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How and When to Drink Liquids

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Last Updated on Saturday, 20 February 2016 15:46

There are numerous guidelines which have to be followed when drinking liquids. If adhered to, these guidelines will assist the body in gaining maximum benefit from the liquid and prevent the body from being harmed by it.

How to Drink

· Drink according to the Sunnah method i.e. three large sips should be taken, pausing to breathe between each sip.

· Preferably remove the utensil from the lips between each sip.

· Do not inhale (breathe in) while drinking.

· Drink while sitting.

· Do not drink while standing, walking or reclining.

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A Healthy Lifestyle

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Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:25

Health is the expression of harmonious balance between the components in a person’s body, the environment and the lifestyle of the person. When a person is healthy, by all these factors being in balance, his body will be able to heal itself and fight sickness on its own. The goal is thus to assist the body maintain its balance by having a healthy lifestyle.

Some guidelines to a healthy lifestyle are:

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Stretch to Beat Back Pain

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Last Updated on Saturday, 17 October 2015 15:24

A Canadian chiropractor who specializes in natural approaches to health problems says that 80% of his patients actually have overly tight hamstrings, resulting in lower-back pain. He explains, “Your hamstrings are the muscles that run from behind your knees to the bottom of your pelvis. If they are tight, there is a constant downward pull on your pelvis. Since your pelvis is the foundation of your lower back and spine, this contributes to an unstable lower back and a greater chance of intermittent sprains and strains.” Even regular professional treatment won’t correct the back pain problem if the root cause is not eradicated. To test for overly tight hamstrings, lie flat on your back, legs relaxed, and have someone lift your leg by the foot to a 90 degree angle. If this is difficult, you need to stretch.

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Dates – A Truly Nutritional Food

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:22

Muslims generally break their fast by eating dates, as this is the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

Together with this, it is an ideal food which is easy to digest and within half an hour of consumption, the tired body regains a renewed vigour. The reason is that a shortage of sugar in the blood is the main factor. When the body absorbs the nutritional essence of a few dates, the feeling of hunger is appeased. When taking other foods after breaking the fast with dates, much cannot be eaten. It would seem that dates then help and prevent one from excessive eating.

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What to Do in Winter?

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Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 08:50

1. Refrain from eating cold foods as well as foods that are cold and dry in nature.

2. Eat foods that will increase body heat i.e. meat, spicy foods, sour foods, etc.

3. Heavy foods can be eaten slightly more as digestion improves in winter.

4. Eat foods with a low glycaemic level so that it can maintain nourishment for longer and to counter overeating.

5. Do not eat foods that are very sweet.

6. Dress warm at all times, inside the home and outside.

7. Do not go outside with the body or hair wet.

8. Keep the feet, ears and nape covered.

9. Exercise regularly, however it should not be so much as to cause a heavy perspiration.

10. The body should be cleansed and washed regularly so the pores are not blocked which may harm the body in spring.

11. Keep the skin moisturized using oils or cream.

   

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