Why am I Always Tired? – Here’s Why!!

Why am I Always Tired? – Here’s Why!!

Do you feel like you’re always tired? Most of us know what it’s like to be tired, especially when we have a cold, flu or even some other viral infection. But when your suffering from a constant lack of energy and ongoing fatigue, it may be time to check with your doctor. In most cases, there’s a reason for the fatigue. It might be allergic rhinitis, anemia, depression, fibromyalgia or some other health condition. If that’s the case, then the long-term outlook is good. Fatigue is a lingering tiredness that is constant and limiting. With fatigue, you’ll have unexplained, persistent and relapsing exhaustion. It’s similar to how you feel when you have the flu or have missed a lot of sleep. If you have chronic fatigue, you may wake in the morning feeling as though you’ve not slept at all. Or you may be unable to function at work or be productive at home. Little things you do and don’t do, can exhaust you both physically and mentally, which can make getting through your day a chore and exhausting. And that’s not a way to live and we want to help you feel better and put the pep back in your step. Here are common bad habits that can make you feel tired and simple lifestyle tweaks that will help give you back that energy you so desperately need.

Why am I Always Tired

Dehydration – Not Drinking Enough Water

Being even slightly dehydrated as little as 2% of normal fluid loss can take a toll on your energy levels. It’s extremely important to drink plenty of water. Dehydration can cause a reduction in blood volume, which makes the blood thicker. This requires your heart to pump less efficiently, reducing the speed at which oxygen and nutrients reach your muscles and organs. To calculate your normal fluid needs, take your weight in pounds, divide in half and drink that number of ounces of fluid a day. You’ll be able to tell a big difference in how you feel, just by drinking your daily water intake.

Why am I Always Tired


This condition is more common in women with heavy periods or who don’t consume enough iron. Anemia is a condition in which you do not have a sufficient amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin, the portion of your blood cells that bind to oxygen. This can result in the rest of your body becoming oxygen deprived, causing fatigue or different portions of your body to stop functioning properly. This is a very common condition for women and those with chronic diseases. If you believe you are suffering from anemia, there are a number of things you can do to help treat your condition. Certain vitamins and minerals are necessary to build a sufficient amount of healthy red blood cells. Here are some essential nutrients you should consume to treat or prevent Anemia.

  • Iron rich foods
  • Foods high in folic acid
  • Vitamin B12 rich foods
  • Vitamin C rich foods
  • Supplements

If you have been told to take iron pills to treat your anemia, you will need to do so without consuming beverages high in caffeine, calcium supplements, milk or foods high in fiber. Also avoid taking your iron supplement within two hours of consuming an antacid. These products can prevent your body from adequately absorbing your iron, limiting the supplement’s effectiveness.

Why am I Always Tired

Lack of Iron

An iron deficiency can leave you feeling sluggish, irritable, weak and unable to focus. It makes you tired because less oxygen travels to the muscles and cells. Boost your iron intake to reduce your risk of anemia by loading up on lean beef, kidney beans, tofu, eggs (including the yolk), dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and peanut butter and pair them with foods high in vitamin C, because vitamin C improves iron absorption when eaten together. An iron deficiency may be due to an underlying health problem too, so if you’re experiencing these symptoms of iron deficiency, you should visit your doc.

Why am I always Tired

Are you a Perfectionist?

Striving to be perfect is impossible, being a perfectionist makes you work much harder and longer than necessary and can be exhausting. Nothing ever seems quite right, there is always a small detail that could be added, removed or changed to make your project perfect. Unfortunately, perfect doesn’t really exist and your perfectionism is just getting in the way of your productivity and making you feel tired and exhausted. So setting a time limit for yourself on your projects and taking care to obey it. In time, you’ll realize that the extra time you were taking wasn’t actually improving your work.

why am i always tired

You Slept Until Noon on Saturday

There’s no greater pleasure than hitting the snooze button on weekends, but delaying your day has a downside. When you’re on a regular sleep schedule, your body understands when it’s supposed to be awake and when it should be resting. But a couple extra hours of shuteye messes that up. If you normally get up at 6 a.m. on weekdays but crash until noon on Saturday, you’ve lost out on 6 hours of light exposure and postponed your breakfast, throwing your body for a loop. What you need to do is sleep only an extra 60 to 90 minutes when you’ve got the time. Get out of bed, whip up some breakfast and see the light of day. You can always nap later if you’re craving more couch time. Besides taking naps are healthier for you then sleeping in.

why am i always tired

You Spoil Your Dog

Forget him crowding your bed, make your critter crash in his crate instead. In a new study from the Mayo Clinic, 10 percent of patients reported their pets disturbing their sleep at night. Common annoyances included snoring, whimpering, wandering around the house and begging to go outside. Shut Baxter out of the bedroom or get used to your diva dog’s demands (and plenty of groggy mornings to come).

why am i always tired

Your always Expecting the Worst

If you assume that you’re about to get fired when your boss calls you into an unexpected meeting or you’re too afraid to ride your bike because you worry you’ll get into an accident, then you’re guilty of “catastrophizing,” or expecting that the worst-case scenario will always occur. This anxiety can paralyze you and make you mentally exhausted. When you catch yourself having these thoughts, take a deep breath and ask yourself how likely it is that the worst really will happen. Getting outdoors, meditating, exercising or even sharing your concerns with a friend may help you better cope and become more realistic.

why am i always tired

Don’t Live off Junk Food

Foods loaded with sugar and simple carbs (like the ones you’ll find in a box or at the drive-thru window) rank high on the glycemic index (GI), an indicator of how rapidly carbohydrates increase blood sugar. Constant blood sugar spikes followed by sharp drops cause fatigue over the course of the day. Keep your blood sugar steady by having a lean protein along with a whole grain at every meal. Good choices include chicken (baked, not fried) and brown rice, salmon and sweet potato or salad with chicken and fruit.

why am i always tired

Checking E-mails at Bedtime

The glaring light of a tablet, smartphone or even your computer’s backlit screen can throw off your body’s natural circadian rhythm by suppressing melatonin, which is a hormone that helps regulate sleep and wake cycles. Sensitivity to the digital glow of tech toys can vary from person to person, but in general it’s a good idea to avoid all technology for one to two hours before bedtime. Can’t avoid checking your device before your head hits the pillow? Then hold it at least 14 inches away from your face to reduce the risk of sleep interference.

why am i always tired

Poor Dieting and Skipping Breakfast

The food you eat fuels your body and when you sleep, your body continues using what you consumed at dinner the night before to keep your blood pumping and oxygen flowing. So, when you wake up in the morning, you need to refuel with breakfast. Skip it, and you’ll feel sluggish. Eating breakfast is like starting a fire in your body by kick starting your metabolism. Eat a breakfast that includes whole grains, lean protein and healthy fat. Good examples include oatmeal with protein powder and a dab of peanut butter. A tasty smoothie made with fruit, protein powder, low-fat milk and almond butter or eggs with two slices of whole-wheat toast and low-fat Greek yogurt. Now that’s how you start out a good day. You’ll feel so much better and more productive!

