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Sugar keeps bad breath away – 1 December 29, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Brisk walking, Essential to Life, Good posture, Heart rhythm, Sharp pain, Stretch back.
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IT’S gym day. But, you forgot to warm up and quickly lifted weights. Suddenly, you feel a sharp pain on your back.

Seek medical attention if pain persists for 2 to 3 days. Otherwise, do the following:

Stretch your back gently. A slow, careful stretch is the best way to get those muscles back in shape.

1. Sit on the floor. Bring your knees to your chest. Hug your folded legs closer to you. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Relax. Repeat 3 times.

2. Sit on a chair. Keep your back straight. Raise both feet above the floor by about one inch. Repeat.

3. Lie on your back on the floor. Lift your legs and place the heels on your feet flat against the wall. This ought to relieve you.

Practice good posture.

Tighten your abdominal muscles by contracting them as often as you can.

Roll ice on your back. Prepare in advance. Fill a paper cup with water. Freeze it. Remove the cup and use the iced water on your back. This is one roll massage you will not forget.

Take aspirin or paracetamol.

Increase your intake of magnesium to relax muscles.

Essential salt

Salt is essential to life. Without it, we would die from dehydration. It maintains fluid levels between the cells and blood.

Would you believe it is also necessary for healthy bones, teeth and muscles? There is simply nothing bad about salt unless you take more than what the body needs which is 500-1,000 milligrams or equivalent to ¼ – ½ teaspoon daily, according to nutrition experts. However, the average diet consists of 6,000-12,000 mg a day.

You are probably unaware of it but every time you buy anything processed, canned or baked, this already accounts for 75% of your daily equivalent. For example, a slice of bread, bowl of cornflakes, canned soup, instant noodles can contain 200-300 mg of salt. And if you’re fond of pickles, it’s a whopping 1,000 mg.

When cooking, use half of the amount required in the recipe. If you’re making pasta, don’t add salt because you will top it with cheese anyway. The tomato sauce you will use may already be seasoned with salt. Use more herbs and lemon as flavoring. Use real salt, not potassium chloride which may cause abnormal heart rhythms. Read labels carefully so you know what you are buying.

Ref: dailyinquirer