Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Healthy Work Habits Reduce Back Pain

Amid speculations that these are “part of daily life”, so many simple yet effective ways have been tried and tested to prevent the pain. Health experts advise, “understand what causes them and focus on prevention”.

Basically, researchers have established four work-related factors associated with increased risk of back pain and injury: force, repetition, posture and stress.

Exerting too much force on your back like frequently lifting or moving heavy objects may cause injury.

Repetitious tasks can lead to muscle fatigue and injury especially if they involve stretching to the end of your range of motion or awkward body positioning.

Position while sitting, standing or performing a task is important. Try to avoid one position for a long period of time. On average, your body can tolerate being in one position for about 20 minutes before you feel the need to adjust.

Pressures at work or at home can increase stress level and lead to muscle tension and tightness, which may in turn lead to back pain.

Prevention tips

“An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure” holds true in almost all medical conditions, doctors advise. Preventing back pain only requires a few “not-so-dramatic” changes and with regular practice, it will form part of your way of life.

If back pain continue to pester you, taking a muscle relaxant like Soma will be of great help. Soma, sold online through drug store, can be helpful when severe muscle spasms follow the start of low back pain.

On top of the list of prevention is being fit. A regular exercise maintains a healthy and sturdy back. Pay attention to posture, avoid slouching or standing with a swayback. A good posture relaxes the muscles and requires minimal effort to balance the body.

In lifting objects, keep the object close to the body and get some help if load is too heavy. Adjust your work space and adopt healthy working habits. Eliminate high-risk and repetitive movements. Change sitting or standing position every so often.

For women, try as much as possible to avoid using high-heeled shoes, these strains the lower back. And lastly, learn to manage stress. Stress has been a known culprit for a number of diseases including back pain. Relax and live a healthy life.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Aura-Soma - Self-Discovery Through Color

Aura-Soma is an innovative color therapy relying on dual-colored equilibrium bottles which incorporate plant extracts, essential oils, and the energies and extracts of precious and semi-precious stones. The energetic properties found in the liquids interact with an individuals electromagnetic field (aura) helping to re-establish balance and harmony throughout the whole body experience.

Although Aura-Soma was developed by Vicki Wall, color therapy is an ancient art and has been practiced since the dawn of time. Scientists and researchers throughout the centuries have acknowledged the power and influence of color upon a person. Each color has its own vibratory wavelength and specific qualities and therefore exerts unique influences.

While color therapy may at first seem a bit far fetched, consider that it is a scientific fact colors have a deep impact on many aspects of our lives including our mood and it has been shown that exposure to certain color rays influences the way we think and react in different situations.

Color in the simplest sense of the term is just a form of visible energy - or light. All of the primary colors have their own unique properties influencing mood and thus carry healing powers. A professional color therapist can apply these colors either directly or in the form of verbal suggestions and visualizations to help balance a persons whole-body energy.

Aura-Soma is a non-intrusive and self selective system where individuals can learn about themselves and improve their emotional and spiritual well being. The Aura-Soma system translates an individuals color selection giving insight into their current state or mind and inner self.

The Aura-Soma system is made up of bottles of colored essences of which the participant chooses four. These four bottles are then analyzed according to the colors chosen and a consultation is provided based on the selection. Aura-Soma is a great way to learn about yourself, your desires, and learn how to become empowered and take control of your life.

Relax Your Muscles with Generic Soma

Generic Soma (Carisoprodol) relaxes muscles and relieves pain and discomfort associated with strains, sprains, spasms or other muscle injuries. Muscle relaxers are for specific muscle injury and pain and should not be used for general body aches and pains.

Generic Soma (Carisoprodol) may be taken with food or immediately after meals to prevent stomach upset. Take this as directed. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed. This medication provides temporary relief and must be used in addition to rest, physical therapy and other measures. Because this medication makes an injury temporarily feel better, do not attempt to lift or exercise too soon.

Before taking Generic Soma, you have to tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: any liver or kidney disease, blood disorders, porphyria, asthma, any allergies. When rising quickly from a sitting or lying position, dizziness or lightheadedness may occur. Change positions slowly. Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness (such as driving) if this drug makes you dizzy or drowsy. Limit alcohol intake while taking this medication. This drug should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Carisoprodol is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.