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6 Simple And Effective Home Remedies For Water Retention

Water retention or fluid retention, is the accumulation of excess body fluid in certain areas of the body. It is, in the worse cases, quite the unsightly looking condition.

In milder condition, it can cause someone to look obese despite not being overweight. It can also cause pressure fluctuations and in the worst of cases, even a coma.

The clearest symptoms of water retention are easy to notice: swelling of joints, lethargy and a general stiffness in the body.

In the worst of cases, the excess tissue fluid has to be drained out, using minor surgical methods. This would not only be painful but costly too.

Hence, we have brought you six easy-to-do homemade remedies to help ease fluid retention.

1. Parsley
The fresh herb that lights up the Italian food you cook is one of the richest sources of antioxidants. Brewing a weak tea out of it can help you ease out your aching joints and drain the tissue fluid that has accumulated in them.

2. Dandelion
The pretty weed from the Samsung galaxy comme…

5 Best Essential Oils For Back Pain Relief

Back pain affects millions of people every year. It is the leading cause of disability in the world. Back pain can be acute or chronic. Certain essential oils have been found in scientific studies to help relieve many of the symptoms associated with back pain.

If you are unfamiliar with using essential oils, consult a certified aromatherapist before using them and reference our Essential Oil Safety Guide. In addition, check with your medical practitioner, especially if you are taking any other medications (either prescribed medication or over-the-counter medication).

Symptoms of Back Pain
Back pain may include, although it is not limited to, the following conditions:
Muscle achePain that travels down the leg/sStabbing painShooting painDull painWalking and standing for periods of time may aggravate back painLifting objects and bending over may aggravate back painResting may improve the pain.5 Best Essential Oils For Relieving Back Pain
1. Ginger Essential Oil Ginger (Zingiber officinale) e…

5 Variations Of The Body-Weight Squat

If you had to choose just one exercise to help clients improve strength, power and core stability all in one move, you’d probably choose the squat. That’s why many consider the squat to be the king of all exercise moves. In addition to working the quadriceps, a proper squat recruits muscle fibers from the hamstrings and glutes. It also forces the core to engage and the upper body to stabilize, making it a nearly total-body exercise.

There are numerous variations of the basic squat, which you can use with your clients to recruit different muscles and help stave off boredom. In addition to the basic body-weight squat, here are five squat variations to add to your exercise arsenal.


Before trying variations of the squat, help your clients master this exercise using only their own body weight.
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart; cross the hands at the chest or extend the arms out in front to help counterbalance the body. Bend the knees and lower the body as if sitting in…

6 Best Natural Remedies And Sleep Aids To Cure Insomnia

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 50–70 million US adults have chronic sleep and wakefulness disorders. People experiencing insufficient sleep are at higher risk for obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and depression.

Sleeping pills such as benzodiazepines are not recommended as a long-term solution because they can cause a number of side effects and some people become dependent on them. Luckily, certain herbs, foods and natural compounds have sleep-promoting properties. Some have even been shown to be just as effective as prescription drugs with fewer side effects.

Symptoms of Insomnia
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reports that about 30% of Americans have symptoms of insomnia. Middle-aged and older adults are more prone to having poor sleep than younger people and women are more likely to develop insomnia than men.

Signs of Insomnia:
Difficulty initiating sleep and lie awake in bedStruggle to maintain sleep and wake up …