5 Foods that Bust Pain and Bring Relief

No one likes to be in pain. In fact, being in physical pain is like wasting away precious minutes, hours and even days doing nothing but cringing and moaning over it! Whether you have lasting pains after an exceptionally rough workout session or you’re suffering from a medical condition like spondylitis, research suggests that instead of popping painkillers, it’s better to go in for a natural cure.

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What Do I Eat to Control Cervical Spondylitis

Everyone knows the basic guidelines to healthy nutrition. In fact, every doctor stresses on having a variety of foods such as green leafy vegetables, fruits, meat, fish and dairy products in your diet. In addition, drinking 8-10 glasses of water is also considered essential.

Assorted vegetablesAccording to Spondylitis Association of America, maintaining a healthy diet can help curb the ill effects of various physical ailments, such as cervical spondylitis for instance. In an article published in OMICS, it was revealed that even though proper medication and physiotherapy were good options for helping patients deal with this disease, diet also played an important role.

Since cervical spondylitis is caused by the chronic wear on the cervical spine, a permanent solution to this is elusive. However, a proper diet can ensure a long-lasting relief from this type of spondylitis. Read more

How to Have an Active Life Even if you’re Busy

Let’s get one thing clear right at the beginning – when we say ‘active life’, we aren’t talking about spending 12 hours a day in office. That is NOT an active lifestyle. What we do mean is that no matter how busy you are, you have to exercise!

woman jogging in woodsIn this day and age, everyone talks about eating healthy, going organic and going off alcohol. Unfortunately, all that isn’t enough to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep oneself fit. All that is well and good, but you have to ‘physically’ move around, and work out.

We know, we know, like most people, you must be groaning at the mention of words like ‘exercise’ and ‘gym’. But let us face it: Even you know you are cutting back on years of healthy life by compromising on health and fitness because of your hectic schedule. Read more

How Sedentary Lifestyle Can Lead To Neck And Shoulder Pain

Tired girl resting on table in officeAh! Everyone loves the financial perks that a 9-5 job brings to the table. Unfortunately, most of us don’t realize that this oh-so-comfortable schedule is killing our neck and back. Ever heard of the ‘Sitting Disease’? I am not making this up. It’s for real and the Women’s Health Magazine was the first to mention it about 5 years ago.

In a study conducted by the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, nearly 6,300 people spent roughly 56 hours a week sitting in front of their computer screens. The results were shocking. Apart from weakening eyesight, this particular posture had nasty effects on the neck and back, for three main reasons – lack of exercise, lack of sleep, and poor exercise.  Read more

Top 5 Exercises To Ease Neck Pain

Women doing yoga

A pain-free neck is one of the many things that we take for granted. However, when things go kaput for our dear old neck, we do nothing but suffer quietly. Our sedentary lifestyles have made it impossible for us to even think about exercising! But it is time to break away and finally do something about our health.

There are many reasons for neck pain – poor posture, soft tissue abnormalities and injury. If left unattended, neck pain can aggravate into a bigger ailment. Apart from this, shoulders, upper back, and arms also ultimately get affected.  Read more