The Benefits of Flexibility Exercise and Training

Flexibility exercise and training allows the body the activity it needs in order to achieve a wider range of motion.

The joints as well as the muscles surrounding them can deteriorate or can only enjoy limited range of movement over time if seldom used. With exercise and regular training, the joints can become more flexible and the muscles build up to help support each movement. Besides increasing the joint's ability to move, flexibility exercises also help provide balance to various muscle groups during periods of exercise and physical activity. This can be effectively improved through regular flexibility training and stretching exercises. This can help provide various benefits:

Flexibility training helps improve physical performance. 

If done regularly, it can help improve a person's physical performance by improving the range of movement. By putting the joints into regular physical activity, they can be made to move better than before. It is common for unused muscle groups to become stuck up when not being used for long periods. This can further limit one's range of movement. Stretching and flexibility exercises can help the muscles perform a certain amount of activity to help them develop more flexibility. Flexibility exercises can help increase the range of motion.

Regular flexibility exercises can also help reduce muscle strain and soreness that muscles go through when they are suddenly being put into considerable physical activity.

Muscles can react better to strenuous physical activity and then can adapt to it if done on a regular basis. A good way of helping the muscles adapt to strenuous activity is through stretching. Stretching exercises helps the muscles go through a slow and controlled, but increasing range of motion. This process allows the muscles to gradually adapt to strenuous physical activity. It helps lessen the risk of developing strain and soreness in the muscles used.

Flexibility exercises can also help improve blood circulation. 

Regular stretching exercises not only help improve the body's muscle tone. They can also help increase the blood that is circulating through them. With an improved blood circulation in the muscles, there are several things that happen. First, the improved blood circulation helps the nutrients to be transported in the tissues more efficiently and nourish the muscles. Another thing that happens is that more oxygen gets into the muscles to fuel them through physical exertion.

Regular flexibility and stretching exercises and training can also help increase the production of synovial fluid in the joints.

This fluid that is found in the joints acts as the joints lubricating fluid that lessens the friction between the joint's moving parts. Aside from that, the synovial fluid also helps transport the nutrients into the joint tissues.

Flexibility exercise and training is one of the most overlooked forms of fitness program. Some people often neglect getting into stretching exercises as a form of their fitness regimen. The ultimate result is usually muscle strain and injury. Without stretching exercises, it can easy for muscles to become strained. That is why it is important for such exercises to be included into any fitness and wellness program.

7 Tips for Avoiding Peanut Allergy Reactions!

A peanut is a legume and not a tree nut, that is, peanut belongs to the family of soybeans, lentils, and peas. Peanuts are one of the most common allergens (allergy-causing foods) in the world today. They’re associated with some extremely serious and at times, fatal allergic reactions (such as anaphylaxis, a sudden and life-threatening condition) and schools are actively banning peanuts and peanut products from being used on school grounds. There are other ways a peanut can cause serious damage to your body. For example, if you inhale one and it blocks your airway and causes atelectasis; a condition which affects your lungs in a way that the alveoli (air sacs in lungs) stop filling up with air.

Symptoms of allergic reactions to peanuts include:

* nausea, vomiting, belly cramps, or diarrhea

* redness, swelling, itching, or tingly sensation in the skin or mouth, around the mouth, or in and around the throat

* itchy skin or hives in the shape of small spots or large welts

*runny or congested nose, watery and itchy eyes

* impaired breathing, or body going into shock, light-headed, passing out

If you feel like you have a peanut allergy please seek medical attention and advice immediately. If you are looking to avoid peanut allergy reactions, keep reading on to find listed seven ways to for avoiding peanut allergy reactions.

  1. Read the label before buying stuff:

Because of the number of people with nut allergies, most brands mention on their packaging if the product has any traces of nuts so if you are buying something off the shelf, read the label. Even if you have bought or consumed it before, check the label again in case the ingredients changed.

  1. Be vocal about it if you or your child has the allergy:

Tell teachers, friends, family, your servers at a restaurant, anyone who may handle the food you or your child eats. Chances are they’ll understand how terrible peanut allergies can be and be careful. Mention how severe it is and suggest alternatives or ask them to avoid all nutty foods.

  1. Cook your own food:

This way you can make sure no traces of unwanted allergens are in your food. Pack your own lunches and don’t buy stuff from marts when you’re going out to school, college, office, picnics, etc. Bring home-made food and snacks for you and your children to avoid any mishap and keep your epinephrine on you at all times.

  1. Prevent cross-contamination when handling allergens and non-allergens:

Be extra careful if you use both allergens and non-allergens at home so that you don’t contaminate one with other. For example, don’t use the same knife used to apply peanut butter on bread in a jam without washing it first. Keep nuts away from jars you use to store non-allergens for your allergic kid.

