Homemade Electrolyte Drink – Forget Powerade and Gatorade

Berocca-ReplacementEnergy drinks are quite popular, but they are usually expensive and the worst part is that they can actually make you sick. As per a report by SAMSHA or Abuse and Mental Health Services Association, it was reported that energy drinks are one of the main causes of public health problems, with ER visits, caused due to such beverages has doubled between the years 2007 to 2011. The number increased from 10,068 to 20,783.

Having these energy drinks regularly, is known to have many negative side effects. Some common health issues which you can face include mood problems, headache, insomnia, high blood pressure and also anxiety. It is said that these energy drinks have more than 90 side effects due to the use of several artificial ingredients. There is also an increased reason for rashes, seizures, weight gain and also cancer.

However, most of us feel low energy these days and hence it becomes really difficult to resist all such energy drinks. These special drinks offer much needed energy boost to help us workout consistently and be fit and energetic throughout the day.

The best part is that you can now prepare your own healthy drink using natural products. We have a recipe which offers a good Electrolyte Energy Drink which will work effectively without any kind of side effects. This drink is also quite cheap to prepare. 

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5 Easy Stretches To Improve Flexibility

Stretching is a crucial part of building power and flexibility. It also aides in recovery of sporting injuries. Correct stretching before and after exercise helps to reduce the risk of injury whilst also increasing flexibility.

We spend so many hours a day sitting in front of a computer screen, or watching TV on the couch, that it’s important to take time out to realign your body by performing stretches. Stretching exercises help in improving blood circulation which in turns helps in improving strength and muscle agility.

Try these 5 easy stretches out once a day for a week and you’ll begin to feel more flexible as each day rolls around. Increase the stretches to 2 to 3 times per day once you get into a habit. For more stretches and professional exercise programs, visit the sports doctors at the #1 Geelong Medical Centre. They offer supervised exercise programs in their onsite gym to help reduce chronic pain as well as knee and back injuries.

Stretches don’t need to be hard work…


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9 Best Natural Dandruff Remedies

Dandruff is super common but that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing and annoying to deal with and get rid of. There are many anti-dandruff products out on the market, but many include toxic ingredients like pyrithione zinc, which can cause eye irritations and skin problems along with hair loss, rashes and hives. These products often cause redness, itchiness and irritation which can cause a disruption of the endocrine, cardiovascular and reproductive system.

Disturbing – isn’t it? Here at Home, Health, Beauty and Beyond, we’re all about natural remedies and cures and we’ve come up with a great list of store-bought alternatives for the treatment of dandruff. Not only are these all natural, but they are super affordable and you’ve probably got at least half of this list in your bathroom and kitchen cabinets already! Let’s get on with ti!

tea-tree-oil1) Tea Tree Oil

This is an essential oil which is created by steam distilling the leaves of a specific plant which is grown here in Australia. This tree oil is known for its effectiveness in reducing bacteria. This oil is helpful in battling fungus and bacteria which helps in tackling dandruff but doesn’t dry the scalp. This oil also helps in killing bacteria which is generally caused due to overproduction of the skin cells. This often leads to the formation of dandruff. As this tea tree oil is applied on scalp, it slowly seeps in the hair follicles; it slowly works to unclog them and removes all kinds of microorganisms which are known to cause an irritation. A study reveals that tea tree oil helps in reducing the severity of dandruff as much as by 5%.

You need 10 drops of the oil for 8 ounces of your shampoo. You can use it to wash your hair normally. Let it sit on the scalp for ten minutes, so that the benefits of the oil are soaked up.

You can also prepare one overnight effective medicine with the oil. You will need one small empty bottle, which is ¾ filled with almond oil. In this oil add at least 15 drops of organic tree oil and mix it well. You can apply the oil on your scalp and massage for 3-4 minutes. This will ensure that your scalp is well saturated. You can place a shower cap on your hair so that your pillowcase isn’t stained. You can wash the hair the next morning

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5 Steps To Breathing Easier In Your Home

allergiesAre you having trouble breathing in your own home? Do you feel suffocated? Is it damp inside your home? As we’re now in Spring here in Australia, it’s a perfect time to get rid of the winter cobwebs around your home that could be making it difficult to breathe easy. Thinks like dust, damp, mildew and even the type of cleaning products you use can all have an effect on your breathing. Check out our top 5 tips on how breathe easier in your own home.

1) Use A Dehumidifier
If your home has been left damp after winter, using a dehumidifier will help in reducing the moisture levels in your home. This will make it easier to breathe. With lesser moisture in the air, your home will be less welcoming to different allergens like mould, mildew, dust mites and other allergens.

air-conditioning-service2) Ensure Your HVAC Maintenance Is Up To Date
Did you know you should have your air conditioning unit serviced every year? Many times air conditioners are not serviced on time and they often stop working as expected. Air conditioning Geelong provide annual servicing which ensures your unit is performing optimally, not only for your health but also your electricity bill. Make sure you’re getting your home’s heating and cooling units serviced at regular intervals of time.

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10 Natural Home Remedies That Help Remove Tartar And Give You A Killer Smile

Tartar is solidified plaque which, left untreated can be extremely harmful to teeth and gums. It can lead to tooth decay and other several painful conditions. If tartar is something that’s bothering you, try out these natural home remedies before your tartar gets any worse.

1) Baking Soda
You need to put a small quantity of baking soda on your damp toothbrush. Brush your teeth using it. You can later rinse your mouth using lukewarm water. Use this daily to remove plaque.

Aloe-Vera-Treatment2) Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is quite effective in treating tartar and other gum problems. You need to extract aloe vera pulp for this. Rub this on your teeth and let it remain for ten minutes. Rinse it away using cold water. Use this twice in a day.


3) Black Tea
In a cup of hot water, you need to steep one bag of tea. Steep it for 4 minutes at least. You need to squeeze the bag in water so that most of the fluoride is removed. Let the tea cool. You can then use it to rinse your mouth. You need to do this everyday which will remove tartar.

4) Cloves
You need a teaspoon of powdered cloves and a few drops of olive oil. Mix and apply this on your teeth. Leave it for two minutes and you can rinse off with lukewarm water. You can do this twice a day.

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Top Diet Tips For Asthma Sufferers

Suffering from asthma? A few diet tips or changes in what you eat can actually help in improving your condition. Though, there is no conclusive proof of the fact that a certain diet plan can help in reducing the frequency or the severity of asthma attack, some diet tips will help in improving your overall health condition.

Have Vitamin D Rich Foods:
Increasing the intake of vitamin D might help in reducing asthma attacks. Include foods such as orange juice, eggs, salmon and milk, which are all rich in vitamin D.

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10 Bad Habits You Need to Drop, To Drop Weight.

Old habits are really difficult to get rid of and they can actual interrupt all your weight loss efforts. You might be under the belief that you are doing everything perfect and you will lose the stubborn pounds, but due to some reason, the needle doesn’t seem to move. Even if it actually moves, it must be going in the right direction.

We know that none is perfect and you might unknowingly spoil all your efforts, you might be actually hurting your health. The odds are that you might not feel into that original dress size or those smaller pants again. There is a lot of contradictory advice which moves around these days online, it is quite surprising that people are actually confused about what they should be eating to gain a healthy weight and for optimal performance. You needn’t always be too tough on yourself. You just need to find out about the bad habits which you should be breaking so that you are able to lose your weight.

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