Dherbs - Herbal Supplements, Herbal Remedies, Natural Healing Remedies, Full Body Detox » General Topics https://www.dherbs.com Buy herbal supplements, natural remedies, and herbal remedies from Dherbs, the #1 alternative medicine product store. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:15:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DIY Charcoal Detox To Help Whiten Underarmshttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/diy-charcoal-detox-to-help-whiten-underarms/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/diy-charcoal-detox-to-help-whiten-underarms/#comments Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:15:45 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75956 If you are embarrassed by dark underarms, this DIY charcoal detox can help restore confidence. It’s a healthy way to whiten armpits!

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A lot of people use chemically-rich hygiene products that the skin ultimately absorbs. If we are solely referring to deodorants, roll-ons, or perfumes, they can clog pores and can actually build up on your skin. Nobody wants to smell bad, but you don’t have to poison your body to smell good.

 

Some people just don’t want to change their deodorant, even though they know it is bad. Aside from making your armpits smell good, you need to give them some healthy attention too. Because the sebaceous glands in the armpits are always active, they are constantly producing sweat; thus body odor. If you don’t detox your underarms, you can develop more prominent body odor or dark underarms.

 

Causes of Dark Underarms:

Some people have dark underarms and others never have to worry about this problem. Dead skin cells, chemical build-up, excessive sweating, excessive deodorant use, and friction from rough fabric are all possible causes of dark underarms. To help detox your underarms and naturally whiten them, we recommend using the following DIY remedy.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons activated charcoal powder
  • 2 tablespoons organic raw honey

Instructions:

  • Combine the charcoal and honey in a bowl and stir well. Mix until you get a shiny paste.
  • Wash your underarms and pat them dry before applying the charcoal honey mixture. Apply to each underarm and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse the mixture off with warm water and then pat dry. Do this process three times a week for about a month to sufficiently detox and whiten your armpits.

 

Sources:

http://theindianspot.com/charcoal-to-detox-and-whiten-armpits/

https://www.herbalyug.com/home-remedies-for-dark-underarms/

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You Could Win $5,000 & Lose Up To 50lbs: Here’s Howhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/you-could-win-5000-and-lose-up-to-50lbs-heres-how/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/you-could-win-5000-and-lose-up-to-50lbs-heres-how/#comments Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:02:53 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=74027 Want to win $5,000 and lose up to 50lbs? Get that healthy New Year's body by doing the Dherbs 180 Challenge! Sign up before it's too late!

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New Year’s resolutions can be tough, especially if you aren’t achieving the results you want. Most people have the desire to go to the gym more often, eat better, or get rid of clothing, but how many people fulfill these resolutions? We are all too familiar with being determined for about two weeks and then falling back into old habits. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can successfully turn your life around with the Dherbs 180 Challenge.

 

The Dherbs 180 Challenge is a great way to achieve your New Year’s weight loss goals. You’ll dive head first into cleansing and you should start to see and feel results within the first few days. Oh, did we mention that entering the challenge gives you a shot at winning a grand prize of $5,000? You could also lose up to 50lbs!

 

There are some awesome perks that you get when you sign up for the 180 Challenge. Not only do you get ideas for meal plans and raw recipes, you also get frequent tips, workout tutorials, an eBook, and access to the 180 Challenge’s exclusive Facebook group. You can always reach out to Dherbs for support or advice, but the Facebook group will serve as a community of Challenge participants to share experiences, recipes, and helpful tips.

 

Spots are filling up quickly for the 180 Challenge so make sure to get your challenge kit while you still can. Start the New Year off right with a New You!

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The Best Foods To Eat Before You Exercisehttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/the-best-foods-to-eat-before-you-exercise/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/the-best-foods-to-eat-before-you-exercise/#comments Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:00:30 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75859 Eating the right food before you exercise can dictate how your workout will go. Eat these plant-based foods to have the best results.

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What should you eat before you exercise? This is an important question. You want something that is going to give you energy, but you also need something that your body can use efficiently. We mean that you need to eat something that the body can easily process. For example, you don’t want to eat a burger prior to your workout because: a) it isn’t good for your health; and b) the body cannot properly digest or process it.

 

Some athletes (endurance athletes in particular) need to eat while they work out. Exercising intensely for 90 minutes or longer burns through stored electrolytes and glycogen. To help maintain these levels, it becomes necessary to eat foods or drink beverages that are high in easily digestible nutrients. These foods are also beneficial to eat prior to exercising. Eat the following foods about 30 minutes before your workout to stock up on natural carbs and electrolytes.

 

Figs:

These are almost too easy to eat because they are so delicious. Offering a multitude of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, B-vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, dried figs help to strengthen bones and improve digestion. They also work to reduce your risk of hypertension and vision loss. Make sure to buy them unsulfured and without added sugars if you are eating dried figs.

 

Apples & Nut Butter:

Apples are beneficial to eat before working out because they give you a little energy boost. Enhance this snack by dipping the apple slices in raw nut butter. This will give you a protein boost that your body can easily absorb.

 

Bananas:

Because bananas are loaded with potassium, they help to prevent muscle cramps, which is only one reason why you should eat them before exercising. Plus, you lose potassium when you sweat and these levels need to be full. Bananas also help to improve kidney disorders and they can aid in getting rid of water weight.

 

Homemade Energy Bars:

We recommend making your own energy bars or bites because you know exactly what goes in them. A lot of mainstream protein/energy bars contain chemicals or processed ingredients. You can use unsweetened dried fruit (free of sulfur) and raw nuts & seeds to make some pretty delicious bars that fuel your workouts. Try these ones!

