4 out of 10 people will experience sciatic pain in their lives. Sciatica pain is a pain that starts on the basis of the spine and goes down to thigh, calf muscles and end of your foot. The pain isn’t always chronic but it can be quite painful.
Pain felt in any place of the sciatic nerve – calf, back of the thigh, lower back or/and buttock.
Numbness, fatigue or reduced feeling in the feet and/or legs.
Buckling of the knees when standing up.
The occurrence of foot drop…
I’ve dealt with sciatica pain for nearly 10 years now, i have a friend who wanted me to look into using acupressure mats, as they’re called. They work on contact — when you walk, stand, or lie down on them, the spikes exert pressure on your acu-points (commonly known as the “bed of nails” method) . The acupressure mat can also help with Fibromyalgia Relief
Little bit of info on the Nayoya Acupressure Mat
Immediate back and neck pain relief in the comfort of your home in as little as 20 minutes per day
Eliminates the need for expensive treatments as well as therapist, masseuse and chiropractor visits
Effectively induces a state of complete relaxation while reducing aches, pain, stress and tension
Relieves not only back, neck, shoulder and sciatic pain whether mild or chronic but also relieves headaches
The Nayoya Acupressure Mat, helps with improved sleep, circulation, and mood as well an increase in energy levels. This item is backed by a lifetime money back guarantee
Want killer abs? Try these 7 essential moves for a tone/sexy core.
An ab wheel is an inexpensive piece of equipment that has been around for a while. It can be picked up here on Amazon. Ab wheel roll-outs are quite a difficult exercise. A full roll-out is done from a standing position all the way down to the floor. A standing roll-out is way too difficult for a beginner so we will focus on roll-outs from the knees.
To start, get on all fours with your hands on the abwheel handles. Slowly begin to roll the wheel forward while keeping your abs contracted. Roll all the way out until your chin touches the floor. Try to keep your back as flat as possible. Keep your abs contracted and pull yourself back to the starting position. If this is still too difficult, use the wall to limit how far you can roll-out. Increase the distance from the wall each week until you can do a full roll-out from your knees.
Are your into Fitness Trackers or Fitness Watches? If so you’re in luck today by stopping and reading this review of the iFit Vue Fitness Tracker. Watches or Trackers will help you staying on top of your game or your goals in a healthier you. Your in luck! Today only from Amazon The iFit Vue Fitness Tracker is perfect to help you get to the top and stay on top.
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iFit Vue Fitness Basic Specs
Touch screen display- view stats and messages on an oled touch screen.
Activity tracking- tracks steps, distance, Calories burned, and sleep. Fitness Score- displays fitness Score in real time, Quick calorie logging- log Calories directly on the tracker.
Silicon textured 2-toned band, ble heart RATE Compatible, 3-axis accelerometer, iFit messaging, Smart phone notifications, vibration notifications, rechargeable lithium-ion Battery via USB, connects to iFit. A smart phone is required to use the product.
Kindly refer user manual for instructions and troubleshooting steps.
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While you may think that any old yoga mat will do, it is a mistake to think that these colorful mats are anything less than your most important piece of yoga equipment. Trying to find the right yoga mat that will suit your needs and abilities has the potential to turn into quite the hassle, especially for people who are new to yoga and are not sure why choosing a mat is so important. In order to obtain all of the benefits that come from practicing yoga, one must find a worry-free mat: super sticky so that hands won’t slip and slide around, and padded enough to make floor exercises comfortable. While these are some of the basic concerns, there are some additional factors that should be taken into consideration when trying to find your perfect mat.
To use aromatherapy for pain, relaxation, and rejuvenation, Drs. Hirsch and Oz recommend trying these scents.
Relax: vanilla. In the Columbia University Medical Center study, subjects who smelled vanilla while completing stress tests had more stable heart rates and blood pressure readings than those who took the tests in an unscented environment.
Try: Place a few drops of vanilla extract onto a handkerchief and carry it with you to smell throughout the day.
Recharge: peppermint, jasmine, citrus. These scents make you feel more awake. “Even though these scents are pleasant, they act as mild irritants and the effect is similar to that of smelling salts,” explains Dr. Hirsch.
Try: Sprinkle a few drops of the essential oil of your choice in a candle diffuser, or dilute two drops in 1 tsp. of avocado or almond oil, then rub it onto the back of your hand.
Relieve:Green apple. “We found that the smell of green apples reduced the severity and duration of migraine headache pain and may have a similar effect on joint pain,” says Dr. Hirsch. “The scent seems to reduce muscle contractions, which are the main cause of pain in migraines.”
Try: For aromatherapy pain relief, eat a green apple for a snack or bathe with green apple bath salts.
Your nightmare shopping experience is getting a little bit greener.
We’ve all heard the horror stories about IKEA: The couple who goes to purchase matching bed stands and ends up breaking up in the Lounging & Relaxing section; the dad who accidentally fell asleep on a faux leather armchair and is still there, 10 years later, unable to be woken up from his permanent nightmare; and, of course,the horse balls incident. IKEA nightmares are so legion that there’s even a guide on how to survive IKEA with your relationship intact. As of Sept. 1, however, your harrowing shopping experience will be a little bit greener.
