Remedies for Lower back pain

The desk job has been taking a toll on us in ways more than we know or we accept.

The sedentary lifestyles have harmed our bodies way too much. While we cannot do much about the way of working, we can always find ways to improve our health.

Lower back pain is like slow poison, you would not tend to notice it in the beginning, you tend to ignore the little signs which tell you there is a problem with your back. But one fine day, it increases beyond measure and you face difficulty in even bending down for basic tasks.

Let us discuss what all can we do at home to make this pain go away!

  1. Keep moving: That little device in your hand always does more than just let you surf through social media! Keep reminders in your mobile phone for getting up from your seat every hour and taking a 5 minutes’ stroll.
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2. Do stretching: Every morning after waking up, keep those few minutes aside for the stretching exercises, which are a must for your body. Blood flow increases in your body because of that and you will feel more energetic throughout the day.

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3. Yoga: Imbibe certain yoga poses in your daily routine to keep the back pain at bay! Don’t you worry about the difficulty level of the poses if you are a non-practitioner of yoga, as these are all very basic poses. Try to hold all the poses for 10-15 seconds for added benefits.

Listing a few of them below:

  • Cat pose
  • Cow pose
  • Bridge pose
  • Cobra pose
  • Child pose
  • Locust pose
  • Downward facing dog
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4. Sleeping tip: Sleep with a rolled napkin or a small pillow under your knees. It helps in maintaining the natural back curve and the healthy sleeping posture.

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5. Hot compress: This therapy is for the ones with a chronic back pain. Use a heating pad/bag etc. before sleeping and after waking up as the chronic back pain is at the peak during these times. The hot towel/bag therapy reduces the stiffness in the muscles caused while sleeping and also increases the blood flow in the affected area. It soothes the aching muscles.

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The above mentioned remedies are helpful in case there is mild back pain or just the beginning of it. If it is persistent/unbearable it is highly advisable to visit a doctor for appropriate and accurate treatment.

Disclaimer: Above content is only for knowledge purpose and should not be a substitute for medical advice from a doctor. Consult a doctor if the lower back pain persists.

Benefits of practicing Hobbies

Hobby. Hobby is an activity that a person does in their own time and for their own liking. Hobby could be anything from sports, art, crafts, music to cooking, sewing, knitting, etc. Hobbies are of course for leisure and free time, but it has a few benefits attached to it as well!  Pursuing a hobby can be actually beneficial for your health as well as in your career. Let’s see the top 5 benefits that it has.

  1. Hobbies can keep your health in better shape.

Hobbies help you keep fit physically as well mentally. They work as a stress buster. These activities are not on any compulsory task list and so it makes the activity more enjoyable, hence making a positive impact on the health.

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  1. Hobbies makes you take a break for yourself.

In these constantly changing times, where everyone is in a rush, we often forget to take some time out for ourselves. Developing a hobby and practising it regularly makes sure that we take some time out consciously for our own nurturing. This helps us connect with ourselves on a deeper level.

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  1. Hobbies helps you improve your career.

Practising a hobby makes you better at handling work-life balance. This also helps us think more creatively in any situation. Hobbies take our minds off of the routine lives which recharges us to take on the upcoming week or day with new energy levels.

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  1. Hobbies can be your medium to meet new people and give back to the society.

Hobbies can eventually make you join some groups or clubs of the similar kind. This becomes a medium for us to meet new people, make friends, learn more about the activity, and much more. Mentoring about the activity, volunteering and teaching about the hobby can be a way to give back to the society, while loving every bit of the process.

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  1. Hobbies makes you more mindful and present in the moment.

Hobbies help you focus on the task at hand and not think about the various other things that maybe happening in your life. Activities demand concentration from you which makes you more mindful about the present moment. Such concentration can help the mind to centre and let the stressful thoughts go away.

Hobbies can be any activity that you enjoy. It can be painting, playing a sport, learning new languages, photography, pottery, and much more. Developing and practicing a hobby has so many benefits all while having fun and loving it.

