodies thought: “nah”. There are a thousand and one little ways something can go wrong. Most of them aren’t life threatening, but that doesn’t mean they’re not annoying. What we’re going to discuss here isn’t the huge issues that dominate most health talk; it’s the little, annoying areas. The frustrations rather than the catastrophes. But even as “just” frustrations, they can make life unpleasant – so why suffer when you don’t have to?

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Problem: Feeling you have to blow your nose all the time and/or congestion without known cause.

Potential Cause: Post-nasal drip (sexy name, right?)

Fix: Nasal irrigation. It sounds painful, but it isn’t – just mildly unpleasant. Using a purpose-made water solution (normal water will hurt), use a squeezy bottle to inject water through one nostril. Let it run through the other nostril and exit through the mouth. Repeat three times a week. It’s one of those little things that can make a big difference.

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Problem: Skin feels sticky after showering. You’re prone to acne breakouts that no treatment can resolve. You can’t seem to get soap or shampoo to lather fully.

Potential Cause: Your water is hard or from a well supply.

Fix: Soften your water. You can do this with a special shower head, or soften the water through your whole house. This can be done with a water softener attached to the supply pipe. You will find some of the best water softeners reviewed by WaterSoftenerGuide.com and other online sources.

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Problem: Dry and itchy eyes for no known medical cause. (Be aware this is a symptom of an autoimmune condition called Sjogren’s Syndrome, and should be checked out.)

Potential Cause: Not enough tear production

Fix: Our eyes dry out easily. Anything that might damage your skin – excess heat, air conditioning, UV light – can also damage your eyes. Use sunglasses whenever you’re outside; it’s better to be comfortable than risk being judged for it. Take breaks from looking at a computer screen. Only use eye drops that don’t contain preservatives, which can actually make the problem worse.

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Problem: Nails are weak and break easily

Potential Cause: Lack of vital nutrients and/or improper care

Fix: Have your vitamin levels checked with a blood test and consider a multivitamin. Look into supplementing biotin, which has a huge impact on the health of hair and nails. Also try and massage oil into your nails at least once a day. The oil is beneficial for keeping things soft, while the massage stimulates blood flow.

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Problem: Persistent lip chapping

Potential Cause: Using lip balms (yes, really) or licking your lips too often. Sometimes dehydration.

Fix: Conventional store-brand lip balms can actually make dry and sore, and there is evidence you become “addicted” to them. Switch out for a simple substitute such as coconut oil or lanolin. Your lips might need a few days to adjust and go through a detox, but you’ll soon feel far more comfortable.

I hope these tips help you in some way!

What Are The Health Benefits of Running?

There are a million different exercises, routines, and techniques you can use to get fit these days. All you need to do is take a look in a modern gym to see the kind of equipment they have on offer, each giving you different health benefits. But sometimes, it really is good to take it back to basics. Running is one of the simplest activities we can do, and although it feels hard, our bodies are perfectly designed to do it. So why not consider adding running to your fitness routine?  Here are some of the benefits that it can offer: 

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It Burns an Amazing Amount of Calories

Being such a high impact activity, running burns more calories than just about any other type of exercise. If you want to get fit and become healthier, running is the way to go. It also means you can do more in a short space of time. If you don’t have lots of spare hours in the day going for a ten minute sprint, you’ll burn just as many calories that most activities take in half an hour or even an hour.

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You Can Experience ‘Runner’s High’

Runner’s high is a real thing; researchers have shown that this is the way our brain responds to running. It’s a hardwired response, most likely a result of when our ancestors needed to chase down and hunt food. The brain releases endorphins into the body letting you experience a natural ‘high’… which feels great! 

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You Can Do It Anywhere

Whether you prefer to exercise at the gym, at home or indoors you’re always able to run. Every gym will have treadmills. Alternatively, you could buy one yourself from a treadmill supplier, or a shop that sells exercise equipment. Better still, lace up your running shoes and go for a run outside! It’s an exercise that you can do anywhere, so whether your budget is big or small, running is an excellent way to get fit.

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It Improves Every Area Of Your Body

Running is incredibly good for the cardiovascular system, giving the heart and lungs a thorough workout. It improves bone strength and boosts immunity by oxygenating the blood and flushing out toxins more quickly. Plus running shapes and tones just about every area of the body. While running is focused on the lower body, it also tones your core, back, shoulders and even arms too. So as well as providing amazing health benefits, it also makes you look fantastic too!

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You Can Take It At Your Own Pace

Even if you’re not ready for marathons or sprints, the good thing about running is you can go at your own pace. You can even start by walking if you need to. Build up to a gentle jog, and eventually, push yourself to run for certain amounts of time. As you get fitter, you can increase this time until you’re able to run for longer distances.

Do you include much running in your fitness routine?

Everything You Need To Help You Cope With Common Health Problems

No matter how hard we try, we all end up getting sick now and then. There are loads of common health problems that make our lives difficult. But, I’m here to tell you that things don’t have to be as hard as you think. Coping with common health problems is easier when you know what to do. So, check out this advice and make your life less stressful:

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Make Regular Visits To Your GP

The only way you can cope with common health problems is by getting medical advice. So, you should make regular visits to your GP whenever something crops up. It doesn’t matter how minor it may feel, getting checked up can make a big difference. At the very least, you get peace of mind knowing your problem isn’t a big deal. Plus, your doctor can write various prescriptions for you. This means you have access to things that can help calm your health problem down. As a result, you’ll find it a lot easier to cope with it.

Find A Nearby Hospital

One life lesson I’ve learnt is that preparation is key. If you can prepare for the worst case scenario, then you’ll be well set to deal with any problems. In this instance, what’s the worst case scenario when you have a health problem? It gets bad, and you need to rush to a hospital ASAP. If you don’t know where the closest one is, you will waste a lot of time. So, my advice is to find a nearby hospital and learn the way to and from it. When looking for one nearby, you have a tough choice on your hands. Often, there will be various hospitals to choose from. Some might have fancy hospital furniture (who knew this existed?!) and look modern and impressive. But, they might be further away than one that’s less impressive, but much closer. So, do you opt for the closer one that’s not as good or the better one that’s further away? Personally, I’d opt for the closer one. In an emergency, you need medical attention as soon as possible. A few minutes can make a whole world of difference.

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Look For Natural Solutions

As well as all the medical help, you should also look for natural solutions. By this I mean have a look online for things that can help with your health issues. For example, if you have the flu, there are many suggestions for food and drink you should ingest. There are even certain foods that contain cancer-fighting properties. All it takes is a little research to find natural remedies for common health problems. And, you can find things that help with not so common ones too. A lot of the time, you find that your health can be improved by making changes to your diet. If you’re eating healthy foods, then your body is full of all the right things. You’ll be packed full of antioxidants and will fight off diseases with ease.

With my advice, I hope you’ll soon cope with things a lot better. Any minor issues can be sorted out and dealt with right away. Plus, you’re prepared for when common health problems take a turn for the worse.