why am i always tired

Not Getting Plenty of Rest and Always Staying Stressed

When you don’t get enough sleep, you end up feeling grumpy, unfocused and hungry. However, not sleeping enough can affect a lot more than just your mood. It can also cause your health to deteriorate. You might not realize it, but not getting enough sleep can increase your risk of high blood pressure, depression, stroke, heart attack, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Beyond all of the health issues mentioned previously, sleep deprivation can also cause your overall productivity and quality of living to decline. Some individuals have even passed away because they didn’t get enough sleep. Stress can take a huge toll on your body, like lack of sleep, it can affect your heart, increasing your chances of a heart attack and even a stroke. High Blood Pressure and depression too. If you get stressed out, please get away from whatever is the cause. Escape, rest your mind by going outside and taking in the wonders of nature. I truly feel that nature is a great way to heal the soul. If you have a hemic go and close your eyes and let everything escape your mind by listening to the beautiful sounds around you. Or go lay a blanket down and relax your mind and body and let nature help. I know some may think, “yeah like that will help” but how do you know if you haven’t tired it. Try it, but you have to really try, don’t think of anything. Connect with yourself and take a few deep breaths and release. I guarantee you’ll feel so much better if you just relax. Whatever helps you relax, do it! And make sure you get at least 8 to 9 hours of sleep.

Understanding The Anatomy Of The Spine

Understanding The Anatomy Of The Spine

The spine is made of 33 individual bones stacked one on top of one another. Ligaments and muscles connect the bones together and keep them aligned. The spinal column provides the main support for your body, allowing you to stand upright, bend and twist. Protected deep inside the bones is where the spinal cord connects your body to the brain, allowing movement of your arms and legs. Strong muscles and bones, flexible tendons and ligaments and sensitive nerves contribute to a healthy spine. Understanding the anatomy of the spine will help keep your spine healthy, which is extremely important if you want to live an active life without back pain.

When viewed from the side, an adult spine has a natural S-shaped curve. The neck (cervical) and lower back (lumbar) regions have a slight concaveunderstanding-the-anatomy-of-the-spine curve and the thoracic and sacral regions have a gentle convex curve. The curves work like a coiled spring to absorb shock, maintain balance and allow range of motion throughout the spinal column. The muscles and the correct posture maintain the natural spinal curves. Good posture involves training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie so that the least amount of strain is placed on the spine during movement or weight-bearing activities. Excess body weight, weak muscles and other forces can pull at the spine’s alignment.

  • An abnormal curve of the lumbar spine is lordosis – which is called sway back.
  • An abnormal curve of the thoracic spine is kyphosis – which is called hunchback.
  • An abnormal curve from side-to-side is called scoliosis.



The two main muscle groups that affect the spine are extensors and flexors. The extensor muscles are attached to the back of the spine which enables us to be able to stand up and lift objects. The flexor muscles are in the front and include the abdominal muscles, which helps us to flex or bend forward and are important in lifting and controlling the arch in the lower back. The back muscles stabilize your spine. Poor muscle tone or a large belly can pull your entire body out of alignment and that can put incredible strain on the spine.


The Vertebrae is the 33 individual bones that interlock with each other to form the spinal column. The vertebrae is numbered and divided into regions, cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum and coccyx. Only the top 24 bones are moveable, the vertebrae of the sacrum and coccyx are fused. The vertebrae in each region have unique features that help them perform their main functions. understanding-the-anatomy-of-the-spine

Cervical (Neck) – Cervical spine’s main function is to support the weight of the head (about 10 pounds). The seven cervical vertebrae are numbered C1 to C7. Because of two specialized vertebrae that connect to the skull, the neck has the greatest range of motion. The first vertebra (C1) is the ring-shaped atlas that connects directly to the skull. This joint allows for the nodding or “yes” motion of the head. The second vertebra (C2) is the peg-shaped axis, which has a projection called the odontoid, that the atlas pivots around. This joint allows for the side-to-side or “no” motion of the head.

Thoracic (mid back) – The thoracic spine main function is to hold the rib cage and protect the heart and lungs. The twelve thoracic vertebrae are numbered T1 to T12. The range of motion in the thoracic spine is limited.

Lumbar (low back) – The lumbar spines main function is to bear the weight of the body. The five lumbar vertebrae are numbered L1 to L5. These vertebrae are much larger in size to absorb the stress of lifting and carrying heavy objects.

Sacrum – The main function of the sacrum is to connect the spine to the hip bones (iliac). There are five sacral vertebrae, which are fused together. Together with the iliac bones, they form a ring called the pelvic girdle.

Coccyx region – The four fused bones of the coccyx or tailbone provide attachment for ligaments and muscles of the pelvic floor.

Intervertebral Discs

Intervertebral discs sit in between the vertebrae. They are flat and round, and about a half inch thick.

Intervertebral discs are made up of two components:

  • Nucleus pulposus. The nucleus pulposus is gel-filled and makes up the center of the disc. The gel-filled nucleus is composed mostly of fluid and gives the disc flexibility and strength.This fluid is absorbed during the night as you lie down and is pushed out during the day as you move upright.
  • Annulus fibrosus. This is the flexible outer ring of the disc. It’s made up of several layers, similar to elastic bands.


When you are standing or moving, weight is put onto the nucleus. In response, the nucleus expands. The annulus holds the nucleus in place. This allows movement to take place, yet maintains the strength of the spine. In effect, discs act as shock absorbers for the spine.The disc, like other cartilage, consists mainly of a matrix of collagen fibres (which are embedded in a gel of proteoglycan) and of water. These together make up 90 to 95% of the total tissue mass, although the proportions vary with location within the disc and with age and degeneration. There are cells interspersed throughout the matrix that are responsible for synthesizing and maintaining the different components within it.

With age, our discs increasingly lose the ability to reabsorb fluid and become brittle and flatter, this is why we get shorter as we grow older. The intervertebral disc is a very important structure. Many nerve endings supply the annulus and as a result, an injured annulus can cause severe pain.

Vertebral arch & spinal canal

On the back of each vertebra are bony projections that form the vertebral arch. The arch is made of two supporting pedicles and two laminae. The hollow spinal canal contains the spinal cord, fat, ligaments and blood vessels. Under understanding-the-anatomy-of-the-spineeach pedicle, a pair of spinal nerves exits the spinal cord and pass through the intervertebral foramen to branch out to your body.

Facet Joints

Between the back of the vertebrae are small joints that also help your spine move. These facet joints have a cartilage surface, very much like a hip or a knee joint does. The facet joints are important for allowing rotation of the spine but may develop arthritis and become a source for lower back or even neck pain.