Indoor Plants

  1. ZZ plant: Zamioculcas zamiifolia is one of the easiest plants to take care of. They do not require frequent watering. It should not be overwatered. The plant requires medium to low indirect sunlight. It will work just fine in a low light spot as well. The plant does not attract any bugs or pests either. It’s a great option for the indoor plants. The best part about the plant is that it’s an air purifier plant.
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  1. Snake Plant/ Mother-in-Law’s Tongue: This one is a succulent plant. The plant requires very little watering and indirect sunlight. It has number of health benefits including filtering the air inside the room. Along with that it removes the toxic pollutants from the air. It continues with conversion of carbon dioxide to oxygen during the night as well. Fun fact is, is often called as Mother-In-Law’s tongue due to such shape of leaves.
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  1. Lucky Bamboo: The scientific name goes by Dracaena Braunii. It is mostly popular in Asian countries. The plant is one which can survive adverse conditions and low lighting. This plant is mostly used for gifting purpose. It is often associated with Feng Shui. It represents elements of the Earth.
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  1. Peace Lilies: As the name suggests it’s a plant with cute white lilies. The shape of the flower is that of a leaf. It has soothing effect on the eyes. The plant purifies the air, promotes peaceful sleep, and absorbs acetone vapours. It is a safe houseplant and best for bedroom due to its peace inducing nature.
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  1. Red Aglaonema: One can never go wrong with this plant. It accepts the least care that is given from your end. It grows well in low light, bright light, even survives a few weeks without watering. Another benefit is it scores full marks on the aesthetics, they do an amazing job on looking good in your house. The plant purifies the air and makes the air a little humid through its breathing process.
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  1. Burgundy Rubber Plant: The plant is in top ranks when it comes to the benefits. Not only it purifies the air, but gives resistance to pests and various diseases. It increases the humidity of the room in which it is placed. The perfect place for the plant would be a well-lit room with indirect sunlight on the plant. It does not require extensive watering as well.
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  1. Swiss Cheese Plant: The scientific name of the plant is Monstera Deliciosa. The plant is popularly called the swiss cheese plant due to the shape of its leaves. The plant was a rage on the internet as an indoor plant which works as good décor too! It loves a warm and humid environment in the house. It requires good lighting as well. The plant will take care of you by improving air quality, collecting dust which otherwise would pollute the air and its humidity is good for the human respiratory system. 
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Things you can spend money on..

The current pandemic situation has caught each and everyone of us off-guard. We all have had some plenty of time to look into our lives to improve our overall lifestyle. Finances are one of the most important aspect of our lives. So here are various options that can be bought to enhance your daily life.

1.Gadgets

It may sound pretty obvious talking about gadgets, but we simply can’t ignore the fact that how different gadgets have made their place in our day to day lives. New advancements are happening everyday and new products keep on launching, be it smart TVs, watches, speakers, ear pods, etc. some of which are actually useful to make our lives more comfortable. They have this personalized touch, which takes the whole experience on another level. So, spending on gadgets would be an investment to make the routine more convenient.

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2. Hair/Skin Treatment

We all fancy some kind of makeovers. The hair or the skin treatment would be the best way out to get a complete refreshed version of yourself. Hair treatment options  vary from straightening, curls, colour treatment, new haircut,to what not. There are oodles of grooming services available for you to pamper yourself. As for skin treatment it would be showering yourself with love as our skin is continuously exposed to the polluted environment. Again, a lot of options here like microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, acne blue light therapy, etc. It would be a relaxing session for you and your skin.

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3. Health Coach/ Nutritionist

Keeping oneself fit is now becoming a priority. There are so many fun options for this, Aerobics, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, etc. Exercise and diet are both important to stay fit and so there are many applications through which we can contact either a nutritionist or keep a track of our daily diet. Also enrolling into online classes for workout from home is an option many may prefer for the comfort and safety of their homes.

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4. Insurance policy

Getting an insurance policy is an investment that would turnout to be helpful in the difficult times. There is always a certain amount of uncertainty about how things will go in life, but this could be your safety net which could help you when things go in a completely unknown direction.

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5. Cosmetic Products

Every person has certain type of skin, hair, etc. and it is very important to find products that suit you to the T. There are innumerable options available in the market for every product. Organic, clinically approved, vegan, paraben free, sulphate free, etc. It is important to form routines for our skin and hair and follow them religiously. This helps us maintain good health of our hair and ageless skin.

