One of the most common reasons for getting a massage is the relaxation that it brings about. Many of us have a hectic lifestyle. A 60 or 90 minutes massage session is like treating ourselves to a well-deserved "me-time". A massage session is typically passive on your part. However, you should also involve yourself to … Continue reading Massage: Getting the most out of it.
Wounds, discomforts and common ailments like fever, cold and coughs, are part and parcel in our daily living. Most household would have a box or kit to provide some form of remedy or relief to address these concerns. We are used to creams, solutions and ointments for cuts, burns, insect bites, sprains, and aches. We … Continue reading First-aid in a bottle
At a recent 2-day hiking trip, my room mate was amazed to see my barely-there toiletries pouch. She shook her head in bewilderment, alternating her sight between my pouch and hers. I shared with her that, having survived a decade-long battle with acne, I observed that the fewer things I apply on my face, the … Continue reading Skincare Labels: Read with Caution
Have you been training hard for your next race? Did you just complete a race with your best effort? Or maybe you just had an awesome cross-fit or spinning session. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, or doing sports for recreation, there are times when aches and strains surface after the intensive activity. Essential oils … Continue reading Essential Oils For Your Post-Workout.
Essential oils are widely used in the practice of aromatherapy. The word "essential" does not mean important or vital. Instead, it comes from the word "essence" and refers to the extracts from the plant part(s) contributing to the beneficial and therapeutic uses. These extracts are in concentrated form, thereby earning the badge of "essence". Among … Continue reading Less is more – Essential Oils
We have always been reminded to warm up before exercising. Some of us obey this rule while some of us make do with a quick one. Whether we are professional athletes or doing sports purely for recreational reasons, it is good to know a bit more about this "appetiser" of our workout. Warming up before … Continue reading Warming up your workout.
Image from: http://www.med-health.net/Sleeping-Problems.html Do you get the jitters the night(s)before a new life chapter or a major event, so much so that you do not sleep well? Or rather, has it become a norm to toss and turn in bed before you finally drift into your dreamland? Losing sleep brings along a whole string of physical … Continue reading The rest is yet to come ?
Image from: http://www.canstockphoto.com/poison-food-22028459.html Each time we eat something, our internal chemistry changes. It could be for better or worse. Our body is able to seek out what we need. When we take in so, our mind is in balance with our body. This enables our body to know when enough is enough. Try munching on … Continue reading What can be your best medicine or worst poison?
Image URL: http://www.healthline.com/hlcmsresource/images/00_Diabetes-Mine/DMSundayFunnies/2015/July2015/MosquitoesDiabetesBloodJuly2015.jpg What comes to your mind when the word "diabetes" shows up before you? My significant other, E, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, some years ago. Well-meaning friends and relatives would, at the first chance, advise him to give up sweet and starchy food, such as candies, desserts, rice, noodles, pasta, bread, and so … Continue reading Type 1 diabetes – A personal overview
Image from: https://image.freepik.com/free-vector/human-workers-evolution-silhouettes_72147496117.jpg Over 2 million years, human beings evolved from early apes to early human beings, or homo sapien - our closest early ancestors. They did so by being on the move. In fact, it will be perilous for not moving. One could die from starvation for not moving. One could also become an … Continue reading Just Move It