Ligaments and Tendons

Ligaments and tendons are fibrous bands of connective tissue that attach to bone. Ligaments connect two or more bones together and help stabilize joints. Tendons attach muscle to bone. Tendons vary in size and are somewhat elastic and attach bones to muscles. The system of ligaments in the vertebral column, combined with the tendons and muscles, provides a natural brace to help protect the spine from injury. Ligaments aid in joint stability during rest and movement and help prevent injury from hyperextension and hyperflexion (excessive movements).


Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is the most important structure between the body and the brain. The Spinal Cord is connected to the brain and is about the diameter of a human finger. From the brain the spinal cord descends down the middle of the back and is surrounded and protected by the bony vertebral column. The spinal cord is surrounded by a clear fluid called Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF), that acts as a cushion to protect the delicate nerve tissues against damage from banging against the inside of the vertebrae. The anatomy of the spinal cord itself, consists of millions of nerve fibres which transmit electrical information to and from the limbs, trunk and organs of the body, back to and from the brain. The nerves which exit the spinal cord in the upper section, the neck, control breathing and the arms. The nerves which exit the spinal cord in the mid and lower section of the back, control the trunk and legs, as well as the bladder, bowel and sexual function. The nerves which carry information from the brain to muscles are called Motor Neurones. The understanding-the-anatomy-of-the-spinenerves which carry information from the body back to the brain are called Sensory Neurones. Sensory Neurones carry information to the brain about skin temperature, touch, pain and joint position. The brain and spinal cord are referred to as the Central Nervous System, whilst the nerves connecting the spinal cord to the body are referred to as the Peripheral Nervous System. Any damage to the spinal cord can result in a loss of sensory and motor function below the level of injury. For example, an injury to the thoracic or lumbar area may cause motor and sensory loss of the legs and trunk (called paraplegia). An injury to the cervical (neck) area may cause sensory and motor loss of the arms and legs (called tetraplegia, formerly known as quadriplegia).

Spinal nerves

The spinal cord is made up of neuronal cell bodies and axons. The cell bodies are located in the horns (grey matter) and ganglia, and the axons comprise the white matter (tracts) of the cord. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves branch off the spinal cord. The spinal nerves act as telephone lines carrying messages back and forth between your body and spinal cord to control sensation and movement. Each spinal nerve has two roots. The ventral (front) root carries motor impulses from the brain and the dorsal (back) root carries sensory impulses to the brain. The ventral and dorsal roots fuse together to form a spinal nerve. The spinal nerve travels down the spinal canal alongside the cord, until it reaches its exit hole, the intervertebral foramen. Once the nerve passes through the intervertebral foramen, it branches, each branch has both motor and sensory fibers. The smaller branch, called the posterior primary ramus, turns posteriorly to supply the skin and muscles of the back of the body. The larger branch, called the anterior primary ramus turns anteriorly to supply the skin and muscles of the front of the body and forms most of the major nerves.


The spinal nerves innervate specific areas and form a striped pattern across the body called dermatomes. Doctors use this pattern to diagnose the location of a spinal problem based on the area of pain or muscle weakness. Like leg pain (sciatica) usually indicates a problem near the L4-S3 nerves.


Spinal Meninges and Cerebrospinal Fluid

Collectively, the Dura mater, arachnoid mater, and pia mater surrounding the spinal cord form the spinal meninges. These membranes and CSF surround, support, and protect the spinal cord and the spinal nerve roots, including those in the cauda equina. The spinal Dura mater, composed of tough, fibrous, and some elastic tissue, is the outermost covering membrane of the spinal cord. The spinal Dura mater is separated from the vertebrae by the extradural (epidural) space. The Dura forms the spinal Dural sac, a long tubular sheath within the vertebral canal. The spinal Dural sac adheres to the margin of the foramen magnum of the cranium, where it is continuous with the cranial Dura mater. The spinal Dural sac is pierced by the spinal nerves and is anchored inferiorly to the coccyx by the filum terminale. The spinal Dura extends into the IV foramina and along the posterior and anterior nerve roots distal to the spinal ganglia to form Dural root sheaths, or sleeves. These sheaths blend with the epineurium, outer connective tissue covering of spinal nerves, that adheres to the periosteum lining the IV foramina.

The spinal arachnoid mater is a delicate, avascular membrane composed of fibrous and elastic tissue that lines the Dural sac and the Dural root sheaths. It encloses the CSF-filled subarachnoid space containing the spinal cord, spinal nerve roots, and spinal ganglia. The arachnoid mater is not attached to the Dura but is held against the inner surface of the Dura by the pressure of the CSF. In a lumbar spinal puncture, the needle traverses the Dura and arachnoid mater simultaneously. Their apposition is the Dura–arachnoid interface, often erroneously referred to as the subdural space. No actual space occurs naturally at this site, it’s rather a weak cell layer. Bleeding into this layer creates a pathological space at the Dura–arachnoid junction in which a subdural hematoma is formed. In the cadaver, because of the absence of CSF, the arachnoid falls away from the internal surface of the Dura and lies loosely on the spinal cord. The arachnoid mater is separated from the pia mater on the surface of the spinal cord by the subarachnoid space containing CSF. Delicate strands of connective tissue, the arachnoid trabeculae, span the subarachnoid space connecting the arachnoid and pia.


The spinal pia mater, the innermost covering membrane of the spinal cord, consists of flattened cells with long, equally flattened processes that closely follow all the surface features of the spinal cord. The pia mater also directly covers the roots of the spinal nerves and spinal blood vessels. Inferior to the conus medullaris, the pia continues as the filum terminale.

The spinal cord is suspended in the Dural sac by the filum terminale and especially by the right and left saw tooth denticulate ligaments (L. denticulus, a small tooth), which run longitudinally along each side of the spinal cord. These ligaments consist of a fibrous sheet of pia mater extending midway between the posterior and the anterior nerve roots. Between 20 and 22 of these processes, shaped much like sharks’ teeth, attach to the internal surface of the arachnoid-lined Dural sac. The superior processes (uppermost part) of the right and left denticulate ligament attach to the cranial Dura mater immediately superior to the foramen magnum. The inferior process extends from the conus medullaris passing between the T12 and the L1 nerve roots.

Subarachnoid Space

The subarachnoid space lies between the arachnoid mater and the pia mater and is filled with CSF. The enlargement of the subarachnoid space in the Dural sac, caudal to the conus medullaris, and containing CSF and the cauda equina is the lumbar cistern.

Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body. It gives your body structure and support. Without it you could not stand up or keep yourself upright. It allows you to move about freely and to bend with flexibility. The spine is also designed to protect your spinal cord. The spinal cord is the most important, it has nerves that connects your brain to the rest of your body, allowing you to control your movements. Without a spinal cord you could not move any part of your body, and your organs could not function. Keeping your spine healthy is vital if you want to live an active life. Be sure to browse through our website we have plenty of valuable information for your health, spine and even how to help with back pain, the causes and treatment.    

