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7 Signs Ginger Water Should Be Your Everyday Choice

7 Signs Ginger Water Should Be Your Everyday Choice

Have you ever tried drinking ginger water? Did you know that ginger can actually fight cancer, and is known to be one of the healthiest spices in the world? If you’re experiencing any of these 7 symptoms, you need to start drinking ginger water every day.

1. You have a hard time losing weight.

So many of us would love to shed the pounds, but it seems like nothing we do works. If you’ve been trying to lose weight to no avail, try drinking ginger water every day. Ginger has been shown to increase your metabolism. Furthermore, it is used as an active ingredient in many weight loss supplements.

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Additionally, ginger suppresses your appetite by helping you to feel full for longer amounts of time. Let’s do the math: eating fewer calories + burning more calories = weight loss!

2. You have digestion problems.

IBS is pretty common in the United States, affecting 25-45 million Americans. It can be very painful, causing bloating, gas, cramps, diarrhea, and even constipation. Luckily for you (if you have IBS or bad gas), ginger can provide some much-needed relief. Ginger soothes and relaxes the intestines, which helps alleviate all of the symptoms of IBS.

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3. You get motion sickness or frequent nausea.

Ginger is well-known for being one of the best treatments for nausea. For those of us who feel queasy every time we get in the back seat of a car or ride a boat, ginger can come to the rescue. In fact, it can help anyone who feels nauseous, even if motion sickness isn’t the culprit.

Pregnant women often get morning sickness and feel very nauseous every morning. Similarly, some women’s cramps during their “time of the month” can be so painful it induces nausea. Drinking ginger water every day can cure these terrible symptoms! In fact, ginger has been shown to alleviate not only nausea, but also the cramp pain itself.

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4. You’re often sick.

Do you always seem to have a cold or a runny nose, and it just won’t go away? Ginger water is the answer! Ginger boosts the immune system. Doctors say ginger can cleanse the lymphatic system, flush out toxins, and kill bacteria. All of these benefits lead to more time spent being healthy.

5. You have a low sex drive.

Believe it or not, ginger actually increases your desire to get freaky in the sheets! Ginger naturally improves circulation throughout the body, which is why it also helps with arthritis and irritable bowels. In doing so, ginger also improves circulation through our sex organs. This circulation increases blood flow to our organs, which means you’ll find yourself ready to go more often!

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6. Alzheimer’s runs in your family.

If someone in your immediate family is suffering from Alzheimers, you could be at risk of contracting it yourself. There are a few studies that have shown Alzheimer’s to be potentially genetics related, which means your family could pass it on to you. Drinking ginger water every day reduces your risk of contracting the disease because ginger has been shown to slow down the loss of brain cells.

7. You get frequent heartburn.

Heartburn plagues almost 22 million Americans on a daily basis, and even more on a weekly and monthly basis. It’s painful, uncomfortable, and plain annoying. In fact, many of the acid blocker medications normally prescribed by doctors simply don’t work for everyone. If you’ve tried other methods to no avail, drinking ginger water every day may provide you the relief you’re seeking.

Conclusion

Ginger has many amazing healing properties. It has been touted as a miracle cure for many ailments and for many generations. Asian countries have been using it as a medicinal herb for over 2,000 years, so it must be doing something right if we’re still using it today!

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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