Exercise has always been important and plays an effective role in molding […]
Hay Fever is a form of Allergic rhinitis, an allergic inflammation of […]
Arthritis is a mechanical abnormality of the musculoskeletal system that is a […]
Exercise has always been important and plays an effective role in molding a person’s life. Being physically active should not only be a part of life but a necessity to lead a healthy life. However, with people busy in their busy life find it extremely tough to devote some time to go to gym and exercise. Some may even want to but going to the gym may kill lot of time(as it may be far from the work place or home) as well as some times it goes a bit off-budget.
Gyms are a confined place that is well equipped with workout tools to help you reduce and maintain a fit and well-toned body but it lacks large open space and fresh air. Whereas green exercising takes place in an open space that may or may not include all workout tools but is equally beneficial for toning your body. It not only keeps you physically fit but also, additionally, provides you with psychological benefits.
Green exercise, basically, is an exercise that is carried out in open, in a natural environment, like park, garden or green gyms. Physically exercising in a green environment not only helps you in making physically fit and reduces weight but also helps in psychological benefits. It helps in reducing stress, anxiety, sorrow, depression and helps in stimulating happiness, joy, confidence and mental stability.
Exercising early morning is always more beneficial than working at late hours plus if workout is done in an open and airy space it provides more benefit. Moreover, exercising in an open space offers ample fresh unpolluted air to breathe in, which is not available in gyms or during any part of the day. It is not important to carry out a proper, organized workout session but walking, jogging, gardening, horse riding, farming also counts as green exercise.
Research has shown working out in an open and green environment helps reducing weight easily than in a confined place. It is beneficial for all ages from kids to old aged people. It is a cost effective way to workout, can be done in your locality or near by ground, park or garden. It charges your mental batteries, boosts up your spirit and takes you a step closer to nature.
Why is Green Exercise more beneficial than gym?
Hay Fever is a form of Allergic rhinitis, an allergic inflammation of the nasal passage that shares its symptoms with common cold or flu and leads to other diseases. It is generally caused due to pollen grains being inhaled by a person with a sensitized or low immune system. The allergy does not actually resemble with its meaning, it neither is caused due to hay nor is a fever.
According to early theory (which is a myth), the symptoms occurred due to smell of new hay. The symptoms include sneezing, watery eyes, redness, inflammation of nasal passage, nasal congestion and itchy sensation. Besides, it also causes headaches, lack of concentration, tiredness and improper sleep. In severe case nose bleeding may also occur. Allergic rhinitis is one of the causes of asthma and sinusitis and may show effect on social and physical activities.
There are varieties of natural remedies that can treat hay fever that causes havoc during spring times. Some of them are:
Arthritis is a mechanical abnormality of the musculoskeletal system that is a cause of many problems. It includes many types of arthritis (affecting joints, bones, muscles, tissues) all of which are unbearably painful. At present, there is no known root cause of the disorder and no cure has been identified. It greatly affects an individual’s physical and everyday activities and causes inflammation with persistent pain.
The known treatment for arthritis, for now, is surgery. However, some alternative treatments and natural remedies might help in relieving the pain caused due to arthritis.
Arthritis is a disorder of bones and muscles structure that is painful. Hence, if normal body weight is not maintained it may put pressure on the joints that can cause further inflammation pain and worsen the situation. Although it is not easy to shed off weight once, you have arthritis but certain exercises, physical therapy and yoga, as prescribed by the physiologists, may help you reduce weight and ease the symptoms and pain.
Being physically inactive may lead to weaken your bones further and cause more inflammation. There are lots of other activities that can help you in weight loss and at the same time, keep you mentally and physically fit.
Acupuncture is an alternative medical treatment that involves insertion of needles in specific points on the skin to stimulate flow of energy through out the body and brain. Further heat, external pressure or electric current is applied on the needle. It is based on the traditional belief and holistic healing process. Known to be effective for treating rheumatoid arthritis, it relieves pain and inflammation for some of the arthritic condition. The session may depend upon the frequency, severity and duration of the disorder. It is important to have an experienced, qualified and well-trained practitioner who knows the correct specific points.
The therapy is not scientifically proven to cure arthritis or any of its other disorders. However, there are some cases that have shown positive results but still it may vary from person to person. Hence, it is advisable to consult the doctors and then proceed.
It is important to know what you should include in and exclude from your diet. Planning a proper diet according to your needs and following it may not only help you in reducing weight and staying healthy but also to some extent reduce pain, inflammation and other symptoms of arthritis. It is important to cut down calories count and include fresh and colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Fish (like tuna, mackerel, herring) is known to be a good source of omega-3 fatty acid, inclusion of which may help in reducing inflammation and providing relief in case of arthritis especially rheumatoid arthritis.
Ginger is known to have a natural anti-inflammation compound called ginerols that is very helpful in easing the effects of arthritis, relieving pain as well as inflammation.
Including Green Tea in your diet regularly may help you combat with arthritis and its symptoms. The tea has antioxidant properties and contains epigenome that helps in inflammation and suppressing effects of arthritis.
Vitamin C and flavonoids prevents oxidative damage of the cell and ease inflammation. Grapes, blueberries, apples, pears, cabbage onions and black beans are some sources of Vitamin C or flavonoids inclusion of which in the diet may help in reducing swelling and pain of arthritis.