Track whether or not you get short of breath while walking. This could be walking down the street or it could be walking up stairs, but you struggle to make it the whole way without gasping for air. It could be asthma or a cold, but it could also be a sign your heart is in trouble. Fluid that builds up in the left side of the heart can cause coughing. This is easily treatable and, once you get it fixed, chances are promising that you’ll never experience it again. While exercise promotes a healthy heart, don’t wait to get this symptom checked out. It could save your life.
Even if you may have had no previous trouble sleeping, as we age its normal (although irritating) to notice a shift in your sleeping patterns. Being sleepy earlier in the evening, waking up earlier in the morning and having a lighter sleep are all very normal changes that most people will experience. If you’re experiencing…
Research has shown, that when people walk after dinner, this lowers their blood sugar. George Washington University researchers studied people over 60 whose blood sugar was elevated but they did not have diabetes. When they walked briskly for 15 minutes, their blood sugar was lower from when they started. This helps the insulin in your body work more effectively. And, walking helps to strengthen the muscles all throughout your body.
Stress can be a killer. Almost all of us have been told that it’s a great idea to reduce the amount of stress in our lives, but that’s easier said than done most of the time. There are various products on the market that are said to help with reducing stress. Some work, others, not so much. Used in various cultures for over a thousand years, Valerian Root falls into the first category. Due to the relaxing effect it has on the nervous system, my research shows that Valerian Root is most often used for treating insomnia and stress related sleeplessness.
There’s nothing worse than the feeling of a pounding head, knowing you have a busy agenda for the day. But look no farther than massage. If you can’t afford to get to a massage therapist, massage the temple points right to the side of each eye. Massage your forehead and behind your ears.