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Swimming – Lots of Fun and Benefits

April 26, 2013 Sports

swimmingSwimming is one of the best ways to get fit, with a lot of health benefits and no contraindications. It can be practiced at any age and even by people with health problems. The only barrier that could stop you from swimming might be not having a pool nearby. Or the fact that it is more expensive than other sports which require almost no financial effort.

Robyn Stuhr, exercise physiologist and director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, interviewed by WebMD, says that “Swimming will increase your stamina, can help ward off diabetes and high blood pressure, and relieves stress”.

Main health benefits of swimming and water-based exercise

Swimming and water aerobic classes are recommended for people with chronic diseases, like arthritis and os...

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Cinnamon Health Benefits

March 21, 2013 Natural remedies

cinnamonWith its enchanting and unmistakable flavour, cinnamon is a tasty ingredient in many food products. It is also known as a natural remedy used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. Moreover, several modern studies found beneficial effects of cinnamon in case of health problems like diabetes or high cholesterol, while other studies could not establish the same connection.

Here are some of the cases in which cinnamon is said to have a positive effect:

- In Chinese medicine it is considered able to release blocked energies which can cause pain and abdominal problems. Thus, the vital energy or qi can circulate again in the body and the pain is relieved. It is also used to treat colds and improve circulation because of its warming effect.

- It could play a role in lowering the level of blo...

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