Sciatica – Say Goodbye To Sciatica Pain



Sciatica – Say Goodbye To Sciatica Pain

As many as 40% of people will get Sciatica, or irritation of the sciatic nerve, at some point in their life. The most common symptom from Sciatica is pain. Most people describe a deep, severe pain that starts low on one side of the back and then shoots down the buttock and the leg with certain movements. Sciatica can also cause hip pain. The pain is usually worse with both prolonged sitting and standing. In most people, the pain gets worse by sneezing, coughing, laughing, or a hard bowel movement. Bending backward can also make the pain worse. You may also notice a weakness in your leg or foot, along with the pain. The weakness may become so bad you can’t move your foot.

Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the Sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. This nerve comes from either side of the lower spine and travels through the pelvis and buttocks. Then the nerve passes along the back of each upper leg before it divides at the knee into branches that go to the feet. Anything that puts pressure on or irritates this nerve can cause pain that shoots down the back of one buttock or thigh. The sensation of pain can vary widely. Sciatica may feel like a mild ache; a sharp, burning sensation; or extreme discomfort. Sciatica can also cause feelings of numbness, weakness, and tingling. Seek immediate medical attention if you have progressive lower extremity weakness, numbness in the upper thighs, and/or loss of bladder or bowel control.

Other Common symptoms of Sciatica include:

  • Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting
  • Burning or tingling down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
  • A constant pain on one side of the rear
  • A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up

Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often, the pain extends from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. Depending on where the Sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes. For some people, the pain from Sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others, the Sciatica pain might be infrequent and irritating, and has the potential to get worse.

The Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica is caused by irritation of the root(s) of the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine.

Other common causes of Sciatica include:

  • Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back)
  • Degenerative disc disease (breakdown of discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae)
  • Spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another one)
  • and even Pregnancy

Other things that may make your back pain worse include being overweight, not exercising regularly, wearing high heels, or sleeping on a mattress that is too soft, yeah you heard that right, a mattress that is too soft can cause your back to hurt!

Treatment for Sciatic pain ranges from hot and cold packs and medications to exercises and complementary and alternative remedies. While it may seem counterintuitive, exercise is usually better for relieving Sciatic pain than bed rest. Patients may rest for a day or two after their Sciatic pain flares up, but after that time period, inactivity will usually make the pain worse. Without exercise and movement, the back muscles and spinal structures become deconditioned and less able to support the back.

The deconditioning and weakening can lead to back injury and strain, which causes additional pain. In addition, active exercise is also important for the health of the spinal discs. Movement helps exchange nutrients and fluids within the discs to keep them healthy and prevent pressure on the Sciatic nerve. Caring for Sciatica should be considered part of one’s daily living, not just something to add to the routine at the end of the day. In addition to an exercise routine, patients with Sciatica should minimize everyday stress on the lower back, including using appropriate ergonomics while lifting, maintaining good posture, making sure the lower back is supported while sitting, and avoiding sitting or standing for long periods of time.

We Recommend Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems, which is one of the best treatments for helping and relieving Sciatica. Which is a specific, controlled, progressive exercise program and back treatment that is tailored around the underlying cause of the Sciatic pain. The specific Sciatica exercises serve two main purposes:

  • Reduces the sciatic pain in the near term
  • Provides conditioning to help prevent future recurrences of the pain

If your dealing with Sciatica and have tried countless of exercises, home remedies, medications and treatments, and nothing seems to help. Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems is the one system that is tailored around the underlying cause of the Sciatica and back pain. It’ll strengthen the abdominal and back muscles in order to provide more support for the back. Stretching exercises for Sciatica target muscles that cause pain when they are tight and inflexible. When patients engage in a regular program of gentle strengthening and stretching exercises, they can recover more quickly from a flare up of Sciatica and are less likely to experience future episodes of pain. Learn More about Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems!

7 Exercises To Sculpt Your Buns To Perfection

7 Exercises To Sculpt Your Buns To Perfection


Stability ball reverse extension

Tighten and tone your butt and a few other assets with these multi-muscle moves.

Your butt’s not the only part of your backside you should work. Strengthen the erector spinae, the muscles of the back, with this move for better posture—which means instant flatter belly.

How to do it: Lie face-down on a stability ball with hands and toes on the floor, hands below shoulders, and lower torso on top of the ball. Keeping legs pressed together and core engaged, slowly lift up legs until they are parallel with torso. (Avoid lifting legs higher than body, which will cause arching in lower back.) With control, lower legs to starting position. Do 15 to 20 reps.


Glute bridge with skull crusher

This caboose-booster promotes healthier hip joints by stretching the hip flexors and strengthening the glutes, while at the same time challenging your core and tightening your triceps.

How to do it: Lie face-up with knees bent and feet flat on the floor about 12 inches away from hips, holding dumbbells. Extend arms, keeping wrists aligned with shoulders. With core engaged and spine in a neutral position, slowly tuck pelvis under, pushing into heels and lifting glutes and lower back off of the floor until hips are completely open at the top without arching back. Lower hips to hover just above the floor and bend elbows, drawing hands beside each ear. Extend arms and press up hips again. Continue, never letting hips touch the floor, for 12 to 15 reps.



Donkey kick

Also known as quadruped bent-knee hip extension (and you thought “donkey kick” was odd), this tush-toner elicits a higher degree of muscle activation in both the gluteus maximus and gluteus minimums than many other commonly performed butt exercises, according to University of Wisconsin-La Crosse researchers. It also asks more of your hamstrings so you look even better from behind in mini-skirts, short shorts and swimsuits (we know the struggle—these are the best bikini bottoms for your body type).

How to do it: Get on all fours with knees below hips and wrists below shoulders. Keeping core engaged, hips and shoulders square to the floor, right leg bent and right foot flexed, slowly lift right leg until thigh is parallel with the floor. Lower to starting position. Do 12 to 15 reps, then switch legs to complete set.



Single-leg deadlift with single-arm row

This single-leg variation of one of the best lower-body strengthening exercises—the deadlift—also provides the back-sculpting (back fat is pesky—try these moves, too!) benefits of the single-arm row.

How to do it: Stand with feet together holding a dumbbell in left hand. Keeping core engaged, hinge forward at hips, lifting left foot off of the floor and extending leg behind you. Balancing on right leg, continue to bend forward and lower the dumbbell toward the floor, keeping hips and shoulders squared. Perform a single-arm row, drawing left elbow straight back until the dumbbell is in line with chest. Extend left arm and slowly stand up, returning to starting position. Do 12 to 15 reps, then switch sides to complete set.



Squat and squeeze

You won’t miss a single lower-body muscle when you blend a squat to hit your glutes, hamstrings and quads, with a calf raise and sponge ball squeeze to target your calves and inner thighs.

How to do it: Stand with feet hip-width apart, toes pointed forward and a small sponge ball placed between thighs. Keeping core engaged and spine neutral, hinge at hips, lowering down into a squat while applying gentle pressure to the ball. Slowly extend legs, rising up onto balls of feet, lifting heels for a calf raise, squeezing the ball at the top of the movement. Do 12 to 15 reps.



