How to Reset your Energy Level During Traveling

While traveling is exciting, for me, traveling can also be very stressful after all the touring, hiking, walking, and sometimes, running to catch that train or plane. So we have to give ourselves a breather. We need to take time to relax. Even a 15-minute nap or meditation or slow deep breathing session by ourselves can reinvigorate us.

Try this daoin massage to hit the reset button on your energy:
Continue reading “How to Reset your Energy Level During Traveling”

One Way to Reduce Stress During Traveling

I see that when traveling, it is a good idea to stash some chocolates in our luggage 🙂 Sugar reduces the body’s level of stress hormones known as cortisol, per this press release. I could imagine myself sitting on the airport lounge waiting for my flight and eating (just a little bit of) chocolate. And life would feel so beautiful! 🙂 So when under stress, eating sweets may help to relieve the pressure. Eating fruit rather than candy would produce this effect as well, and even emulates it, for it is naturally healthy.

Benefits of Walking 15 Minutes After Eating

Several research have found and proven that taking a walk after meals, especially after dinner, is very good for our health.

The process of the gastric juices and enzymes digesting our food is accelerated when we walk, at the same time, it also boosts metabolism.

Walking enhances proper supply of oxygen and nutrients to the heart, which causes better blood circulation, which in turns lowers the blood levels of triglycerides and cholesterol even just walking 100 steps for about 15 minutes after meal. This physical activity uses the excess glucose present in our blood which results into maintaining our sugar levels, especially for those who have type 2 diabetes who experience sudden rise in their blood sugar levels after meals.

As we walk Continue reading “Benefits of Walking 15 Minutes After Eating”

Combat motion sickness with ginger.

Some travelers suffer from motion sickness. If you know you are prone to motion sickness, begin a ginger treatment a couple of days before your trip and continue to use ginger throughout your travels, if you want to take this traditional route. Otherwise, there are a lot of motion sickness meds that are available over the counter today.

When I was a kid, Continue reading “Combat motion sickness with ginger.”

Benefits of Vinegar

feeling fullIn the Philippines, people like to dip pork rind chicharrones in vinegar, somehow, it tastes better that way. So I was having this snack. However, the leftover was set in the open dish overnight, unintentionally. And then came morning: it all evaporated! Well, residue was all what was left, but then I smelled something good in the air! It was pretty remarkable that I noticed it with my sense of smell. Then I remembered, the acid in vinegar neutralizes alkalinic odors and bacteria in the air. Vinegar naturally kills molds and bacteria, and neutralizes unwelcome smells.

However, vinegar does more than Continue reading “Benefits of Vinegar”

The Theory and Practice of Losing Weight

One of the most important ways to preserve good health is to control your weight. By losing pounds, overweight people can reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease (CHD) which are all traitor diseases. Losing weight may lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is often referred to as “bad” cholesterol. Losing weight can also lower levels of triglycerides and even increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, referred to as “good” cholesterol. In addition, weight loss can help reduce the risk of gallbladder disease and reduces stress on the back, hips, and knees, thus not aggravate arthritis. On the other side, it also boosts ones confidence by having a good and healthy shape.

In theory, Continue reading “The Theory and Practice of Losing Weight”