Health Benefits of Bananas!

  • Bananas are good for people who suffer from ulcer. Banana is a barrier against stomach acids.
  • Fresh bananas are highly potassium content fruit. Potassium is good for nerve and muscle function and prevents muscle cramps after exercise. Potassium also helps to control heart rate and blood pressure, countering bad effects of sodium.
  • Bananas are naturally fat and cholesterol free.
  • Bananas are very useful in gaining weight fast. It is used as supplement food in the treatment plan for underweight children.
  • Bananas contain a good amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C is responsible for helping the body absorb iron and also destroys free radicals, most commonly associated with cell damage and signs of aging.
  • Bananas are easy to digest. It keeps digestion regular and helps to maintain low blood sugar and curbs overeating.
  • Bananas prevent the weakening of the body’s bones. Probiotic bacteria present in bananas help in absorbing calcium and increasing the digestive ability. Bananas are also good source of manganese which is necessary for bone health and metabolism.
  • Bananas diminish the uncomfortable effects of constipation and diarrhea. It contains good amount of soluble dietary fiber.
  • Bananas are being used by athletes to get instant energy. Bananas contain fructose, glucose, sucrose and maltose. Bananas also provide antioxidants that are not found in sports drinks.
  • Bananas are an excellent source of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 acts as an anti-inflammatory agent that prevents cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, as well as obesity. Vitamin B6 also helps the body make several neurotransmitters and maintain healthy brain function. Neurotransmitters are endogenous chemicals that carry signals from one nerve cell to another.
  • Bananas are rich in iron. Eating bananas increase iron and thereby hemoglobin content is increased. Bananas are beneficial in anemic treatment.

How much water do you really need?

Take your weight in pounds, divide by two. The answer equals the number of ounces you really need.

A typical bottle of water contains 16.9 oz of water.

For an example, a 150 pound person requires 4.5 bottles of water, or 200 pound person needs 6 bottles.

 

Winterize Yourself!

  • Adjust Bathing Habits: To prevent baths and showers from making dry skin worse, be sure to limit your time in the shower or bath to 5 or 10 minutes, use a lukewarm bath with oatmeal or baking soda to relieve itchy skin, and blot your skin gently dry with a towel.
  • Limit Face Washing: Wash your face once in the morning and once at night, as well as after sweating heavily. Try a mild foaming cleanser, a toner with no alcohol, and masks that are “deeply hydrating.”
  • Moisturize More: Ointments, creams and lotions work by trapping existing moisture in your skin. To trap this much-needed moisture, you need to apply a moisturizer within a few minutes of drying off after a shower or bath and washing your face or hands.
  • Don’t Forget Sunscreen: Sunscreen isn’t just for summertime. Winter sun—combined with snow glare—can still damage your skin. Try using a moisturizer that contains SPF.
  • Wear Lip Balm: Choose a lip balm that feels good on your lips and has an SPF of at least 15. If your lips sting or tingle after you apply the lip balm, switch to one that does not cause this reaction.

Without Judgment

Whether a client weighs 30 pounds or 300 pounds, massage and bodywork therapists are trained to appreciate all bodies, without judgment, and to deliver the best care possible.

Add some Light

If you find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety, irritability or fatigue during the darker winter months, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Be sure to enjoy time outdoors when the sun is out and otherwise incorporate light with standard CFL bulbs with a color temperature of 4100 Kelvin into your home to help. If you experience significant depression, talk to a doctor.