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A Heartfelt Post

I have been thinking about writing something since so many days now!
Could not gather myself up and start typing though!

But today something happened and it shook me beyond measure; like a gate was opened inside of me which held so many emotions.

I read before a while about the passing away of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Now, even though he wasn’t one of my favourite actors or anything but still the news was way too shocking for me and I was stunned, speechless and heartbroken!
If the reports are to be believed then he was passing through a very rough mental health phase.

This entire corona situation has been tough on everyone. It does not matter which class you belong to, who you are, it has affected everyone, may be not equally but substantially for sure. The pandemic has been very cruel to a majority of the people.
A lot of people have lost their homes, jobs, many do not have even food on their tables. The problems are numerous.
A lot of them have home quarantined alone with no emotional support system. The loneliness is killing in such circumstances.
Now, the physical health is affected in these times if you are affected by the virus but the mental health is affected even if you are not a Corona virus patient.

Most of us have become irritable and we are ready to tear each other up; all we need is one little push and boom – we will explode like a volcano.
Even though we laugh these incidents off by making a lot of memes but the sad truth is that we need each other more than ever.

Mental health is a very under addressed issue world-wide and all the more in India.
There is a certain stigma attached to the word – ‘mental health’. It does not mean you are a mad or a crazy person.
People are ashamed to talk about it and this needs to change.
Agreed that things are changing but way too slowly than it is needed.

This competitive world around us, a constant need to prove one’ self, a constant race that the humans have started themselves, has finally taken a toll. We really need to slow down in life.
It is not a mad rat race – this life! It is precious and we need to treat it that way.
There is so much more to life than meets the eye, than what we have made up of it.

The empathy, sympathy, compassion, kindness have become mere words in the dictionary!
I wonder if the next generation would even know what these words mean in real life or if they will have to google it to know their meanings!

It is not easy to live under constant pressure and stress with the utmost need to prove one’s worth to the world!
But what is this world, really? And who are we proving ourselves to?

With the entire world becoming easily accessible with the internet and social media, the real connect to people is lost.
In the excitement of reaching all the people of the world, we have forgotten the joy of being with the ones who are around us every single day.
Depression, anxiety, sadness, fatigue – all these have become like chronic diseases of our lives and we fail to acknowledge them.
Does being in denial of them actually help?
No.
Acceptance is the key, my lovelies! 💗

It is nothing to be ashamed of. No one will belittle you, and if someone does that, you know that those toxic people should have no place in your little world.
Pick that phone up and call your family, talk to them about it.
Please understand you are not bugging them by doing this. They are your people and they will love nothing more than you trusting them with your problems and struggles of life.
A lot of us are blessed with a great set of family and friends. If you are one of them then make the most of it!
Agreed, that there will be a lot of difference of opinions and squabbles with the closest ones of our lives but when push comes to shove, they will be the ones having our backs always and forever!

I am writing this, hoping it will reach at least one soul who needs to read it and if I am able to help even 10% in the process of healing them, then it is completely worth it!

Be kind, no matter what! Just, be kind.

Much love always,
The k syndrome

Benefits of Suryanamaskar

Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutation) is one of the most beneficial exercises that one can perform. It is a prayer which signifies the importance of Sun in our lives. It comprises of 12 steps, if those 12 steps are performed appropriately then it is equivalent to 288 powerful Yoga postures! Isn’t that amazing! Suryanamaskar has always had an important position in the Yoga world.

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We have always tried to explore various ways to keep our fitness levels in check. Suryanamaskar was always on the list. But in these trying times that the world is facing during the pandemic, we have realized that amongst many forms of exercises that one can do, Suryanamaskar is unique in its own way. It is one exercise that can be performed by everyone, does not need any equipment, age no bar and has multiple health benefits.

Let’s take a look at some advantages of performing it regularly.

  1. Enhances weight loss

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2. Toned Body and increase in flexibility

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3. Glowing skin

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4. Increases energy levels and awareness levels

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5. Better absorption of nutrients

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6. Ensures regular menstrual cycle

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7. Reduces anxiety and enhances emotional stability

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