Here something a little different for breakfast. Instead of grain/toast,...
Happy "different" breakfast.
Great and intensive AM session at Swami's beach. I like hard 30 min workouts with my steel mace and kettle bell. Throw in some push-ups and squat exercises and you're having a full body workout, outdoors, while grounding and soaking up the happy vitamin D ;)
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Do you have constant pain or do you know someone who does? Are you fatigue all over your body for months at a time? Do you lose sleep because of this feeling of exhaustion? Are you developing headaches? Do you suffer from cognitive problems such as forgetting names or mixing them up? These could be symptoms of fibromyalgia.
So what is fibromyalgia really?
It's a chronic pain condition that is said to be caused by an abnormal response to stress. It's a muscoskeletal pain and tenderness all over the body. The common signs of fibromyalgia are overall pain & tiredness, restless sleep, numbness, higher sensitivity, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and muscle spasms, not being able of focusing on mental tasks, disorientation and short-term memory loss. Many have difficulty or are completely unable to perform daily tasks.
There is no particular test for this condition and symptoms may be similar to other ailments. There is no known cure but there might be ways to reduce the symptoms and manage the flare-ups. And all that without dangerous pharma drugs. Making lifestyle changes to control fibromyalgia is HUGE. Once a person is diagnosed, unfortunately, most conventional doctors will most likely prescribe pain meds, antidepressants and muscle relaxants. But be careful with these drugs as we all know they come with a plethora of side effects. Just to name a few: antidepressants could increase your risk of developing mania and bipolar disorder.
Here a few holistic methods to help alleviate fibromyalgia pain:
Diet for Fibromyalgia
Remember that fibromyalgia is not a specific illness. It's more like a symptom complex. Everybody is not the same. What works for one person might not work for another. The best thing to do is to keep a food log or diary. Write down everything you eat and how you feel a few hours later. That way you can differentiate foods that have different effects on your body.
Some general tips are listed here:
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Did you know that Americans spend 90 percent of their lives indoors?
Between commuting to and from our jobs, spending 8+ hours a day working and going about our normal daily business, we see nature more on TVs than we do in real life.
Benefits of the outdoors:
GET FRESH AIR: I hate to break it to you: indoor air pollution can be up to 10 times worse than what you’re inhaling outdoors.
VITAMIN D: One of the most common deficiencies among American adults is a vitamin D deficiency. Get some sunshine exposure.
EASE ANXIETY: Feeling anxious about something? Taking a stroll outside can help.
GROUNDING: Have you heard of grounding, or earthing, before? It’s a way of connecting to the earth’s energy by going barefoot.
So enjoy the outdoors.
Quick and Easy
Quick, easy, intensive! This is a great alternative workout when you don't have a lot of time. Do this simple exercise twice a week, try 5 reps, then increase to 7-10.
Core, legs, arms, back...it's a great whole-body workout.