  1. Practice proper hygiene:

Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water, your utensils with dishwashing soap and water, and clean your countertops, etc. thoroughly to prevent cross-contact and to avoid contaminating your food supply.

  1. Don’t forget your guests and other people you cook for or serve to:

If you are worried someone in your family or friends circle or someone who is coming over as a guest has the allergy, do not use peanuts at all—because you better be safe than sorry. You might want to ask them about any allergies- not just peanut allergy- they might have so you can avoid using that ingredient and use alternatives instead.

  1. Consider using alternatives for peanut-based recipes or protein intake requirements:

Some alternatives to peanuts (especially in recipes) can be:

-Seeds: Pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds) or sunflower seeds can easily work as a great replacement for peanuts in granola bars, bread, nut butter, etc. Have to give up on peanut butter? Now you can find sunflower seed butter, pumpkin seed butters, flax seed butter, and hemp seed butter.

-Beans: Roasted soybeans, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), or peas, etc. are a nice replacement for nuts in salads. Roast them in the oven for a light and protein-filled snack!

-The super-food known by the name of Tiger nuts is your solution if you are allergic to all or most nuts as tiger nuts are not actually nuts but are small tubers which grow in the ground. They have all the nutritional benefits of nuts and none of the allergies.

Author Bio:
This guest post  for Tiger Nuts was written by Hassan Khan Yousafzai, he is passionate about Digital marketing. Along with educational background in Software Engineering he is bridging gap between marketing and development department. At Techvando, he has been consulting brands all over Pakistan to gain online traffic and profitable leads.

 

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Paleo Magazine review of our Tiger Nuts!

The following article appeared in Paleo Magazine, hope you like it

“The Paleo diet is not a historical reenactment.”

We hear this phrase over and over, most often in defense of modern foods like nut flours and butters, or the occasional square of dark chocolate. But what if it could be? What if there were a tasty, portable snack that could help bridge the gap between modern cave people and our Paleolithic ancestors?

The next time the “modern food” issue comes up in a debate, toss a bag of tiger nuts at the dissenter.

Tiger nuts are not nuts at all, but are in fact the tuberous root of a wild grass that originated on the African continent. Commonly called chufa sedge, nut grass or earth almond, the tiger nut is experiencing a culinary resurgence in Spain, where it is commonly enjoyed as horchata, a creamy, dairy-free beverage made from tiger nuts, dates and filtered water.

Considered “the world’s first cultivated food,” evidence points to widespread consumption of tiger nuts in ancient Egypt. The dried tubers have been found in predynastic Egyptian tombs from 600 years ago, and current research on hominid development point to tiger nuts—or a similar starchy tuber—as one of the key food sources for early humans. Tiger-Nuts_Web

Tiger nuts boast about 33 percent fiber, and thus offer a good source of prebiotic fuel for gut flora. Additionally, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and copper are abundant in tiger nuts, and they offer a rich source of resistant starch. But these tubers aren’t all starch and no substance. With a lipid profile similar to that of olive oil, tiger nuts have a macronutrient ratio almost identical to that of human breast milk.

Tiger nuts grow much like potatoes: The leafy stalks spring up from the ground, while below the surface of the earth, clusters of these little tubers are knit together by fine filaments of root. They only grow in certain parts of the world—climate and soil health are big factors—and the ones currently sold by Tiger Nuts USA are cultivated in Valencia on the eastern coast of Spain.

Tiger Nuts USA offers two varieties, peeled and unpeeled, although Paleo Magazine only received the peeled tubers to sample. Packaged in a 5-ounce bag, the company’s (appropriately named) Tiger Nuts are small, and look a bit like lumpy beige golf balls or round, shelled peanuts with their pitted skin. Their nutty texture is similar to that of the macadamia, and they have a toasted, sweet flavor. In fact, some of the best descriptors for the flavor of these tubers are those shared with the honey-nut cereals that made their rounds in pre-Paleo-diet breakfasts.

The tubers are absolutely packed with fiber, and this can make them a little tough to chew. But after the first bite or two, they release moisture and sweetness, and just a handful is extremely satisfying.

The Tiger Nuts USA website recommends them as a great snack for anyone with blood sugar control issues, dairy or gluten intolerances, nut allergies (remember, they’re a tuber) or just a general snacking habit. The high mineral content and extreme satiation would indeed make these little tubers a good snack for anyone pursuing nutrient density on a Paleo diet, and if you imagine hard enough, you may be able to feel the breezes of the African plains as you munch on this truly Paleolithic snack.

For more information or for online ordering, visit tigernutsusa.com.