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Tips to Reduce the Body Heat & Food that Controls your Body Heat

Body heat can be produced due to variety of factors among which the environmental heat that surrounds your body plays an important role. Your body can get heat up during the summer season when you are mostly exposed to the scorching sunrays. Another factor of heating up of body is the food you are consuming. The spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine are some component which you must avoid as these are food which can heat up your body internally. Some illness or drugs can also be responsible for increasing heat inside your body. But, today you can get some effective ways that can easily control heat inside your body. Some natural herbs and home remedies play an important role in this process.

The normal body temperature of a human should be 36.9˚C, with small variations which are acceptable. No matter what the external weather conditions are like, the internal body temperature is actually maintained for the regular functioning of the body. Just in case, a person’s body temperature falls too low or rises too high (which may be due to innumerable reasons), it can bring about damage to his/her internal organs leading to poor health and fitness. Follow these to avoid extreme body heat.

Reasons for Body Heat
Wearing tight or artificial clothing may trap water and produce ineffective decrease in heat.
Illnesses for example fever as well as infections.
An increased activity on the thyroid which raises the metabolic activity by the body processes and causes production of excess heat. Strenuous workout or physical exercise.
Medical conditions e.g. Seizures and muscular disabilities. Certain drugs or stimulants e.g. Amphetamines, cocaine, etc. Neurological disorders can bring about excessive body heat even when sleeping. Others factors which will result in increasing body heat are psoriasis, systemic sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, and eczema (as these diseases can affect the normal process of sweating).
Excessive contact with the sun can also result in high body temperature.

How to remove Heat from the Body
Stay away from hot and spicy food items
Avoid fatty and fried foods (junk/fast foods)
Stay away from caffeine & alcohol
Follow a low sodium diet regime
Use Coconut or Olive herbal oil for cooking than using almond, sesame & corn oil
Do not use nuts in your daily diet as they are known in increasing the body temperature rapidly. Try to have them 2-3 times a week
Try to follow a vegetarian diet regime or reduce your usage of red meat.

Home remedies for reducing body heat
Drink a glass of fresh pomegranate juice mixed with a few drops of almond oil, every morning.
Take a basin of cool water and soak your feet in it. This will help in reducing excessive heat from the body
Eat a handful of poppy seeds before you to go to sleep to get good rest and to maintain normal body temperature during night times. Remember that poppy seeds contain opiates and should not be consumed in large quantities.
An easy home remedy to relieve body heat, eat a spoonful of fenugreek seeds on a daily basis.
Add a tablespoon of honey in cold milk and have it on a daily basis for fast and effective results.
Mix sandalwood with water or cold milk and make it into a fine paste. Apply this paste in your forehead and cheat. This is a proven technique to reduce excessive body temperature and cool the skin instantly. You may also want to add few drops of rosewater to the paste for attaining greater results.
Add 2 tablespoons of clarifies butter to a glass of milk and have it daily. However, if you’ve high cholesterol, you should avoid this remedy.
Vegetables that are high in vitamin C and also fruits like orange and sweet lemon that contains citrus in it, are excellent foods to relieve body temperature.

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The Power of Yoga

Yoga is a spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which includes breathing control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Yoga provides mental strength and peace. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity, while preparing the mind and body for long-term health and prosperity.

Yoga seems to be acquainted with the physical and psychological benefits for stress management. The benefits of yoga also include decreased stress and tension, increased strength, balance & endurance, and lowered blood pressure. Physical Asana or bodily postures help both in flexibility as well as realizing the potential of the human body, which goes well beyond what we call as the physical being.

Various Forms of Yoga Hatha Yoga
Purpose To introduce beginners to yoga with basic poses and relaxation techniques
Benefits Relieves stress, provides physical exercise, and improves breathing
Good for Beginners and people wanting to learn the basics of yoga

Vinyasa Yoga
Purpose To link the breath with movement and to build lean muscle mass throughout the body
Benefits Helps improve strength and flexibility, tones the abdominal muscles, and reduces the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type II diabetes
Good for Beginners and advanced yogis alike seeking to strengthen their bodies

Ashtanga Yoga
Purpose To help improve one’s spiritual self
Benefits Relieves stress, improves coordination, and helps with weight loss
Good for Fit people looking to maintain strength and stamina

Iyengar Yoga
Purpose To strengthen and bring the body into alignment
Benefits Helps improve balance, speeds up recovery from an injury, and builds up body strength
Good for Beginners who want to learn the correct alignments in each pose and those with injuries, balance issues, and chronic medical conditions like arthritis

Bikram Yoga
Purpose To flush out toxins and to deeply stretch the muscles
Benefits Speeds up recovery from an injury, enhances flexibility, and cleanses the body
Good for Advanced levels who want to push themselves and those with physical injuries

Health Benefits of Yoga’s on the total body
1.Increases Endurance, Strength, Physical Stamina and Flexibility
2.Includes Reduction in Stress
3.Keeps Away Common Ailments
4.Helps Improve Focus
5.Keeps an Uncluttered Mind
6.Prepares the Mind and Body for Long Term Health Benefits
7.Provide Sustenance Power for Long Hours of Work
Also Provides
a.Arm and Shoulder Strength is multiplied as you use your own body weight for resistance
b.Lats and other back muscles begin to support the spine better than before
c.Abdominals and oblique are refined and sharpened through building core muscles
d.Hip flexors are stretched and rebuilt
e.Glutes, Quads, Hamstrings, and Calves are tightened and lengthened

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