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The benefits of Kegel exercises for men and women

Kegel exercises have become very popular, especially among women, but many women still don’t know what a Kegel is exactly.

Also, many people are unaware of the many benefits that Kegel exercises can have on overall wellness and health.

If there was some exercise that took only thirty seconds, did not require a doctor’s permission, did not require equipment, had physical and even sexual benefits — would you try it?

Okay, we think it’s time to learn about Kegel exercises.

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What are Kegel exercises?

Kegel exercises are done to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles are the muscles you use to stop the flow of your urine when you are sitting on the toilet. These exercises not only can stop your urine, but they can also prevent the accidental passing of gas or poop, and can even help to improve your orgasms. If you keep these muscles fit, you will keep your bowel, uterus, and bladder from sagging down into the vagina.

Benefits of Kegel exercises for women

These exercises can help overall fitness. Prolonged sitting, injury, repetitive movements, and pregnancy wreak havoc on your body. In many women, prolonged sitting can lead to deconditioning in both strength and aerobic fitness.

The stretching of the abdominal muscles during pregnancy can weaken the core. Also, weight gain is common due to pregnancy or our busy lives. Regular exercise can alleviate some of the effects and help women get back into shape faster. But, adding Kegel exercises to your workout routine is essential. A toned pelvic floor reduces the risk of incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and painful sex.

When it comes to sex, these exercises improve blood circulation to the vagina and pelvic floor, so they can are helpful for lubrication and arousal. After childbirth, many women feel like their vagina isn’t as tight as it was before. But, strengthening the pelvic floor muscles with these exercises can make it a little bit firmer. Women can easily contract their muscles, and that can improve sensation. Even if it is just psychological, it can help them feel better about their pelvic floor, so that is a positive benefit as well. 

These muscles are the most important when it comes to orgasm, so these exercises can help improve the intensity of the orgasm. The pelvic floor muscles are responsible for the pleasurable contractions felt in your genitals when the orgasm happens. If you have healthy pelvic floor muscles, you will experience more intense orgasms that last longer. If you have difficulty achieving the big O, you may be experiencing weak pelvic floor muscles.

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Also, strong pelvic floor muscles will allow you to grip your partner more tightly during penetration, making the sex more pleasurable for him as well! Strong muscles also offer comfortable vaginal penetration. 

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Benefits of Kegel exercises for men

The good news is that these exercises are beneficial to men, too. They help them with stress, overactive bladder symptoms, fecal incontinence symptoms, or gas. Also, men who have undergone prostate surgery can benefit from Kegel exercises.

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Your migraine can be triggered by these foods

A migraine is an episodic, chronic, primary headache. We also refer to migraines as vascular headaches since they happen when blood vessels in the head suddenly expand.

A migraine is a common problem, especially in recent years. This headache attacks you without warning and is extremely painful.

What causes migraines?

Several studies have confirmed what causes migraines. Many things, such as drinking alcohol, poor diet, sleep deficit, or even the weather, can cause headaches. They can have many triggers, from environmental, genetic, and hormonal, to neurological and emotional causes. The pain can be mild and dull, or stabbing and sharp, lasting for several minutes to several days.

The changes in the weather usually trigger migraines, especially if you live in an area with hot temperatures. Overconsumption of sugar in a short period can also provoke a migraine. 

Another factor that causes them is the change of the serotonin levels in the brain, as well as the change of the blood flow in the brain. Moreover, according to some research, insufficiency of folic acid, vitamins B12, B6, and D can also provoke migraines more frequently. The risk of them is increased by 300% if these vitamins are missing from your daily nutrition. That is why it is extremely important to balance vitamin intake.

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Symptoms of migraine

•         Vomiting

•         Nausea

•         Sensitivity to light

•         Eye pain

•         Tunnel vision

•         Blurred vision

•         Loss of appetite

•         Numbness or tingling

•         Difficulty concentrating

•         And more

Many people feel a pulsating, pounding, or throbbing pain on one side of the head. The pain lasts 6 to 48 hours. It is manifested by pounding pain, and for some people things get blurry, and they can’t see anything. Also, it can be followed by nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity. 

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If you suffer from this problem, you can only prevent the frequent occurrence of it. In addition, we give you a list of products that are confirmed to cause frequent migraines:

•    Avocados

•    Anchovies

•    Chocolate

•    Bananas

•    Mulberry

•    Cheese

•    Caffeine

•    Peas

•    Citrus Fruit 

•    Peanuts

•    Beams

•    Herring

•    Raspberry

•    Processed Meat

•    Sardines

•    Wine

•    Soy Sauce

•    Raisin

•    Red Plums

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Tiredness and lack of sleep also trigger them. Also, flashing lights, an aromatic substance such as perfumes, chemicals, or paint, changes in pressure, and not eating regularly can provoke frequent migraines. 

