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Why Active People like Runners Get Blood Clots

It does not make sense to many as to why active people like runners and those who participate in marathons can get blood clots. These have been observed prior to these people developing blood clots: they have been immobile for hours- usually during long flights or road journeys- related to lack of circulation they have been [...]

Simple exercises to relief pain in the kidney area

If you feel pain and discomfort at the kidney region, first you must do is to go and get a blood and urine test. Make sure your kidney function is okay. If nothing shows up in the tests, you may try some simple exercises- on the basis if the discomfort is resulted on some kind [...]

Relieve Neck Stiffness and Tension on your own using gua sha

Since the past year or so, I suffer from stiff neck. Perhaps it was due to the hours I spend sitting in front of the PC and laptop, or perhaps it was due to shortage of certain vitamins and minerals. Anyway, it started as a creaking sound that comes about whenever I turn my neck [...]

How to reduce pain due to bow legged in older adults

Being bow legged can cause knee pain and as one gets older, the pain affects a person’s mobility. The condition can be heritary or result from posture or muscle weakness. Take a look at the photos below: The old lady on the photo above had bow legs. As she pushed the trolley (which she also [...]

Physical endurance is not only due to cardio or lifting weights alone

Many people thought that the more physically fit you are, the more lean or if you have more muscles, then you will have more stamina and endurance. So in order to maintain that, you must continue to push your body to workout hard, more cardio, weights at the gym. The result? Risk of injury. Runners [...]

Caffeine, anxiety and panic attacks

Every morning, most of us would need that cup of coffee or tea as a ‘pick-me up’. In fact, we have gotten too reliant on it that we cannot function effectively without that morning cuppa. Without the timely intake of the daily cup of coffee or tea, we may suffer immediate withdrawal symptoms such as [...]

Curing humped/ hunched back with martial arts

This was published in the book “The Mystery of Longevity” written by Dr Liu Zhengcai. In the book, he had documentend lifestyle practices by centenarians in China. Imagine there was no gym or any modern facilities in China or anywhere else about 100 years ago. And yet, people still lived long and healthy lives. In particular, [...]

Taiji Wheel- good for frozen shoulders

This taiji wheel can be found in some of the parks locally. Quite interesting on the benefits written on the equipment: It helps to develop strength of muscle around the shoulder region, improving the flexibility and agility of shoulder joints, elbows, wrist and strengthening cardiac and pheumonic functions. Good for healing frozen shoulders, functional hindrances [...]