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Supported Single-Arm Dumbbell Row

Supported Single-Arm Dumbbell Row

Hold a dumbbell in your right hand, place your left hand on a bench in front of you, and assume a staggered stance, left foot forward. Hold your elbow in as you row the wight to the side of your torso. Do 10 reps, switch arms and leg positions, and repeat the movement.

Dumbbell Triceps Kickback

Dumbbell Triceps Kickback

Grab a pair of dumbbells, bend your knees and lean forward so your torso is nearly parallel to the floor. Tuck your upper arms next to your sides, bend your elbows, and hold your forearms about parallel to the floor, palms facing up. Simultaneously extend your arms straight back and rotate the weight so your palms end up facing each other. Return to the starting position. Do 15 reps.

Dumbbell Hammer Curl and Press

Dumbbell Hammer Curl and Press

Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, hold a pair of dumbbells at arm's length by your sides, palms facing each other. Without moving your upper arms, curl the weights to your shoulders, and then press them overhead until your arms are straight. Reverse the move to return to the starting position. Do 10 reps.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ginger and Motion Sickness Prevention

According to Japanese traditions a half a teaspoon of ground ginger is more effective than chemical medication in suppressing motion or seasickness. And unlike most medication, it will not make you feel drowsy.

Ginger or ginger root is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale. Other notable members of this plant family are turmeric, cardamom, and galangal.  In medicine ginger has been promoted as a cancer treatment to keep tumors from developing.

Ginger has been used in the Orient for centuries to prevent sea sickness.Researchers asked subjects who were especially susceptible to motion sickness to sit in a reclining chair that spun around at high speed.
In a research using with human subjects all of those who ingested a well known medication or who took a placebo experienced violent nausea or vomiting.

On the other hand, six of the twelve subjects who took ginger twenty minutes before the test experienced no discomfort. They consumed only 840 milligrams of ground ginger, which is the equivalent of half a teaspoon.
The Japanese have a very curious method of treating all kinds of motion sickness, but eventually it has been proved to be efficient.


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