Single-arm SandBell swing

It’s hard to think of exercises that truly sculpt your entire body, but this one fits the bill and also improves grip strength and boosts aerobic capacity, all while torching some serious calories—as much as nearly 20 calories per minute, according to an American Council on Exercise study.

How to do it: Stand with feet hip-width apart holding a SandBell or kettlebell in right hand with an overhand grip. Hinge at hips, drawing the SandBell back between legs, then thrust hips forward, generating power from lower body to raise the SandBell to shoulder height. Once at shoulder height, release the SandBell momentarily mid-air, switching hands so the SandBell is now in left hand. Continue, alternating hands for 20 reps.



Dumbbell step-up

This step-up will perk up your butt, tone your thighs and give you strong shoulders to sexily top off strapless dresses.

How to do it: Stand facing a bench or step, holding dumbbells just above shoulders, palms facing in. Place right foot on the bench and push off left foot until both feet are on top of the bench. With elbows at about 11 o’clock and 1 o’clock, extend arms. Slowly lower dumbbells back to shoulders, then step right foot back onto the floor, followed by left foot. Repeat, starting with left foot. Continue, alternating feet for 16 to 20 reps.


Back Pain Treatments and Facts You Must Know!


Back Pain Treatments and Facts You Must Know!

Back pain is a common health issue today that affects at least eight out of 10 people. It’s a prevalent problem among Americans. In fact, statistics from the American Chiropractic Association reveal that at least 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time.

The ACA report also says that:

  • One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
  • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, it is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office (next to upper-respiratory infections).
  • As many as 75 to 85 percent of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. In most cases, this pain is mechanical in nature – it is NOT caused by a serious medical condition, such as inflammatory arthritis or fracture.

Chronic back pain has become such a debilitating problem – and it’s costly, too. According to the ACA, Americans spend at least 50 billion dollars each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs! I cannot stress enough that preventing or treating disease is possible without the intervention of medications. The same is true for back pain. You only need to address the root cause of the problem by changing your lifestyle and the way you eat and move. 

Conventional health care practitioners are quick to prescribe medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen, and even opioids for chronic pain. But even if these medications can provide immediate back pain relief, their effect is only temporary – the pain will come back sooner or later and in some cases will cause hyperalgesia, or increased sensitivity to pain!

What’s more, medications touted to provide back pain relief are saddled with severe side effects. For example, NSAIDs, one of the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market, not only put you at a two- to four-fold higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems, but may also cause:

  • Severe gastrointestinal problems, like digestive tract bleeding
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Kidney problems

Be mindful that these life-threatening side effects of painkillers are not restricted to prescription NSAIDs like Celebrex, but may also come from over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, Advil, and Motrin. Opioid painkillers like OxyContin, which are also commonly prescribed for back pain relief, also have a highly addictive nature. In fact, opioids are among the most commonly abused prescription drugs today, and are a leading contributor to the increasing rates of fatal prescription drug overdoses. This is why back pain is now one of the primary reasons why so many American adults get addicted to painkillers.

The bottom line is that painkillers always come with risks. Unfortunately, if you consult your conventional physician about your chronic back pain, he will often prescribe a long-term treatment plan that may include anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants and possibly other types of pain medication or even anti-seizure drugs – a poisonous chemical cocktail that will put your health at severe risk!

If you are already suffering from chronic back pain or pain of any kind, you should understand that there are many safe and effective alternatives than prescription and over-the-counter painkillers, though they may require some patience. As a chiropractor I can assure you one of the best tactics to help treat back pain is to see a qualified chiropractor. Chiropractor Physiology puts great emphasis on your body’s innate healing wisdom and does not rely on “Band-Aids” like drugs and surgery. 

The problem is that a lot of people ignore chiropractic care, thinking that it’s just “pushing bones into place.” However, there’s a whole lot more to chiropractic care. In fact, one of the basic foundations of this health system is “vitalism” – recognizing that the human body has an innate healing intelligence or ‘life force’ that guides and directs your body’s healing process. Qualified chiropractic, osteopathic, and naturopathic physicians are reliable, as they have received extensive training in the management of musculoskeletal disorders during their course of graduate healthcare training, which lasts between four to six years. These health experts have comprehensive training in musculoskeletal management.

Many studies have confirmed that chiropractic management is much safer and less expensive than allopathic medical treatments, especially when used for low-back pain treatment. What’s more, researchers have also found that chiropractic adjustments may affect the chemistry of biological processes on a cellular level. Chiropractic care can affect the basic physiological processes that profoundly influence oxidative stress, immune function and DNA repair. This means that aside from addressing any immediate spinal misalignment that might cause back pain, chiropractic care can also help address, prevent and treat deeper dysfunctions in your body. If you live in Richmond, Virginia or outside the area. I recommend taking a trip to Integrative Health Spine & Disc Center, which is the largest Laser clinic in Virginia specializing in chronic pain conditions. For several years now Dr. Hurst and his team have been helping thousands of patients get rid of their chronic pain utilizing the latest technologies that are available. Dr. Hurst has developed his own treatment protocol, Laser Vibe Therapy.  Through the use of Laser Therapy, Spinal Decompression Therapy, Whole Body Vibration Therapy, and a specific stretching and exercise protocol that he developed for his patients.

Dr. Hurst is seeing results with his patients that are typically unheard of. Many of his patients are those who have been referred back and forth over the years from doctor to doctor without getting any real relief.  Even with the odds stacked against him… Dr. Hurst is still getting over a 90% success rate with patients getting relief in just the first visit! You can also purchase his amazing Doctors Pain Relief Systems which is all Natural and Effective! It has exercises that helps strengthen the muscles of your spine. Exercises that are simple but powerful structural movements that help strengthen and realign your body posture and address the root cause of lower back pain, which is related to weakness and imbalance among your posterior chain of muscles that are caused by a sedentary lifestyle and too much sitting. It focuses on your core – the part of your body connected to your pelvis, whether above or below it. These include your hamstrings, gluts, and adductor muscles. It teaches all these muscles to work together through integrated chains of movement, which is how you’re structurally designed to move. Every exercise included lengthens the front of your body, which is over-tightened, and strengthens the back of your body, helping you stand tall and move with grace and flexibility.

This is your opportunity to final find a solution for your back pain. End your journey today with Dr. Hurst and his caring staff. No more medications, no more physical therapy and no more monthly payments and thousands of dollars down the drain. Find out why Doctor’s Back Pain System is different from all back treatments on the market.

11 Ways To Avoid Back Pain


11 Ways To Avoid Back Pain

If you’ve been dealing with a sore back, you’re not alone. Four out of five people experience back pain at some point in their life, making it the fifth most common reason for visiting the doctor. Back pain takes various forms, from a persistent dull ache to sudden sharp pain, and has many causes. Sometimes it results from a sprain, fracture, or other accidental injury. It can stem from a disease or medical condition, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal through which the spinal cord runs). Many people develop back pain in part because they’re overweight or sedentary.

