How Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Can Help Treat Sports Hernia

Sports Hernia and What Causes It Sports hernia is a core muscle injury that affects the lower abdomen and the groin. Professional athletes who engage in high-intensity sports are particularly vulnerable to this type of injury. It is also common among recreational athletes, as well as those who engage in high school or college sports. Male athletes are more vulnerable to this type of injury more than female athletes. This injury is caused by making sudden and repetitive pelvic and hip movements, such as kicking, pivoting, or twisting. Sports hernia…

How Bodyweight Exercises Can Help You Stay Fit?

This is a guest post by Ellian. General fitness has become an integral part of our lives. Since many people have been taking interest in health and fitness, hitting the gym has become the norm. This is why the use of various exercising techniques and devices are getting popular. For those who want to build lean muscles and shed some fat layers, experts suggest them to embark a high protein and low carb diet together with workouts. But, what if an individual merely visits training sessions? How can he stay…

5 Running Tips to Avoid Leg Pain

Running a marathon is not for the fainthearted. The task appears easy, but only to find out it is as painstaking and exhaustive an exercise. Sometimes, you even experience injuries like sprains, fractures, or even simple leg pains. While most often injuries happen due to external factors, unforeseen and circumstantial, some cases are attributed to internal factors like incorrect running posture or lack of warmup. Here are 5 running tips that will help save yourself from intolerable leg pain: Stretch Stretching is necessary. Yet this is not to say that…

Sun and Sand Season: 3 Tips to Protect Your Skin from the Harmful UV Rays

Summer fun has begun all over Australia. And as Aussies and other folks flock the beaches, the incidence of sun exposure-related skin damage has officially begun. It doesn’t have to be this way, however. With all the knowledge and technologies we have today, it is now a lot easier to protect your skin against the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Here are 3 tips to help you make the most of the sun and sand season. Use an Appropriate Sunscreen One of the most effective ways to protect…

7 Amazing Ways to Build A Healthy Workplace

This is a guest post by Hannah Tay. The workplace is the place where workers stay most part of their day. With no doubt, its environment influences the attitude and personality of the workers. A stressful place of working will decrease the chances of a business to flourish and prosper. It will affect their health and increase non-attendance of the workers. On the flip side, workers will surely grow more in a positive and healthy working situation. They would love to come to a place where they feel comfortable, joyous…

Is Drinking More Than 8 Glasses Of Water A Day Good Or Bad?

With the temperatures going up and summer coming, it is important to keep yourself hydrated. The most popular saying is to drink 8 glasses a day, but is this really the rule? Would drinking more or less than that in a day be bad for your body? These questions may be simple but there is no answer that applies to everyone. Research has also come up with different recommendations. The fact is, how much water you need is dependent on several factors, like your health, your activities, and where you…

Treating Dental Emergencies While Waiting for An Appointment

This is a guest post by Dr Grillo & Jamie Brown. Dental emergencies are typically the result of an oral health issue that was ignored or left untreated for a certain period of time. They also occur when your gums or teeth have been injured in an accident, for example. Either way, no matter how the dental emergency happened, you can find temporary relief at home while you wait for your dental appointment. Toothaches and Oral Discomfort Eating too much sugar has a number of effects on the body, including…

Fun Ways To Keep Your Body Fit This Summer

Summertime is always a great opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. And while adventure theme parks and other summer getaways are always a favourite, the beaches and other bodies of water are never far behind. Water activities give you more than just fun times, however. Choosing the right water activity can help you stay fit, negating the calories that can be potentially gained from the feast that usually accompanies summer activities. For most Aussies, water activities are a way of life. And if you happen to be on the lookout…