IKEA announced it is converting all lighting products in its stores to LED bulbs in the coming weeks and taking all incandescent, halogen, and compact fluorescents off the shelves. LED lights have increasingly come into favor as prices have dropped and earlier versions of efficient lights, like compact fluorescents, have proven unpopular with consumers, mainly cause they ugly
Kidney stones are common to adults who have sedentary life and unhealthy lifestyle habits. But, if you hear a child suffering from kidney stones, that would be an entirely different story.
Experts say that before, children are lesser prone to kidney stones because they are healthier and more physically active. But, over the years, there has been a constant increase in the number of children that are being affected by kidney stones. Maybe because more and more kids now are living sedentary lives by being in front of the computer or by eating foods that are high in protein, calcium, and sodium.
Kidney stones in kids
Studies show that majority of the children who are prone to developing kidney stones are those that suffer from underlying medical conditions which increases their risk of developing stones this early.
For parents to understand how to deal with kidney stones in case their kids suffer from it, they must first understand everything about the condition. Having a broad understanding of the condition can help parents trace possible causes, identify symptoms, and give immediate response to the child in pain. Click Here: Life Extension, to find out how treating kidney stones with antioxidants are safer to use now.
Just like in adults, there are different types of stones, which can be developed in a child’s system. This can either be “calcium oxalate” which is the most common and caused by too much presence of calcium in the urine, the “struvite stones,” “uric acid stones,” and “cystine stones.” These types vary depending on the levels of the minerals found and their characteristics.
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Parents would never know if their children are suffering from kidney stones if they are not familiar with its symptoms such as abdominal or back pain, blood in the urine or hematuria, vomiting or nausea, and the often need to urinate. In younger kids, these symptoms cannot easily be recognized that is why there is a need to undergo laboratory evaluation and tests.
How to Identify Kidney Stones
Since kidney stones is not common among children, especially to younger ones, it is a must to identify the risk factors present such as:
Possible history of the kidney stones which makes children more prone to the condition in the future. (Studies show that kids who have history of kidney stones are likely to suffer from the same problem in the next 10 to 20 years of his or her life.)
Low fluid—especially water—intake because it affects the ideal amount of urine that should be released daily. (If there is lesser water or fluid intake, the chances of developing kidney stones are much higher because there will be more concentration of substances that leads to faster kidney stone formation.)
Amount of diet, especially those high in animal protein such as beef, pork, lamb, or chicken are likely to develop kidney stones because they have higher concentration of protein which is one of the primary causes of kidney stones. (Experts say that children who consume too much protein are at risk in developing “calcium oxalate stones” along with problems in terms of intestinal absorption.)
Having a ketogenic diet which involves a minimal amount of carbohydrates that directly affects the levels of mineral intake
Experiencing cystic fibrosis
Suffering from urinary tract abnormalities like dysfunction of the bladder or the kidneys
Some inherited disorders from the parents
And undergoing medications such as “furosemide,” “allopurinol,” and “acetazolamide” which are known to promote formation of urine crystals that leads to the formation of kidney stones.
In a beautiful victory in the fight against food waste, Raley’s will now sell ugly vegetables.
Let’s just come right out and say it: Picky eaters are annoying. Too many people turn up their noses at perfectly good foodstuff over something barely unappetizing (looking at you, lady in front of me at Seattle Coffee Works yesterday — can a latte really be “too creamy”? IT WAS FINE). So, to avoid being that person and, more importantly, to cut back the U.S.’s massive food waste problem, it’s high time to stop demanding perfection from our food.
Luckily, more startups and grocery stores are fighting for the cause: NPR reports that a large grocery store chain in the West, Raley’s, will start selling misshapen fruits and veggies in an attempt to help consumers get over the ick-factor of carrots with legs — and also, to help the farmers that grow them. Here’s NPR:
Here in the U.S., entrepreneurs behind a venture called Imperfect Produce are betting they can turn Americans on to less-than-perfect produce …
In this promotional fundraising video, the startup’s co-founder Ben Simon explains how it works: “You get a box of seasonal ugly produce delivered to your door every week, and because this produce looks a little funky on the outside you get it for 30 to 50 percent less.” They plan to start delivery in the San Francisco area sometime this summer.
And it seems at least one major grocery chain may give it a go. Imperfect has just inked a deal with high-end chain Raley’s, which has more than 100 stores in California and Nevada. The chain says it will launch a pilot program, “Real Good” produce, in 10 Northern California stores in mid-July.
Raley’s Megan Burritt says she’s working on in-store education. When customers are picking up a funky-looking double cherry or an apple that may look like a reject, she wants them to see it in a new way. Perhaps she’ll market them as the underdogs of the produce aisle. “Who doesn’t love an underdog story!” Burritt says.
Truth. And though I don’t want to get too emotionally attached to my squash and potatoes, you gotta feel a little bit of kinship with these little ugly guys. We can’t all be Michelle Pfeiffer! And neither should our vegetables! Erm, you know what I mean.