The good news is that most lower back pain usually gets better within a few days or weeks, and surgery is rarely necessary. What’s more, simple self-help strategies such as these can be surprisingly effective at preventing back pain and keeping it from returning:

1. Get more exercise. If your back is hurting, you may think the best way to get relief is to limit exercise and to rest. A day or two of rest may help, but more than that may not help the pain. Experts now know that regular physical activity can help ease inflammation and muscle tension.

2. Watch your weight. Extra pounds, especially in your midsection, can make back pain worse by shifting your center of gravity and putting strain on your lower back. Staying within 10 pounds of your ideal weight may help control back pain. Here’s help to get started on weight loss.

3.Sleeping position. If you’re prone to back pain, talk with your doctor about the best sleeping position. Sleeping on your side with your knees pulled up slightly toward your chest is sometimes suggested. Prefer to sleep on your back? Put one pillow under your knees and another under your lower back. Sleeping on your stomach can be especially hard on your back. If you can’t sleep any other way, place a pillow under your hips. 

4. If you smoke, stop. Smoking restricts the flow of nutrient-containing blood to spinal discs, so smokers are especially vulnerable to back pain. 

5. Pay attention to your posture. The best chair for preventing back pain is one with a straight back or low-back support. Keep your knees a bit higher than your hips while seated. Prop your feet on a stool if you need to. If you must stand for a prolonged period, keep your head up and your stomach pulled in. If possible, rest one foot on a stool — and switch feet every five to 15 minutes. 

6. Be careful how you lift. Don’t bend over from the waist to lift heavy objects. Bend your knees and squat, pulling in your stomach muscles and holding the object close to your body as you stand up. Don’t twist your body while lifting. If you can, push rather than pull heavy objects. Pushing is easier on the back.

7. Stash the skinny jeans. Clothing so tight that it interferes with bending, sitting, or walking can aggravate back pain.

8. Avoid high heels. They can shift your center of gravity and strain your lower back. Stick to a one-inch heel. If you have to go higher, bring along a pair of low-heeled shoes and slip into them if you become uncomfortable.

9. Lighten your wallet. Sitting on an overstuffed wallet may cause discomfort and back pain. If you’re going to be sitting for a prolonged period — while driving, for example, take your wallet out of your back pocket.  Better yet… keep your wallet in your front pocket from now on!

10. Pick the right handbag or briefcase. Buy a bag or briefcase with a wide, adjustable strap that’s long enough to reach over your head. A messenger bag (like the ones bike messengers wear) is made to wear this way. Having the strap on the opposite shoulder of the bag distributes the weight more evenly and helps keep your shoulders even and your back pain-free. When carrying a heavy bag or case without straps, switch hands frequently to avoid putting all the stress on one side of the body. To lighten the load, periodically purge bags, cases, backpacks, and other carriers of things you don’t need.

11. Forget about back braces. Various back supports are available, from elastic bands to special corsets. They can be helpful after certain kinds of surgery, but there is not much evidence that they help treat chronic back pain. 

If you follow the 11 steps given to you, you’ll be able to avoid a great deal of back pain. Most Back Pain is caused by us, lifting, working ourselves to death, lack of exercise and most important posture.

There are a lot of causes but I guarantee if you make some changes you’ll be able to feel a difference and avoid severe back pain. If your experiencing severe back pain, you’ll be surprised just how much exercise can help.

Check out our Award Winning all natural back pain treatment that responds to your back pain, treats multiple conditions that cause back pain and is unlike any other back treatment on the market.

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Amazing Health Tips You Need To Know!



Amazing Health Tips You Need To Know!

My patients are among my best teachers. They’ve taught me how to communicate clearly—and how to live a better life. On The Dr. Oz Show, I’ve seen that once people are emotionally involved, change happens quickly, especially if they feel that their behavior is letting loved ones down. Large-scale change seems daunting. We want simple routines that we can automatically follow. Adopt some of the steps here, which anyone can do, and you will like your life more in just a couple of weeks. And you’ll live longer. Try them—they work for me.

Laugh More
Laughing not only eases stress, promotes social bonding, and lowers blood pressure, it may also boost your immune system. So bring some humor into your life, whether it’s through friends or even a new TV show (preferably mine).

Don’t Skip Breakfast
Fiber in the morning means less hunger late in the afternoon, when you’re most likely to feel tired and gorge yourself on sugar. My morning dose comes from steel-cut oatmeal, usually mixed with raisins, walnuts, and flaxseed oil. An early start on eating also keeps your metabolism more active throughout the day; breakfast eaters are thinner than people who just rush out the door.

Hit the Sack
Conan and Dave are funny, but they’re not worth the strain on your system. Seven hours of sleep a night not only helps you live longer, but also lowers your stress, sharpens your memory, and reduces cravings for pants-splitting foods. Set a bedtime and stick to it. My target is 10:30 p.m. I record the late shows and then watch them the next day as I pedal a stationary bike.

Admire Your Work
Don’t be so trigger-happy with the flusher. Turn around and take a look at your poop, which speaks volumes about your gut and overall health. Poop should be smooth and S-shaped, like your colon. If it comes out too lumpy, or drops into the bowl like marbles, you’re constipated. Increase your fiber and water intake. This happens to me when I travel, so I fiber-load before a trip to avoid getting irritable.

Don’t Pamper Your Bad Back
Even if you’re hunched over in agony, taking to your bed will only make a bad back worse. The latest research shows that bed rest weakens back muscles and prolongs the suffering. Married men may suffer more than single men because of all the pampering. I used to love milking the care from Lisa, but the best solution is to get up and exercise daily.

Taste the Colors
Foods with bright, rich colors are more than just nice to look at. They’re also packed with flavonoids and carotenoids, powerful compounds that bind the damaging free radicals in your body, lowering inflammation. (Sadly, skittles do not count.) Eat nine fistfuls of colorful fruits and vegetables each day and you’ll reap the benefits without having to give up other foods. Whenever I shop the produce aisle, I’m reminded that these foods are often more powerful than the drugs sold in pharmacies. My favorites are arugula and blueberries.

Brushing is Not Enough
If you plan to spend your later years eating more than yogurt and applesauce, invest in some floss. No matter how thoroughly or long you brush your teeth, you’re missing a good portion of their total surface. That’s like washing one armpit after a workout. But the dangers of skipping floss go beyond hygiene: The bacteria that linger can increase your risk of heart disease. I use Reach Ultraclean floss, which stretches to glide between teeth.

Join a Yoga Class
Yoga is the most important exercise of my daily routine. Being surrounded by beautiful women in spandex should be reason enough for you to join a class, but if you need more motivation, consider this: Yoga eases stress, lowers blood pressure, slows heart rates, and increases flexibility. And there’s nothing mystical about it. Loosening your muscles will make them more adaptable, so you may be less likely to injure yourself playing sports. Sure, some of the poses may look ridiculous, but that’s for a reason you’ll learn quickly enough. Yoga can reach and work muscles that are ignored during routine sports and daily life. My favorite maneuver is the sun salutation.

