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BANISH ACHES WITH YOGA


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If you are having constant nagging lower back pains, yoga might be the answer for you. Sufferers who did two 90-minute yoga classes a week for about six months eased soreness by 56 percent, a study in Spine shows. Those given treatments like pain meds and physical therapy lessened the hurt by only 16 percent. Posing improves posture and strengthens back muscles to keep aches at bay, researchers say. Try a yoga class around your local area, or gather a group of ladies and hire your own personal yoga trainer.

 

WRITE IT DOWN


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A health journal helps you keep track of any relevant information about general wellness. If you’re trying to shed off some pounds, you should keep track of the amount of daily food intake; this will help you keep track of your daily calorie count. A health journal is also good to keep if you’re trying to combat diabetes, so that you can keep track of your sugar levels. Start the day with a home blood test to track your sugar levels. Then write down your daily food intake, by the end of the day test your sugar level again. Noting down your blood sugar level will help you keep your sugar levels at bay. By having this information, you can refer to your diet plan and know exactly the amount of sugar intake your body may consume daily.

 

YAWN


According to studies an average adult needs between 7-8 hours of sleep each night to feel fully energized. However, according to research the average hours a person sleeps per night is 6 hours. So if you’re a night owl, try to retire from the TV an hour earlier so that you can get that much needed zzzzzzz.

 

BRUSH, BRUSH, FLOSS, FLOSS


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The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day. When you brush your teeth, you help remove food and plaque. When choosing when to brush your teeth, you might also want to consider your diet. If you've eaten acidic food or drink, avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes. These acids weaken tooth enamel, and brushing too soon can remove enamel. If you know you're going to eat or drink something acidic, brush your teeth beforehand.


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