Honey is one of the best treatments for a persistent or viral cough. One of the most effective ways to use honey is to create a mixture of 5 parts honey and one part instant coffee. Each morning, mix one teaspoon of the mixture into a small cup of boiling water until dissolved. Drinking this mixture several days in a row may help to relieve your persistent cough.
For those of you who get up one or more times during the night to urinate, eating a couple of table spoons of raisins (one kid-sized snack box) may cut down your trips to the bathroom
1. Get Outside. It’s hard not to do something physical once you’re out of doors.
2. Set a challenge. Even if you can’t get to your regular workout every day while traveling and visiting, can you do something each and every day?
3. Use Feet-First Sightseeing. If you’re traveling, get to know a neighborhood by walking around and exploring it.
4. Partner up. Partner up with someone you’re traveling with to make sure you both get in a workout.
5. Sign up for a race. Sign up for a race sometime after the holidays so you’re motivated to stay in shape during the holidays.
6. If the weather is terrible, look for a workout station, YouTube video or DVD.Try something entirely new, you may enjoy it.
7. Treat yourself to something new. Give yourself a new piece of workout clothing or workout gear, then use it during the holidays.
8. Start a family tradition. Establish some type of activity that the whole family can participate in and make it an annual event.
9. Do something you enjoyed doing in your childhood–sledding, a snowball fight, or ice skating. All of these can get your muscles moving and your heart pumping.
10. Find a great deal. Many gyms offer special deals during the holidays. Join up or take advantage of a free personal consultation about your fitness goals.
11. Dance! If a holiday party has good music, get up and dance!
12. Cruise the mall. Before you begin shopping in earnest, take a full lap of the mall.
Sit in a chair and cross your right leg over your left. Hold for 30-60 seconds. Put both feet back on the floor. Cross your left leg over your right. Hold for 30-60 seconds.
Lie on a hard, flat surface face down. Lift up to your forearms for 30-60 seconds. Take a rest, if needed, and then lift up to a pushup position for 30-60 seconds.
Lie on a hard, flat surface, and place your hands beneath your neck. Leave the top of your head on the surface while you pull upward with your hands gently stretching your neck for 30-60 seconds.
Neck, Back and Shoulder Stretch
Lie on a hard, flat surface with your arms outstretched to your sides. Hold for 30-60 seconds and allow your upper back, shoulders and neck to stretch.