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Best and Worst Exercises for a Cold

Best and Worst Exercises for a Cold
from HealthyWomen.org’s Flu and Cold Health Center

Cold and flu season is almost upon us, and while there are preventive measures we can take to avoid getting sick, sometimes we just get unlucky. If you find yourself sick with a cold, you may wonder how easy you’re supposed to take it. Should you just rest on the couch or is it OK to work out when you’re all stuffy?

Most health care providers agree that if your symptoms are limited to the area above your neck, it’s generally fine to break a sweat, if you feel up to it. But if your body feels achy or you have a fever or are really congested, it might be better to get some rest.

Once you feel good enough to head outside or to the gym, here are the best and worst exercises to do with a cold.

Best: Walking

Worst: Endurance running

Taking a 20- or 30-minute walk several times a week is a great way to stay in shape. It can even ease the symptoms of your cold by allowing you to open up your breathing passages as you inhale. On the other hand, avoid long-distance endurance running when you have a cold, because studies have shown that your immune system function can be compromised for up to a day afterward.

Best: Yoga

Worst: Weight lifting

Yoga can help you reduce your stress levels, which are usually elevated when you’re fighting a cold. The gentle stretching involved in the poses can also help relieve aches and pains. Weight lifting, however, isn’t the best idea, because your strength and focus will likely be diminished, increasing your risk of injury. Lifting weights can also put extra strain on your muscles, which can make sinus pressure and headaches worse.

Best: Dancing

Worst: Team sports

Whether you take a dance class like Zumba or just jam to your favorite playlist at home, dancing is a good way to get your heart pumping and reduce stress without putting much strain on your body. And while you may feel obligated to participate in team sports like soccer or softball, you’re better off sitting on the bench while you’re sick. Having physical contact with others can increase the risk of spreading the cold. Your teammates might miss you out there, but they’ll be glad you’re not passing your illness on to them!

As long as you feel comfortable working out and you’re not exposing others to your cold, you should be fine doing moderate exercise. If you have questions about a specific routine or think something may be out of the ordinary with your symptoms, don’t hesitate to contact your health care provider.

For more information on the health topics mentioned in this article visit

the HealthyWomen.org areas below.

 

Flu and Cold Health Center: www.healthywomen.org/healthcenter/flu-and-cold

 

Fitness: www.healthywomen.org/ages-and-stages/healthy-living/fitness

 

Flu and Colds Guide: www.healthywomen.org/condition/flucolds

 

Yoga: www.healthywomen.org/condition/yoga

 

 

© 2013 HealthyWomen.  All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from HealthyWomen. 1-877-986-9472 (toll free). On the Web at: www.HealthyWomen.org.

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15 Low Cost Ways to Stay Healthy and Young

I am now in my early fifties and I feel and look great and I want to help you feel healthy and young.

At one time I was in a job in the financial services sector and I used to spend most of my free time and money at the Doctor’s office.

I always had the flu, stomach problems, headaches, constipation etc., so I lived on antibiotics. If you are familiar with these illnesses you may have realized that these are all stress related. I struggled to balance work and family life in addition to completing my degree. My life at that time seemed to be in a bit of flux.

A friend introduced me to a book called “What Doctor’s Don’t Tell You About Vitamins”. I was very startled about the information provided in this book. I did some more  research on vitamins and took a course in Nutrition. Based on my research I started to take more vitamins and use foods that provide me with natural nutrients.

I used lots of  vitamin C, B, D and some of the  natural supplements I tried were – Noni, Acai, Goji, Aloe Vera. I also used the One minute Cure For All Diseases .  To these  I added   some simple floor exercises. As I continue to take these natural supplements and do the exercises  I realize that I no longer got the flu as often as I did and a number of the various aches and pains  had disappeared, and I was feeling great.

I no longer get the flu. I do not have any reflux. I really feel great. Now I  want to live, love and make a difference by helping other people like you feel healthy and young. I  see so many people my age and even younger struggling to stay healthy and young, and with the economy as it is we have no choice but to sacrifice health and looking good for other basic needs.  I am here to tell you there is hope. You can stay healthy and young  with these 15 low cost suggestions.

 

  1. Be constantly grateful to God for all that you have. After all he knows everything about you, so thank him every day for not only the big things but all the little things that he has provided for you.
  2. Always smile – this helps promote healthy cells. You can even laugh more. Do not take things so seriously.
  3. Be Positive – the more positive you are,  the more your body will feel and look better. Positivity also promotes wealth and good relationships. You have everything you ever need to live the life you want and you are worthy of this. Do not let anybody tell you differently.
  4. There is no need to take a dozen different supplements or tablets . Take one that has all the nutrients you need, except if you are anaemic.  I take chews4health. This is one chewable tablet with 16 powerful ingredients including the 4 super fruits – noni, acai, goji and mangosteen. It costs less than a dollar a day.
  5. Practice forgiveness – do not hold anything against anybody. Some research indicate that diseases may be the result of unforgiveness. So if you have not spoken to your sister/brother etc. for however long because of something they did to you, you need to take care of this by forgiving them. This also includes the Manager/Supervisor on the job who did not give you the promotion, or who did not like you or the co-worker who back stab you. Even add your parents to this, as some people may not have spoken to their parents for a while because of what their parents may have done to them.
  6. More and more research is showing that  coffee is good for you. If you love coffee, by all means have your cup of coffee but change your brand. I use Organo Gold coffee/mocha/chocolate/tea. These are infused with the Red Chinese Mushroom – Ganoderma. You can research  Ganoderma at pubmed.gov. You can get this cup of coffee for less than a dollar.
  7. Keep your body hydrated by drinking a lot of water. A glass or two 15 to 30 minutes before you have breakfast is a great way to clean out your system.
  8. Do not skip breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day. Be sure to include oats and some chai seeds or flax. These are excellent for the cholesterol  and for those with diabetes. Chai seeds also help to keep the body hydrated.
  9. Try to have your last heavy meal by 3.00 pm. Going to sleep with a full stomach increases your chance of storing up extra fat and puts more pressure on your body.
  10. Do some simple face exercises to minimize the wrinkles and wash daily with a Ganoderma Soap, which keeps the face clear and smooth. You can also try olive oil and lemon juice.
  11. Use the white of the egg once a week or every other week to minimize your wrinkles.
  12. At the first sign of a sore throat gargle with Apple Cider Vinegar in a little water.
  13. Find some simple floor exercises to do.
  14. Find your passion/purpose – we are all here to do something, help somebody or provide a service etc.
  15. Love like you never loved before – you are loved and have all the love you need so share it. In any case, you will not get love unless you give it away.

If you are serious about staying healthy and young let me help you, contact me at:

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