Chai Tea Concentrate

If your looking for a healthy drink look no further.  You can now get a very good Chai Tea Concentrate that for centuries has been enjoyed by many different cultures around the world.

Chai is a rich black tea that is served with milk and honey and is believed to contain many spices that contribute to the health benefits of this tasty drink.

What makes Chai Tea a healthy drink is that it contains quite a large amount of antioxidents .  As you may already know, antioxidents will help improve your immune system which in turn will help prevent you from getting sick.

There are many studies, one in particular comes from The National Cancer Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan, that states that  Chai is a powerful ingredient that can be used to inhibit cancer and help reduce the damage that chemotherapy causes to white blood cells.

There are many ways you can enjoy Chai Tea.  Perhaps the easiest is to go down to your local Starbucks and order up a glass.  Sure you’ll have to pay a hefty price for the convience, but that is what specialty shops are all about.

If you are like me you will order a Chai Tea Concentrate online and make the delicious drink yourself at home.  Did you know that Chai Tea can be enjoyed both hot or iced?

You can purchase Chai Tea Concentrate for about $5.50 for a 32oz cartoon.  Not a bad price compared to what you would pay to have someone else prepare it for you.

Chai Tea has approximately the same amount of caffenie as a lightly brewed cup of coffee.  The difference is that a Chai Tea Concentrate will make a better tasting drink that is also healthy!

Massage For Back Pain

One of the most common health problems that affects people who work in offices all day is back problems. This is because sitting at a computer for the majority of the day can really put a lot of stress on your back, shoulders and arms. Massage is a great way of releasing the tension in your back reducing stress in an enjoyable way.

There are many different kinds of massage, but if you have mild back pain then you are probably best going with a sport massage therapist as they know more about the anatomy of the body in many cases.

However if you are going to try massage for a medical problem such as back ache then you really should get a recommendation from your doctor. They will be able to advise you on whether a massage is suitable for your personal condition, as well as maybe referring you to a high quality therapist who is most likely to help. A doctor will always provide the most accurate health advice.

On the other hand if you just want to have a relaxing massage then something like a Swedish massage is probably a better bet, as sports massages aren’t always as relaxing as they are more about solving an injury then enjoyment. It may also help with bulging disc treatment.

Quit with CigArest Kit!

Quitting is tough but if you truly want to stop smoking and finally become smoke free, the answer is YES! you can as long as you are willing to commit yourself to quit and put your mind into it. Smoking does not just affect you, but it also affects those around you; including those who you love the most. Of course you probably know this already which is one of the main reasons why you want to quit. However, it is important to point out that in most cases smoking cessation will not be successful when you are doing it for others. In choosing to stop smoking simply because it affect others, you are never really totally committed to it. It is the lack of this complete willingness which generally causes one to fail. The most successful people who have quit smoking are the ones that have done so because the smoking has affected and possibly endangered their own lives. A person who smokes and almost drowns because of it can quit easier then someone who is only choosing to quit because they do not want to hurt their friends or family. In reality, the willingness to finally quit is a self-centered act based on what you really want. Keep this in mind when making the decision to quit because if you are only doing it for someone else, then chances of success are very slim. Make sure that you inform your friends and family so that they can support you in your endeavor. You can also avail of the various smoking cessation products that are available today in order to help you get through those first few stressful days. Now if you’re ready to quit and not quite sure how, try the CigArest kit and discover for yourself how it helps you deal with the pain of withdrawal. In the end, your ability to “give it up” will always depends on your total commitment to being smoke free.

Sauna: Heating Up Good For Your Health?


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Taking a sauna is a popular practice around the world, especially here in Europe. Yesterday I had a sauna. I can’t say that it’s something I do very often, I dislike sitting in a hot room dripping sweat and struggling to breathe. I got a call from one of my teammates, didn’t have much else to do and thought, why not? Now I’m from Australia, and yes, we have saunas. They differ slightly from those in good old Deutschland. Here, saunas are taken quite liberally, no swimsuit. It’s a unisex theme, both in the sauna, in the shower area for the sauna, and in the relaxation area. Oh well, you have to embrace the culture right? Anyway, my sauna yesterday inspired my post today. After sweating it out, and boy am I an efficient sweater, then a cold shower, a little lie down…repeat this process three times, I have to say, I felt pretty refreshed and relaxed.

What Happens To Your Body During A Sauna?

It’s pretty hot in there. Your skin temperature rockets up within minutes. The Average Joe will sweat out about a pint during a short stint in a sauna. Your pulse races 30% faster than normal. This means you are pumping around nearly double the amount of blood in a minute. Because you are trying to cool down, the blood flows to your skin, pretty much away from all your internal organs. Basically, you heat up!

What Are The Benefits & Drawbacks Of Sauna?

Saunas have been deemed safe for the body. As I experienced yesterday, they are pretty relaxing and left me feeling pretty good. Alternating with the hot and cold probably did this, and a little lie down every now and then is nice! There is the thought that saunas are good for your skin and extremities. It opens up your pores and helps the body to rid of toxins through your sweat.

I get told a lot by my teammates that saunas can help relieve sore muscles. I believe this to be a factor of the hot/ cold combination, and not solely a result of taking a sauna. A big recovery method for athletes is taking a hot shower, and then plunging into cold water. It causes your arteries to constrict and dilate, helping flush ‘the crap’ out of your legs and muscles.

As a general rule, it is thought that sauna is great for relaxation, general well- being and just feeling good. Aside from that, it seems there is no scientific evidence that a sauna actually has any real health benefits (though many would argue general well-being is such an important part of health).

The bad news with sauna? Well the obvious one is dehydration. You are sweating like a pig in there. If you don’t hydrate adequately, you are going to get dehydrated. As mentioned above, your body goes through some pretty rapid and drastic changes, mainly in your cardiovascular system. People with poorly controlled blood pressure and general heart problems should probably stay in the cold!

Sauna For Weight Loss

This is a big misconception. The ONLY way sauna can aid your weight loss is a loss of fluid. This simply does not help you lose body fat. If you have lost weight through the sauna, then you actually need to drink more, it means you lost fluid that needs replacing.

So Is It Good For You?

Thought it’s not bad for you, there are no reported health benefits. I felt pretty darn good after my sauna, relaxed and refreshed. This is a wonderful thing, and warding off stress and generally feeling good does go a long way to good health. So if you enjoy a sauna, keep it up. If like me, you struggle to sit in there and breathe, or you have heart problems, consult your doctor or just take a spa…there are many other ways to relax. Either way just keep drinking and stay cool.