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As The Easiest Yet Best Exercise

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I sometimes got asked more than once a week this very same question: What exactly is the best exercise, doctor? The truth is, the key to living a long and healthy life is nothing complicated, as many of use may expect.

The best way to do this is to walk. When we were kids, we learned to walk unwittingly as it is so natural.

Walking keeps our body moving and enables us to perform daily activities. Without walking, we would be ignorant and live a discomfort life without luxuries such as electricity and cars.

Ninety nine percent of our DNA and that of the apes are identical, but human beings walk upright, on two legs and apes do not. The walking activity put us in an advantageous position. Below are three major reasons why walking is the best exercise.

  1. Walking makes all organs in our body exercise. When you are walking, many parts in our body are also exercising our organs. For example, your heart is pumped, your brain is stimulated, your food is being digested, and your blood is being cleaned during walking.According to many studies, our organs will dwindle if we do not walk. Walking maintains the health of our organs. Without walking, we may have worse fitness, lower bone densities, unwell complexions, higher risks of mental sicknesses and injuries, etc.
  1. Walking, as a stimulus to your brain activities. While you walk, you think. Exercises such as weight lifting calls for a lot more concentration and you are required to stay focused on what you are doing. However, walking gives you time to reflect, and even to create. Stephen King, the famous author, comes up with plots for his stories during his walks. As for myself, I usually take walks when I need to come up with winning strategies for chess.
  2. Walking, as a social activity. There are only very few people who cannot perform this act. Almost everyone can do it, regardless their age. Even the disabled can do this. Walking does not discriminate against anyone. It is something that everyone can enjoy.

You may want to share your recent up and downs with your friends and hiking is the best choice. If you want some quiet time alone with you girlfriend, try walking along the beach. Walking is the time to interact and communicate with people.

From now on, you understand how walking is really beneficial to us and it is the best exercise you can ever have. Whenever someone asks you a question of what the best exercise is, I bet you will know the answer straight away and answer it without hesitation!

Natural Health Remedies For Your Sick Baby

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Seeing your baby sick can be heartbreaking for any parent. No one wants to see their child uncomfortable or in any pain. With the FDA’s warning to avoid using cough and cold medication on younger children, many parents are wondering what to do the next time their baby gets sick. For parents who enjoy the natural route, there are some helpful homemade recipes that you can use to relieve your baby’s ailments without worry.

The following natural remedies are ideal for babies over one-year-old who suffers from a chest cold, flu, pneumonia, bronchitis and other symptoms that are associated with these conditions such as constricted breathing. Before using these remedies, however, be sure to talk to your doctor first and get their approval.

Thyme-Eucalyptus Bath: The presence of thyme in your baby’s bath allows it to act as a bronchodilator, as well as provide anti-microbial (kills disease-causing agents) properties to relieve constricted breathing. This remedy is best for babies who do not already suffer from allergies or are asthmatic. Put two tablespoons of dried thyme leaves in one quart of boiling water and leave for 30 minutes. Strain and add the remaining leaves to the bath water. Next, add four to six drops of essential oil of eucalyptus and stir it into the bath water and thyme. As your child sits in the bath, show them how to breathe deeply so they can inhale the steam.

Onion and Honey Cough Syrup: Using onions and honey have been shown to provide natural health properties to alleviate certain ailments and their symptoms. Onions cause the stomach lining to be irritated, which allows the lungs to release a secretion flow that thins the sticky and thick mucus that tends to cause lung congestion. Honey contains anti-inflammatory properties that soothe coughing spasms and soothes the irritated tissue caused by the presence of the onion. Mix one cup of honey, one medium chopped, yellow onion and one tablespoon of thyme leaves into a small saucepan. Cook everything until the onion is softened. Serve the syrup to your child while warm or with your child’s meal. Only a small amount is needed.

Ginger Rub: Because having a cold or cough can cause tightening of the chest, using the following ginger rub is a great herbal way to heat the chest and increase circulation. Medical studies have also shown that this recipe also helps lower the chance for nausea and diarrhea that typically occurs with the 24-hour flu. Mix together one tablespoon of powdered ginger (preferably the kind you find in a health foods store) and one tablespoon of petroleum jelly. The mixture will resemble brown frosting. Once the mixture is ready, simply apply it to your child’s chest and be sure to spread it around the area, then cover with a cotton shirt and leave overnight. The next morning, you’ll see that the petroleum jelly has been absorbed into the skin – reddening of the skin is common and is a sign that the ginger has effectively increased the circulation of the capillaries near the surface of the skin.