Remedy for Muscle Spasms and Cramps

I have a massage client in his mid-sixties.  He loves to swim at the gym.  He often complains of cramps or muscle spasms.  What most people do not realize is that you can sweat in the winter. You do sweat even when you are swimming.  Sweating can cause your electrolyte balance to be effected.

Low Calorie Electrolyte Drink for Muscle Spasms and CrampsI gave him a packet of Shaklee’s Performance Low Calorie Electrolyte Drink. I instructed him to pour it into a bottle of water before going to the gym to swim. Voila!  No cramping!  No cramping means better workouts and probably more workouts.

Working out, especially weight-bearing exercise is increasingly important as we age.  Muscle is lost each year after age 40. So being able to continue to be active and working out is crucial for long-term health and mobility. When muscle spasms or cramps occur, the motivation to work out becomes less and less.

That is why it is important to maintain good nutrition to fuel the workouts and to recover and rebuild muscle after the workouts.  As they say, “you don’t move it, you lose it.”   And they say that “motion is lotion.”  Keep moving.

What is self respect?

 

Respect is something that is developed and nurtured.  Respect for one’s self and for others is a valued asset that should not be under appreciated.

Respecting others is often easier to do than taking care of ourselves.  When we respect others, we show them that they are important to us. Wikipedia describes respect as “a positive feeling of esteem or deference for a person or other entity (such as a nation or a religion), and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Etc.)  However that shows up, it means a lot to the other person.  This respect shows up in a variety of ways and most of them go without words.  Being kind is a show of respect.  Working within someone’s boundaries is a show of respect.  Being punctual and on time for appointments is a way to show that you respect that person and appreciate their time.

Learn to love what you see in the mirror.

Self respect can be a more difficult matter.  What is self respect? It appears in the way we take care of our selves, how we present to others.  In the way of showing care for others and their wants and needs, we are also showing love and respect for ourselves.

Things that we do for ourselves may appear to us or others as being self-indulgent.  However demonstrating to others that we value ourselves and our own happiness is a great way to show that as we value ourselves, we can also value others.

The following is a list of things that we can and should do for ourselves to show respect for body, mind and soul:

☼     Meditate or pray daily.  Getting into our spiritual selves is important to peace and happiness.  As we meditate more (and more often) we get to a place of stillness and self love and appreciation.

 

☼     Cultivate good, upstanding  friends.  Association with loving souls helps us to build our own self esteem.   We adapt to our environment, so create a healthy, respectful circle of friends.

 

☼     Exercise regularly.  Taking time for ourselves to move and relieve stress is a great way to respect ourselves and maintain good health.

☼     Play often.  Let your self go and just do something fun.

 

 

☼     Eat healthy foods.  This may not seem to be a way to respect one’s self, but fueling the body with live foods and avoiding processed foods tells your body down to the cellular level that it is loved and respected for what it does continually.   If you cannot or do not eat well, consider supplementing with vitamins and proteins.

Find other ways to develop a sense of respect for yourself and for those around you.  I think you will begin to see your life change for the better.

Learn about body mass index and a healthy lifestyle through the gateway to health

Learn about body mass index and a healthy lifestyle through the gateway to health.

What is being overweight?

Being overweight or obese are both defined by Body Mass Index or BMI (which is a ratio of weight to height). A BMI between 25 and 30 places someone in an overweight category and 30 or higher is considered obese.

Why control your weight? Being overweight and obese cause a dramatic increase in the likelihood of disease as people increase their BMI, such as:

  1. -Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  2. -Certain cancersHigh blood pressure
  3. -High cholesterol and triglycerides
  4. -Osteoarthritis
  5. -Sleep apnea
  6. -Stroke
  7. -Type 2 diabetes

 

The cost of being overweight Two of the personal costs of being overweight are:

  • -Obese people are expected to live 2-4 years less than someone with a healthy weight; the extremely obese (BMI over 40) have 8-10 years taken off their life expectancy. i
  • -Obese people cost an average of $1,429 more in medical services per year than someone who is normal weight.

