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5 Best Workouts for Fighting Aging

Guest Blogger James H.,

5 Best Workouts for Fighting Aging

Few people have problem with growing old; many have problem with looking old. Aging is a natural phenomenon but not everybody is okay with aged looking. Luckily, looking aged is not mandatory. You can grow old but still look and feel young. The mantra of this joyful feeling is to remain fit and have peace of mind. There are many exercises and activities that an individual can adopt to fight aging. In this article, we are listing 5 workouts that can help.


Yoga is known to help you stay healthy and cure lots of diseases too. This is an ancient practice and can be adopted at any age. In the modern era, yoga is recommended to almost everybody because of lifestyle choices and changes that make life stressful in general—stress is the major cause of aging. Yoga is known to reduce stress and anxiety and bring a sense of peace, while aligning the body in the optimal shape. There are few postures in yoga which help in removing aging from particular body parts. You can adopt a 15-minute/30-minute or more yoga practice on daily basis depending upon the schedule and time availability.


Squats are related to large muscles of your body and help tremendously in anti-aging. Squats help in burning calories and keep the legs strong. Squatting is important for our daily chores too—apart from keeping you fit, this workout helps in anti-aging process too. However, it is important to do it right way and not induce any adverse effects.


Walking is an age-old practice to keep oneself fit and strong, and at the same time keeping young. There is no exertion involved in walking and it can be done without any problem—suitable to all age-levels and situations. It helps in improving the metabolism and improves blood regulation.


Cardio is one exercise which is recommended by many specialists. It may involve running using treadmills (if you can’t hit outdoors), swimming, dancing and cycling etc. It helps in burning calories, improving heart rate and blood regulation, and assist in keeping you young. You can choose to adopt any of the cardio exercise or club them and use them to keep yourself fit and young.

Weight lifting

Weight lifting is another workout that can help burn calories and reduce aging effect on the body. Depending upon your physical ability and condition, you can adopt a regular weight-lifting exercise in your daily routine. Joining a gym is a good option because you can get the expert guidance from a specialist there.


Anti-aging is not a rare phenomenon—it can be achieved with proper diet and exercises and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A lot of people adopt combination of workouts to keep themselves fit and young. Many of them adopt a particular system of exercises like yoga or tai chi depending on their choice and follow it diligently to achieve the desired results. There are various recommendations provided by various government and non-government bodies for particular exercises corresponding to particular age-group. It is always better to consult with specialists and adopt the most suitable workout to avoid aging.

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4 Tips for Dealing with a Dust Allergy

By Guest Blogger James H.

4 Tips for Dealing with a Dust Allergy



Do you often suffer from chest tightness, wheezing or a runny nose? If so, you could have a dust allergy. This frustrating problem can have a big impact on your life, but often remains undiagnosed. In this article, I’ll go through some of the most common symptoms, before providing four tips for reducing the effects of a dust allergy.


Before we go any further though, it’s important to understand what causes a dust allergy. Somewhat confusingly, it’s not the dust itself that triggers a reaction, but dust mites. These tiny creatures love furniture, mattresses and carpets, and thrive in homes with high humidity. The key to relieving a dust allergy is reducing the quantity of mites in a home.


Symptoms of a Dust Allergy


The symptoms of a dust allergy are similar to any airborne allergy. The most common include itching, sneezing, a runny nose, puffy eyes and chest tightness. The symptoms are usually worse inside the home and may be most severe in the morning. Unlike a pollen allergy, dust allergy symptoms are usually a problem year-round.


How to Relieve a Dust Allergy


The good news is that killing dust mites is relatively simple. You can’t get rid of them all, but you can reduce their numbers enough to relieve allergy symptoms. Here are four of the most effective methods.


  1. Buy Allergy-Proof Bedding


As I mentioned, dust mites love to live in duvets and pillows – especially if they’re made from feathers or wool. If possible, replace bedding with an allergy-proof alternative. This can stop mites breeding and provide relief when you’re sleeping.


It’s also important to wash your bedding at a high temperature. This kills dust mites and prevents them from building a colony in your bed (which isn’t a pleasant thought!)


  1. Reduce Humidity and Get Rid of any Mould


In some cases, a dust allergy is actually a reaction to mould spores. Both mould and dust mites thrive in humid homes, which can make allergies worse. For this reason, if you have mould in the home – or high humidity – this is a priority to fix.


The easiest way to reduce humidity is to buy a dehumidifier. These can be expensive, but can reduce humidity to manageable levels in just a few days. Keep the relative humidity below 50% as this is the minimum dust mites can live in.

A dehumidifier won’t get rid of mould though – it just stops it growing. If there’s noticeable mould in your home, you may need to have it treated by a professional to ensure it doesn’t return. If the mould is being caused by a leak in a roof, wall or window, this should also be fixed.


  1. Buy a Vacuum with a HEPA Filter

Have you noticed your symptoms often get worse after vacuuming? This is because a vacuum with a poor quality filter can stir up dust mites and other allergens into the air.


A vacuum with a HEPA filter, however, is much more effective at trapping and removing allergens from exhaust air. If you have an allergy, a HEPA filter should be your first priority, as it can make the biggest difference to your symptoms.


You may also want to consider buying a handheld vacuum, such as the ones recommended at Spotless Vacuum. Handheld models are great for quickly cleaning your mattress and bed base, which commonly harbour dust mites.


  1. Replace Bedroom Carpets with Hard Floors


Dust mites love carpets, as they provide a warm environment to live in. If your allergies are particularly bad at night, replacing carpets in your bedroom with tile or wood floors may be your best option. This is the most expensive and time-consuming tip, but can provide almost instant relief.




Dust mites are microscopic creatures – but they can cause big problems if you’re allergic to them. Fortunately, there are ways to quickly reduce their number, which can have a positive effect on any allergic reactions.


If you have any questions about dust mites, allergies or home cleaning, please let me know in the comments. I’d be glad to help!

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