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5 Ways to Massage Your Whole Body by Yourself

5 Ways to Massage Your Whole Body by Yourself

The daily routine can take a toll on you, mentally and physically. You need to have relaxation time so that the body and mind can recover from exhaustion and stay fresh. Just as meditation helps in calming the mind, you can refresh the body by massaging it.

Massage is more effective and safer than taking prescription pills. You can massage your feet, head, shoulders or the thighs. You do not need to spend a lot of money on massage as you can do it yourself.

Here are some simple massage therapies that you could do yourself. In this way, you do not have to spend money to get a healthy and fit body.

1. Relieving the Stress of Tired Eyes:

It is possible that your eyes are tired after a busy day. You can relieve the stress of the eyes with a simple therapy.

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All you have to do is to close them and put your thumb under the eyebrows. You should start at the inside corner of the socket of eyes and press and gently.  massage using circular movement, working slowly towards the outsides of your eyebrows. Continuing the massage all around your eyes

It is a tender place and important for relieving the stress of the eyes. The movement should end at the bridge of your nose. If you repeat the simple massage using your thumbs, you will be able to relieve the eyes strain.

2. Getting Rid of Tension and Headaches:

If you are bothered by headaches then you can use a simple massage therapy to get rid of them. You can also release tension from your body with this simple therapy.

The first step is to place the thumbs on your cheekbones. The thumbs should be placed close to the ears. Apply pressure to the area by using fingertips. Do not apply too much pressure and the fingers should be gentle.

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Do not apply too much pressure and the fingers should be gentle. Rub your temples with fingertips. It is a delicate place present between the ear and the eye. You should apply firm pressure and use tiny circular motions. Move the fingers slowly along the hairline and they should meet in the centre of the forehead. This simple motion will make sure that that the whole forehead is massaged and relieved of any possible stress.

3. Keep your Hands Relaxed:

Here are some simple movements that can help relieving the strain of working all day. You can stretch the hands and fingers. You need to rub the fingers, starting from base to the tip of fingers.

You should also gently twist and pull each finger. The next simple movement is resting the left hand on your lap and make sure the palm is facing upwards. You need to squeeze the fleshy part of the hand between the thumb and index finger. The movement should move from wrist to the base of the thumb. The next step is to press the web that is present between thumb and left index finger. You need to repeat the movement more than once if you find any tender spots.

You should repeat the motion with the right hand as well. Hand massages are not just good for hands but can also help in relieving you of headaches.

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4. Get Rid of any Tension in the Neck:

There are easy massage therapies that can help in relieving any tension in the neck area. People spend a whole day sitting and working on their laptops or computer can suffer from tension in the neck.

If you feel pain in the neck area then it will be difficult to concentrate. You can release the tension by just moulding your hands over the shoulders and exhale. While exhaling you need to let the head drop slowly. You also need to squeeze the fingers as you glide them on the muscles of the shoulders and move towards the neck. The next movement is to put your elbows on the desk and let the head drop forward.

The movement should be slow and not jerky. You need to massage the neck starting from shoulders and going towards the base of the skull. Use the fingertips while massaging and do it with small circular movements.

5. Taking Care of the Feet:

If you have to stay on your feet whole day then you will end up with sore and painful feet. You can get rid of the pain before it becomes serious by massaging them. You can simply use a tennis ball for relieving the stress of the feet.

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Place the ball under the feet, put your weight on it and roll it from heel to toe. You can use a water bottle afterwards to ice your feet.

These are some of the simple massage therapies that you can do yourself. By practising them you can give yourself a full body massage without any cost.

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Last Updated on January 14, 2019

7 Ways To Make Exercise Fun For Everyone

7 Ways To Make Exercise Fun For Everyone

From Atkins to Paleo to eating gluten-free despite not being one of the rare few people afflicted with celiac disease, fad diets are everywhere. It drives me crazy because I believe these diets do more harm than good. Your body is made up of a variety of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals, and losing weight healthily isn’t possible when you fill your body with unnecessary synthetic plastics, sugars, and powders. There’s no easy button in life.