Take a Deep Belly Breath
Do this anywhere, anytime. Push out your bellows and suck air through your nose until your lungs are full. They’ll fill with nitric oxide, a chemical found in the back of your nose that opens up blood vessels. The dose of oxygen will make you feel happier and more alert. This is my secret technique for calming down before a show or a tough stitch in the OR.

Don’t Be an Island
Ever wonder why women live longer than men do? One major reason: You form tight networks and actually talk about your problems. If you face life’s stresses alone, you will make yourself older. Bankruptcy, for example, causes enough stress to wreak havoc on your body. With another person’s love and support, that inner aging can be reduced. Don’t forget to reach out to your friends when you need them.

Avoid Fad Diets
The secret to weight loss is not to avoid carbs, fats, yellow foods, solid foods, or foods that start with the letter G. The real trick is to lower your daily intake by about 100 calories. You’ll hardly notice, but it’ll add up to a loss of about 10 pounds in a year. Calorie restriction has been shown to lengthen life (in rats and monkeys). I cut back once a year to reset my appetite and tastebuds. Healthy food tastes great afterward. Frankly, any food would.

Lose the Belly
Grab a tape measure and put it around your body at the level of your belly button. That number should be less than half your height. So for my 6’1″ frame, I need to keep my waist under 36.5″. Just think—you’ll be avoiding heart attacks and diabetes as well as looking hot in your bikini. That’s a win win win.

Be a Smart Patient
Your doctor can help keep you in good health, but the responsibility ultimately falls on you. Seek a second opinion before undergoing any procedure, because 30 percent of the time, that opinion will change the diagnosis or plan. Keep a written medical history, and educate yourself about any family problems, even if that means calling your creepy uncle. You might even consider signing onto Microsoft HealthVault or Google Health, so your files are accessible in case you find yourself in trouble away from home.

Go Green
I drink green tea three times a day. It’s packed with heart-boosting and cancer-stopping polyphenols that black tea doesn’t offer. (These beneficial chemicals are lost when it’s fermented.) Green tea also delivers a boost of alertness, but from a smaller dose of caffeine than black tea. Green tea can even fight dandruff, although only if you pour it directly onto your scalp. (It’s probably a good idea to let it cool down first.)

Sweat Till You’re Wet
If you can work up a sweat for just 1 hour a week, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits: reduced risk of heart attack, better mood, and lower blood pressure. I like interval training on the elliptical, with 15 pullups and 15 dips every 10 minutes. Your muscles will become more efficient, so you’ll have more stamina for more enjoyable activities that also work up a sweat.

Have as Much Sex as Possible
If a 50-something woman could have sex 700 times a year, the exercise and stress reduction would make her look and feel years younger. I wouldn’t recommend quitting your day job in order to hit that number—but what’s the harm in trying? The next time you don’t feel particularly in the mood, remind yourself that not having sex is literally killing you. It works for me.

Put It in the Bank
Most people rank personal finance as their number one stressor, usually because they feel powerless. Stress not only shortens lives, it also drives people to habits like smoking, drinking, or bingeing on food. Keep some money in a special bank account, safe from your lust for a new television, and you’ll establish an emotional comfort zone with major health benefits.

Know Your Numbers, Then Aim Lower
Take the part of your brain dedicated to your nail salon’s phone number and reassign it to your heart’s vital signs. These include blood pressure (which ideally should be below 115 over 75), LDL cholesterol (under 100), resting heart rate (under 70), and fasting blood sugar (under 100). If your numbers aren’t ideal, change your diet until they improve.

Add Some Weights
Just 30 minutes twice a week spent lifting weights can build significant muscle mass. What’s more, working all that muscle burns tons of calories, making it a great way to lose your gut, too. Don’t have weights? Try lifting yourself: Pullups are the most valuable muscle-building exercises I do. Oprah’s trainer, Bob Greene, pointed out to me that pullups work the back, pecs, arms, and belly all at once. And since you’re lifting yourself, you’ll think twice before eating that doughnut, because you’ll just have to lift it later.

Grab Some Nuts
Nuts are among the best sources of healthful fats and protein around. I keep a bag of walnuts in my fridge and use their massive dose of omega-3 fatty acids to boost my brainpower while I see patients. Half of a handful eaten about 30 minutes before a meal will temper your appetite and help you avoid the drive-thru.

Hit the Dance Floor
Crosswords and card games aren’t the only way to keep your brain razor sharp. It turns out that any kind of dancing with complex moves is stimulating enough to give your neurons a workout. Even the simplest moves provide some physical exercise. So don’t be such a wallflower on your next night out.

Learn to Cook
Think you know how much butter goes into those mashed potatoes at a restaurant? You’re probably off by half. If you can cook, you not only save money but also gain control over what goes into your meals. Plus, cooking is sexy. I have trouble boiling water. Thankfully, I’m already married.

Some Pills Should Be Popped
The indoor life gives us protection from the elements and the ability to watch Gossip Girl in private. Unfortunately, roughly half of us are deficient in vitamin D which the sun is a major source. This crucial vitamin may aid in fighting cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. I take a 1,000 IU supplement each morning.

Source: Womens Health – Dr. Oz


The Best Fruit For Cleansing & Weight Loss


The Best Fruit For Cleansing & Weight Loss

I must say how excited I ‘am to know just how much nutritional Watermelon is for us. Do you remember how much you enjoyed eating watermelon as a child? I do, and I still love to eat it every summer and even all year round. Watermelons are great for hydrating your body in the hot sun. That’s why watermelon is more than just refreshing and tasty. Watermelon is great for cleansing, weight loss and your health. Don’t let its lightness fool you; it’s packed with nutrition. Watermelon is an inexpensive way to help you cleanse your body and lose weight. A one cup serving of watermelon is only 47 calories. Yes, watermelon is 92 percent water but that other 8 percent is filled with good nutrition and amazing health benefits. Watermelon is recommended by the American Council on Exercise as a good choice of diet food.


How Watermelon Helps with Cleansing, Weight Loss & Health

1. Extremely alkaline-forming in the body
Fat cells contain toxicity and acid. Your body will not let go of fat cells while you are still acidic.

2. High amount of citrulline
It creates a diuretic effect (lots of peeing) as the toxins leave your body. Citrulline makes arginine which removes ammonia and other toxins from the body. Also, arginine boosts nitric oxide, which improves blood flow. This is why a watermelon detox works so well.

3. High in dietary fiber that helps keep the colon clean, helping cleanse your body.

4. Contains glutathione that helps improve liver function.
Your body needs this to begin to detox body toxins. Glutathione is the body’s most powerful antioxidant and detoxifying agent, but outside the science community, few people have even heard of it.

5. Good source of potassium
This balances the high amounts of sodium in our diets which supports your kidneys and is great when cleansing.

6.  Prevents Wrinkles
Watermelon is high is lycopene. Lycopene helps slow down the effect of aging caused by the oxidation in your body that causes wrinkles and blemishes. 