 

What can I do to control my weight? There is much you can do to control your weight, but there are no easy answers.

  • Lifestyle: Get support, exercise, track your progress, and eat a low-fat and low-calorie diet.
  • Boost Your Metabolism: Maintaining or increasing your lean body mass (muscles) is your best bet for keeping your metabolism going strong. There are a variety of supplements that can help with your metabolism as well.
  • Leucine: The amino acid leucine is great at helping maintain muscle mass, especially in people who are cutting calories and exercising.
  • Protein: Not only does protein help you feel full longer, it also helps you keep your lean body mass. Starting the morning with a good protein or protein shake helps you feel full longer.
  • Fiber: The benefits of fiber on weight loss are many. Studies have shown that fiber can help you feel full, support blood sugar, and it helps remove cholesterol from the body as part of a healthy diet

In order to have a healthy life control your weight.  After all, weight is the gateway to health.  You choose good or bad health by your weight.

 

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, Dallas Health Helpers, talks about immune system health and weight loss.

 Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, Dallas Health Helpers, talks about immune system health and weight loss.

Last week I mentioned the immune system and things that can be changed in our life styles that can help it to work better.  Those are the following:

Stress

Fatigue

Nutrition levels

Healthy activity levels

I failed to mention a healthy weight.  It seems that a healthy weight helps people to sleep better.  This is a two step process so bear with me.  Often we hear of overweight or obese individuals having trouble sleeping.  Sleep apnea can wreak havoc on a good night of deep sleep.  The immune system does some important work during the sleep state know as REM (Rapid Eye Movement).  Besides benefiting the stress and fatigue mentioned above, a good night’s sleep gives the body time to recover.  The immune system is included in this recovery and rebuilding process.  There are certain hormones that kick into action during this state of deep sleep. 

Without this function that is performed in the wee hours of the morning, your ability to defeat germs, bacteria, fungus and viruses is weakened and they may be able to take a foot hold and illness results.

So get your “40 winks”.  When you find yourself not getting adequate rest and being sick often, your weight may be a factor.

Shaklee Corporation produces a weight management system that works to build excellent health while losing weight, thus building your immune system to a higher functioning level.   Click here to learn about The Cinch Inch Loss Plan and Click here to watch a video. Shaklee also offers a money back guarantee.  Try it here.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214.252.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, Dallas Health Helpers, talks about benefits of Ginger.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, Dallas Health Helpers, talks about benefits of Ginger.

 Ginger is a root/underground stem that has many health benefits.  Today it is used in America primarily as baking condiment, but there are many properties to this plant that should be looked at and considered more closely.

Ginger has long been known as a digestive aid, but there is so much more.

Ginger is related to onions and celery and they all have interesting and potentially valuable bioactive compounds that may impart some health benefits.  It contains some natural plant chemicals that work against inflammation.  Many chronic diseases are driven by inflammation, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, obesity, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and even skin wrinkling.  These “phytochemicals” are also valuable in boosting immune system functioning-especially in combating viral infections.

Other possible desirable affects being studied include heart disease benefits, lowered cholesterol, and blood clot prevention.  Studies are also in the works on ginger’s beneficial effects on female cancers such as ovarian cancer.

Incorporating ginger into your diet:

►       Chop or grate it into sauces, dressings or right on top of your salad, poultry or seafood.

►       Snack on candied ginger or make it your dessert.

►       Pickled ginger can be used as a condiment.

►       Drink freshly brewed tea steeped with a thumbnail piece of chopped ginger daily.

►       Dried powdered ginger is more potent than fresh and can easily be used in cooking or sprinkled directly on foods.

 

Shaklee Corporation produces a product called Stomach Soothing Complex.  This product, containing ginger, peppermint, anise and fennel, works in a matter of minutes to alleviate stomach pain and discomfort.  This is an example of side benefits as opposed to side effects of drugs. Shaklee also offers a money back guarantee.  Try it here.

 

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214.252.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.