What you need to do is exercise, which isn’t very appealing to many people. Workouts take work, so there’s already a stigma involved in going to the gym. Starting a healthy workout regimen becomes easier when you make it fun. If you want to live long and prosper, get off the couch and try these methods to turn your workout into a playout.

1. Take the scenic route.

Walking is an easy way to transition to a healthy lifestyle, and it’s free. Not only do you burn calories (check out this calculator for how many calories you burn based on your weight), but you see the world in a different way. Hiking in nature is great if you have access to it, but don’t let living in an urban area deter you from walking.

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Whenever I’m creatively stuck I get my head straight by walking a couple of miles. It’s also how I discover new paths, meet new people, and stumble upon hole-in-the-wall spots I never would have found otherwise. You could drive past the same place every day and never appreciate the beauty, nor even notice it’s there.

2. Distract yourself.

No matter what exercise routine you choose, use the time to meditate. You may wonder how marathon runners are able to put so many miles on their bodies. It’s because the pain from running that you avoid is something they’ve learned to harness to enter a transcendental state. If you’re aware of the benefits of meditation and exercise but don’t have time to do both, you can combine them, killing two birds with one healthy stone.

3. Listen to music or podcasts.

There are few experiences in life more pleasurable than turning up the music and drowning out the world around you. With so many podcasts and music apps available on your smartphone, you can easily find entertainment options perfectly suited to your personal tastes. Never worry what people may think of you when working out;instead, crank up the volume and get lost in your own world. You’ll be in shape before you know it.

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4. Bring a friend.

Some people can’t go anywhere alone. While I highly recommend dining out and seeing a movie in a theater alone, having company while exercising is very helpful. It allows you to pace yourself with someone else, and gives you a coach to motivate and push harder than you may have on your own.

Many exercises are safer when done with a friend, and some sports can only be played with another person. Involving others in your goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Just remember to continue exercising if the other person flakes, or they’ll be in control of your health.

5. Accessorize.

There are accessories that can make exercise easier, and sometimes buying a new toy can add some much-needed fun to your routine. With apps like RunKeeper and Nike+, your smartphone is capable of tracking your vitals and progress. Wrist weights can add a new dimension to your workout, and, if you exercise at night, a headlamp can help you see what’s in front of you so you don’t trip.

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For urban runners and power-walkers, one of the biggest obstacles is other people. It’s difficult to get in your meditative zone and enjoy your music when you constantly have to dodge people. To resolve this vexing issue, Runbell, a startup in Tokyo, has developed the runner’s version of the bicycle bell. With this lightweight brass bell warning people you’re approaching from behind, you’re free to maintain your transcendental state while continuing your workout. Head to their Kickstarter campaign to pledge your support.

6. Compete.

A little healthy competition can motivate you to push yourself further in your workout regimen. There are apps like Zombies, Run! which turns your run into a video game, and MyFitnessPal which allows you to connect with others in the exercise community. Whether you’re directly competing with a friend, an online community, or against your previous self, setting goals is the key to reaching them. Running with no destination can feel like an impossible task, and it’s easy to get distracted.

7. Relax.

The best part about exercising is how much you enjoy the downtime. If you think laying on your couch all day is enjoyable, it has nothing on that hour you spend as a couch potato after a rigorous workout. Jay-Z said it best, “in order to experience joy, you need pain.” The harder you push yourself while exercising, the better you’ll feel when you’re relaxing.

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With that said, don’t relax too much, or it loses the effect. It’s okay to indulge every so often. Treat yourself to some junk food you’re craving, imbibe a drink here and there, and spend a day vegging out on your couch. Staying healthy doesn’t have to be torture. Just turn down when you can and dedicate some time to better the health of your body. You only get one.

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