7. Reduces inflammation
Inflammation contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer and arthritis. Less inflammation means lower toxic load in the body.



Kim Kardashian has Watermelon in her diet. Kim said, it really helps keeping my skin glowing and weight under control and it’s always helped my potassium during my pregnancy. She went on a diet after the birth of her baby North West, and Watermelon was on the list of her favs. Delicious and loves it on her salads.

Caution:  There are many good medicinal reasons to consume watermelon, but remember not to over-consume it.


My Watermelon Story

When I was disabled for ten years, with a partly functioning digestive system and could only eat 12 foods, watermelon was a lifesaver for me. I eat half of a big watermelon daily. I am grateful for watermelons helping me on my journey back to health.

Watermelon to Cleanse Your Body

  • If you are looking for a way to cleanse your body of toxins try a watermelon cleanse.
  • A watermelon detox helps cleanse your body by removing body toxins that are slowing down your metabolism. Ridding your body of toxins helps boost your metabolism.
  • When wastes build up in your body, skin conditions like cellulite occur. It’s best to do preventative detoxes to get rid of toxins before this happens.

Replace 1 Meal A Day with Watermelon.

Some people try to eat only watermelon for a week or longer. This is too unbalanced, too cleansing and too restrictive for most bodies. It’s healthy and safe to replace a single daily meal with a serving of watermelon.

Bonus Benefit: Watermelon also has Viagra-like properties.

Source: Care2

5 Great Anti-Aging Tips

Anti-aging solutions

5 Great Anti-Aging Tips

If you’re looking to live in your 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, you’re going to need to know anti-aging solutions to practice from this point forward. You want to learn anti-aging tips that focus on the body, mind and spirit. Science has proven the benefits of combining all three and the healthy aspects that this combination promotes to healthy living. Although we can’t help whom are parents are, we can start today by using these anti-aging solutions and incorporating them in your life.

Bonus. Before we get started, I want to talk about AnteageMD serums. This is by far the best anti-aging serum I’ve tried and suggested to patients. It works wonders for your skin and appearance. Science has proved this product helping you look younger within the first week! Pretty impressive and trust me, the price point will only go up. This anti-aging serum is that powerful, so be sure to check it out.

1. Challenge your brain. Studies and science has proven the benefits of stimulating the brain. You need to stay sharp and precise, one way to do this is through stimulation. We all know that knowledge is power, strive to continue to learn new things. Continue to challenge yourself. There’s a variety of healthy ways to do this. Have you heard of the television show Brain Games? We want to use this same concept. You want to think outside of work, you can try reading a book, a challenging puzzle or learning a new language. Studies have proven that high brain stimulation does have the capability to reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

2. Eating healthy is very important. We already know that eating healthy plays a big part in healthy living and a healthy lifestyle. Make sure you have your 5 servings of vegetables and fruits. Make sure your drinking your 8 cups of water. Be sure that your getting the proper vitamins and nutrients that you need for living a long life. There’s a lot of great healthy food out there and if you never explore them, you’ll never know. Just because food is healthy doesn’t mean that it doesn’t taste good. Strawberries, blueberries, grapes, white rice, just make sure your exploring all your options.

3. Mind, body and soul. The mind is a powerful thing as well as the soul. Studies have shown that stress can take away time from your life. It’s very unhealthy to be stressed. I know that we all have stress, we can’t hide from it. Even so, we can learn how to cope with stress in a healthy manner. Channel your stress and energy in healthy ways. Yoga is a perfect example of controlling stress and promoting healthy living through the mind, body and soul. Meditation is another option that you have. When you have stressful situations in your life, learn how to manage them. Avoiding years of stress can add years to your life.

4. Daily exercise is a key. You already know that exercise is important to your health. Balanced with healthy eating, the combination can ensure that you live a long life. Exercise is a powerful anti-aging solution that can slow the aging process. The proof is all around. If you’re wondering how a 60 year old can look like a 35 year old, it is the combination of eating healthy and regular exercise. I know that this can be hard for you. With all the pressure of life in general, it can be tough finding time to exercise. If you want to live longer, you have to find the time to exercise.

5. Get your 8 hours of sleep. Just like exercise, many people find it hard to get 8 hours of sleep. At this day and age, it’s tough, I know. We know that the body needs sleep to reboot. We know that sleep is healthy but we just can’t find the time to get a full 8 hours in. I’m guilty on this one. I work all day long, 7 days a week and I can feel it. If you never get 8 hours of sleep and you feel bad, this could be the reason why. You have to make the effort to get your sleep. Again, easier said then done but you have to try. If you want to live a longer life, you’re going to need your straight 8.

5 Great Tips For Natural Pain Relief

Natural Pain RelieversAt Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems, we’re always looking for ways to help you with your pain. Dr. Jason Hurst went to a great seminar recently about natural pain relievers. “I learned a lot of great things about natural pain relievers,” Dr. Hurst applied. “It’s surprising the effort and focus that our researchers and developers go through in their studies. I have to commend them all for their efforts, the seminar was unbelievable and so helpful.”

Today, we’re going to learn about natural pain relievers and how they can help you get natural pain relief.

1. Get out in the sun. By just spending 15-20 minutes outside in the sunlight, you can reduce your pain. The sun helps the body produce Vitamin D and studies have shown the Vitamin D can reduce pain. If you have back pain or neck pain, take the time to go lay out in the sun. If your sensitive to sunlight, don’t lay out for 20 minutes. You should have an idea of the amount of sun needed, get out there and enjoy it.

2. Meditate at least twice a day. Meditation can also help reduce your depression, anxiety, stress and sleeping problems that often come with chronic pain. Make sure your open minded about alternative healing before starting. This can really be a huge benefit for you. I will admit, when I first heard about this, I was like “whatever.” If you keep an open mind, this can be a huge benefit for you, it works ladies and gentlemen.

3. Get enough sleep. How many of us our working over 12 hours a day, another 8 hours a day in our routine and the next thing we know we have 4 hours to sleep? How do you feel when you wake up? If your like me, you feel like you’ve been struck by a train. Getting a full 8 hours of sleep is so critical for reliving pain and the healing process. I know it’s hard and perhaps impossible but you have to try. Make an effort to get 8 hours of sleep and let me know how you feel when you wake up, I bet you feel a lot better.

4. Go for a massage. This is my personal favorite. A great massage can work wonders for your body. If you’re looking for natural pain relievers to instantly take your pain away, this is it. Hopefully, you have a spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend to help you. If you don’t, there is a number of different machines out there to help you. If you have back pain, they have the chair you sit in. So, you do have options.

5. The value of stretching daily. How long has it been since you spent 20 minutes stretching? If it has been a long time, this natural pain reliever works like a charm. I recommend that you stretch at least 2 times a day for 20 minutes a session. Please note, it can take weeks for you to get your body and back fully stretched. Don’t give up after a few days. Your going to be sore but this only means that it is working. Within a few weeks, you’ll feel a lot better and you’ll have less pain.


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