You can keep notes of what you eat and do on days that you have a migraine and compare to the days you don’t have it. This can help you to learn what provokes it and what to avoid preventing its frequent occurrence.

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Try this magical mixture if you feel exhausted

If you wake up tired and without energy, you need to try this magical mixture! Squeeze 1 lemon and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Once you feel the benefits of this magical mixture, you’ll never stop using it! This combination is great for detoxifying and cleansing your body. 

You’ll feel full of energy and extremely refreshed. People have been mixing lemon with olive oil for centuries to cure and prevent many different health issues. 

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Olive oil is used the most in Mediterranean nutrition. Greeks and Romans have appreciated it since ancient times. They even called it ‘liquid gold.’ It provides vital fatty acids that fight against bad cholesterol. Moreover, it is great for cleaning the toxins from your body. This makes olive oil a crucial element in our nutrition. 

Lemon is one of the healthiest fruits. It’s rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and healthy nutrients, which offer several health benefits. 

Experts say that you can treat and prevent many health issues by using the lemon and olive oil combination: 

Fights against constipation 

This magical mixture works as a lubricant for the digestive mucus, which stimulates the function of the gallbladder and liver. Furthermore, it helps our body to get rid of the toxins, which also boosts digestion and eliminates everything our body doesn’t need. 

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Prevents and treats cardiovascular problems

The fatty acids found in olive oil are very important for our body’s circulation, which helps in removing the bad cholesterol. The healing powers of this potion make it great in preventing and treating cardiovascular problems.

Prevents and treats rheumatic problems

This combined with its great anti-inflammatory properties will fight against the pain in your joints. You need to use it every morning on an empty stomach. 

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Provides a balance of the liver and the gallbladder

Experts state that if you drink this magical mixture in the morning on an empty stomach, at least an hour before breakfast, you can prevent the growth of gallstones. Also, it will detoxify your liver, gallbladder, and kidneys.

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Bipolar disorder: Celebrities who have talked openly about it

Anyone who struggles with bipolar disorder needs to accept it as part of their lives because that is something that makes you the wonderful person you are.

Kanye West believes that we should talk openly about mental health problems, like bipolar disorder, and that no one should be ashamed of it. 

Bipolarity is a mental disorder most commonly characterized by sudden mood swings. People who suffer from bipolar disorder have periods when they feel overjoyed and full of energy, and then periods when they are sad, hopeless, and depressed.

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Between these euphoric and depressive episodes, they may feel good, but sudden mood swings harm many aspects of their lives. Most people with bipolar disorder experience more depressive episodes than euphoric ones.

As with many mental disorders, people who have not experienced bipolar disorder may not always understand it, but many celebrities use their influence to change it.

They talk openly about their diagnosis and the challenges it brings, thus showing those who suffer that they are not alone. At the same time, their openness will help others to better understand this disorder.

In addition, take a look at the celebrities who spoke openly about the battle with bipolarity. 

Mariah Carey

The famous singer was diagnosed in 2001, and three years ago, in an interview with People, she spoke about her experience with bipolar disorder:

“I was irritable and always afraid that I would disappoint others. Then I found out that it was some kind of mania. During the depressive episodes, I had no energy at all and felt stuck. I asked for help and received therapy. I started to surround myself with positive people and focus on what I love most – writing songs and making music.”

Jean-Claude Van Damme

The actor said that the diagnosis in the late ‘90s opened his eyes and made him think about his life. He divorced 4 times, was charged with spousal abuse, and was addicted to cocaine. However, things started to come together after his diagnosis of rapid-cycling bipolar:

“You just have to take a little salt [the drug sodium valproate], and since I’m doing that it’s, like, BOOM! In one week, I felt it kick in. All the commotion around me, all the water around me, moving left and right around me, became like a lake.”

Carrie Fisher

In her book “Wishful Drinking”, the actress opened up about the problems with alcohol, but also about bipolar disorder:

“Bipolarity can be a challenge that steals all your energy. It requires a lot of endurance and even more courage. Well, if you live with this disorder and still function, you should be proud of yourself, not ashamed.”

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Robbie Williams

Due to his experience, the singer became an ambassador for the music support charity that offers support to people in the music industry who have mental health problems or addictions.

Robbie Williams talked about bipolar disorder in a Stephen Fry’s documentary: 

“Sometimes it’s too much for me, but sometimes it’s like the tool I need to get on stage. Sometimes I live in bliss and that is wonderful.”

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Kanye West

The rapper was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016 and has since spoken openly about the challenges he faces. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Kanye said that music is perhaps his best therapy.

“I think it’s important that we all talk openly about mental health problems, especially people like me with dark skin. Our community did not have therapists and no one advised us to go to therapy.”

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