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Painless Long Journey: Tips

Several people usually feel a lot of motion sickness when they are travelling by plane or ship. This is especially the case if they are travelling ...


Several people usually feel a lot of motion sickness when they are travelling by plane or ship. This is especially the case if they are travelling for the first time. If you had been drinking lots of water days before your travel day, this is highly reduced. However, it is always important to accompany yourself with some cloves of ginger or prepare ginger water before you leave. Ginger is known to be a very good remedy for nausea. During these times, the best thing after taking the ginger is to close your eyes and sleep.

Your position while in the plane or train is very important. You need to keep on changing the positions of your body parts as frequently as possible especially if it is a long journey. When in a plane, your movements are limited to only moving the body parts. You will not be able to just stand on the pass way. However, you can make some trips to the washrooms to relax your muscles. Keep on changing the position of your legs so as to prevent blood clots. In case you are travelling by train, after some time you can just stand on the pathway and be very flexible to allow you body to be rocked a little bit. Do not hold a firm grip. This is important for improving the circulation of your whole body.

It is not always appropriate to change your eating habits during the travel day. However, if you can do well with a heavy meal just before departure, do that. This is regardless of whether it is in the morning or not. Reduce eating as much as possible while you are on the plane. Frequent eating may bring about stomach upsets and conditions that will make you feel uncomfortable in the plane. You will also not have the peace of mind. The best snacks to eat while in the plane are fruits, fruit salads and fruit juices.

Water is good for keeping you hydrated during the journey. You should therefore ensure that you start drinking lots of water days before the day of the journey. This is to make your bladder to be used to accommodating lots of water hence comfort during the travel. Otherwise, if you just start drinking lots of water on the travel day, you may feel uncomfortable because you may be forced to keep on visiting the wash rooms. Most of stomach upsets are brought about by dehydration. This is also the same with headaches, being too much uneasy among others. You can keep yourself from all these by drinking lots of water before the journey and during the time when you are on the plane.

You will really be bored in the plane if you have nothing to do during these long hour journeys. Having some headphones that will be connected to a music device can keep you company during the journey. You can watch some Christian presentations from your computer or even listed to music of the genre you like most. You can also always accompany yourself with some story books, your bible or a research book for the project you are currently working on.

Is Protein Powder Good for You?


If you are an exercise buff or you do frequent the gym, you would have heard about other bodybuilders, exercise buffs and athletes working out in the gym discuss about the the various protein shakes and supplements they normally take before, during and after workout in order to build up energy, gain more muscle and recover after intense workout. Apart from bodybuilders, there are other people that take protein shakes as meal replacement in order to boost their protein intake and improve their immune system. The truth is that more and more people are taking protein supplements for one reason or the other. Virtually, every nutrition store both offline and online sells one type of protein shakes or the other. Whether you are an athlete or not, it is important that you know more about protein shakes before you start taking them. Here are some important facts about protein supplements.

What are protein supplements?

As the name already tells you, protein supplements are supplements that contain as its major or basic ingredient one or many types of proteins or protein sources. Therefore, it is not every dietary supplement is a protein supplement. A protein supplement may also contain other ingredients in various degree but the major ingredient is a protein. There are a number of protein supplements that are made with organically or naturally produced protein sources without any artificial sweeteners or chemical additives. However, there are also some that are made with industrially manufactured proteins and other additives. The above explains why protein supplements differ in their qualities.

Protein supplements are available in a number of types. There are whey proteins which are fast releasing and digesting protein. There are also casein protein which are slow releasing or digesting protein. Other types of protein supplements are egg protein supplement and vegetable or plant based supplement. Vegetable protein supplements are available in a number of types depending on the type of major plant protein source that is used in producing them. Each of these types of protein sources has its advantages as well as disadvantages. Though, they are classified as protein supplement, some give better result with little side effects than others. They also differ in their price. Some products are sold at a higher price than others. 

Protein supplements are available in different forms to suit different needs. There are protein powders which are mixed with water or any appropriate liquid before they are taken. There are also some that are available in liquid form. You all need to pour the required quantity in your cup and take without mixing it. Protein supplements can be taken for a number of reasons as it was mentioned above. There are some that are made for athletes and bodybuilders to be taken before beginning their workout. Such protein supplements are meant to supply them with energy that will sustain them during their workout. There are also some that are to be taken during exercise for more energy supply. There are also shakes that are taken after exercise to facilitate recovery. You will also find protein supplements that you can take in order to boost your immune system, remain healthy and enhance your protein intake. Such protein supplements are suitable for people that don't get enough protein in their diet. It can also be taken to maintain body physique, reduce and maintain weight and build lean muscles.

From the above, it is evidently clear that protein supplements are not just meant for athletes and bodybuilders. It is available in different types to suit different needs.

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