How to Live a More Natural Life

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Lifestyle

No matter where you live, what you do for a living, what kind of lifestyle you lead, living a non-toxic, healthy life is the goal of everyone. It definitely sounds great and it is one of the biggest changes that you can do for yourself. However, sometimes this might be easier said than done. What are the most important things you have to know? How to actually start? Are there any tips and tricks to living a more natural and healthier life? Take a look at some of these steps and incorporate them as soon as possible if you want to make a difference in your life:

Always opt for a massage

In order to start living a healthier and more natural life, you need to feel the change in your body. Due to the fast pace of life nowadays and the sea of responsibilities that we encounter every day, we forget about how much we need to tend to our bodies. Opting for a massage is a great way to start this process - it will make your body much more reflexive and yourself able to enjoy life more. It is very important, though, to choose a good massage that is not going to be pleasant, but also strong enough to actually help you relax your body. If you cannot find time to go and book a men’s mobile massage, you can always book a mobile one where the masseur (male therapist) will come to your house.

Opt for more natural food and drinks

Turning to more natural options for meals and drinks is definitely going to help you in your goal to live a more natural life. This means that you give up on food that is greasy and heavy, give up on fast food, and opt for food that is either raw or grilled. Make your diet richer in vegetables and fruit. On the other hand, bid farewell to sugary drinks and juices, and focus on water and tea instead. There are various types of tea that have amazing taste and are very healthy, so you can have them as an option instead of coffee or juice. To make sure you always have them at home, you can consider certain wholesale tea options and order them that way. Drinking natural drinks is very important, not only because of detoxing the organism, but also because it is very healthy and will do wonders for your body.

Reduce garbage

Another way to live a more natural life and also help our planet is to reduce the amount of garbage and to recycle whatever you can. Always try to find ideas that are eco-friendly and that do not require any use of plastic and harmful materials. If you have an option to use containers more than once, do that. Recycling containers and using them some other time, or simply using reusable stainless steel or glass options will definitely lower the use of plastic. It is always a good idea to prevent the garbage from accumulating.

Clean your cosmetics

The most harmful materials are not in the food that you eat or the juices that you drink, but rather in your cosmetics and the products that you have in your bathroom. This is why it is a good idea to take a look at the ingredients of each and then decide if you want to keep that particular product or not. Make sure to check the body moisturizer, sunscreen, makeup, lotion, shampoo, and if you are a guy, the shaving cream.

Go outside more

Finally, always go outside more. Try to find different venues and places where you will go and sightsee. There are so many natural places all around us, and it would be such a shame not to experience them. So, the next time you want to go to a swimming pool, consider a lake nearby where you can have your dip in the water while still enjoying a more natural life.

It is not difficult to lead a healthier and more natural life. It does take a bit of devotion and it does require to be more open to new destinations and new things, but it is definitely worth it. Simply try it out and you will see for yourself.

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

A Tradesman's Health

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Tradespeople need Remedial Massage in their Toolkit

A tradesman's health is their most vital tool, yet Australian tradespeople experience some of the highest claims of injury and time off work compared to other industry workers.

Over 30% of work-related injury cases are related to manual handling or body stressing claims (Body stressing injuries include muscle strains, back conditions, and tendonitis/tenosynovitis). While efficient and effective Occupational Health and Safety practices are now compulsory, musculoskeletal disorders, joint and ligament injuries and wounds still account for over 70% of all cases. Consequently putting in place a preventative program that involves remedial massage alongside good occupational health practices could bring around fewer aches and pains and a better functional working life.

The four most typical areas that tradespeople experience pain and injury are the necks, back, elbows and knees. Here's how remedial massage can help:

Pain Relief

Remedial therapists use their professional training and knowledge to provide therapeutic benefits that have a scientific basis, unlike a general masseur. Remedial therapists can provide pain relief by working on specific areas that trigger a natural release of endorphins, your body's pain-relieving hormones. Aside from this, kneading, rubbing and twisting of soft tissue generally feels nice! It also boosts the flow of blood and oxygen to your muscles. All that increased circulation flushes waste products such as lactic and uric acid out of your muscles.

Loosen Up Tight Muscles

A massage is most people's go-to whenever we're feeling sore or tight after a long day at work. Even if a practitioner does not perform it, self-administered massage feels great on tired muscles. A tradesman's job has high physical demand, and it's no wonder their muscles often feel sore and 'knotted' from constant twisting, bending down and lifting heavy objects. A remedial therapist will use a variety of methods to loosen your muscles. Remedial massage breaks down knots and adhesions and helps improve posture and flexibility. Both are important when it comes to staying active and pain-free.

Help Stiff Joints

Tradespeople commonly experience joint pain. Repetitive lifting, gripping, drilling and kneeling affect the knees and elbows. Remedial massage can help reduce aches and pains and loosen up sore muscles and joints. Subsequently improving your joint flexibility and range of motion (ROM).

Promotes Optimal Health

Our bodies have over 600 muscles that keep us moving, it's essential we give them some regular love and attention. Remedial massage not only helps to reduce muscle tension and, aches and pains that arise on the work site, but it also has an enormously positive impact on your mobility as you age. If you're on a quest for life-long optimal health, a professional remedial massage therapist can help you stay in your trade longer. Make remedial massage part of your routine.