 

Dates:

You can actually use dried dates in those energy bites we just mentioned! They are great to eat before exercising because they contain vitamin K, potassium, manganese, copper, iron, and magnesium, in addition to B-vitamins. These can increase bone strength, maintain healthy weight, and help you decrease allergic reactions.

 

Oats With Fruit, Nuts, or Seeds:

Oats are filled with complex carbs that give you long-lasting energy. By adding fresh fruit, raw nuts, or seeds, you give yourself extra fiber, protein, and other beneficial nutrients that your body can use for energy.

 

Sources:

https://www.peta.org/living/food/vegan-pre-workout-foods-perfect-athlete/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/healthy-plant-based-whole-food-options-for-endurance-exercise/

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5-Minute Workout To Tone Your Butt And Legshttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-minute-workout-to-tone-your-butt-and-legs/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-minute-workout-to-tone-your-butt-and-legs/#comments Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:15:19 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75854 Wanna tone your butt and legs without going to the gym? Do this 5-minute workout at home and you'll be thrilled with the results!

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Every girl always wants her butt and legs to look good. Guys do too, but they are often more concerned with developing upper body muscles. Important: You should always workout your entire body. Not everyone has time to go to the gym to sculpt there body, which is why we have this awesome 5-minute butt and leg workout. You should do each exercise for 1 minute and then rest for 30 seconds. Are you ready? Let’s get to it!

 

Exercise #1: Squats

Make sure your feet are a little wider than shoulder-width and get going once you’re ready. When you squat, keep your back straight, eyes forward, and make sure your knees don’t go in front of your toes. You should feel like you are sitting down in a chair. Squeeze your gluteus muscles and thighs when you sink into these. Do as many squats as you can do in one minute and then rest.

 

Exercise #2: Donkey Kicks

You can do these one of two ways. If you want a better workout for your core, stay in plank position and kick your leg up. You can also put your knee on the ground and kick back with the other leg. When you kick back, squeeze you butt. Don’t just raise your leg. When you hit 30 seconds, alternate to the other leg. Keep going until the end. If you need to rest, you can, but make sure you pause your stopwatch and get right back in it when you resume. Try not to rest until after the minute is over, though.

 

Exercise #3: Hip Raises

Lay on your yoga mat and extend your fingertips towards your heels, which should be by your butt. Engaging your butt muscles, raise your hips towards the ceiling. Lower yourself slowly and raise yourself up again. If you want more of a challenge, hold your hips up for 5 seconds each time you raise your hips. You’ll definitely feel the burn.

 

Exercise #4: Plank Leg Raises

These are definitely challenging. Get in a plank position (you can put one knee on the ground if necessary), and lift your leg up towards the ceiling. Keep your leg straight. You don’t want to strain your back so only lift it as high as you can comfortably. You should feel this in your glutes and hamstrings. After 30 seconds, alternate to the other leg. Push it out until the very end.

 

Exercise #5: Lunges

It’s time to finish this workout strong! Lunge forward with one leg at a time. Try to keep your knee straight ahead. You don’t want to rush these because you can easily hurt yourself. Go slow and really feel that burn in your thighs and glutes. If you want more of a challenge, you can do these holding weights in both hands.

 

We recommend doing this workout twice a day to really tone your butt. If you’re up to it, repeat the circuit again.

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First Black Woman Makes U.S. Olympic Long-Track Speed Skating Teamhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/first-black-woman-makes-u-s-olympic-long-track-speed-skating-team/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/first-black-woman-makes-u-s-olympic-long-track-speed-skating-team/#comments Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:00:02 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75830 The olympics are about to get a healthy dose of #blackgirlmagic now that these women are on the U.S. Olympic speed skating team.

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It looks like African-American women are about to dominate speed skating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. In fact, a 25-year old long-track speed skater just qualified for the U.S. team a little over a week ago. She placed third in the 500-meter race with a time of 39.22 seconds (the first time) and 39.04 seconds (the second time). The kicker is that she’s only been speed skating for four months!

 

Erin Jackson is a former roller derby skater and said that she “…really wasn’t expecting any of this, just coming in as a newbie…” To be clear, Jackson wasn’t just your average roller derby skater. She was a three-time roller sports Athlete of the Year.

Historically, speed skating and most other Winter Olympic sports have been devoid of African-Americans or people of color. This year, however, that is not the case. In speed skating alone, there are three black athletes. The aforementioned Jackson and Maame Biney, a 17-year old speed skater who became the first black woman to qualify for the speed skating team, will join speed skating legend Shani Davis in South Korea starting February 9th.

 

Shani Davis, a Chicago native, became the first African-American to qualify for the U.S. Olympic speed skating team in 2002. He then went on to become the first African-American to win an individual gold medal at the Winter Olympics in 2006. He is 35 years old, has a total of 27 overall medals from international competitions, and this year marks his fifth straight appearance in the Winter Olympics.

 

Let’s show our support for these athletes and all other athletes in the Winter Olympics. Let’s also remember that every athlete in the Winter Olympics deserves support. Each overcame obstacles, no matter what they were, to get there. We wish all of them a safe Winter Olympics and may everything go peacefully.

 

Sources:

http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2018/jan/11/african-americans-etched-historic-mark-us-olympic-/

https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/looks-like-black-girls-are-about-to-dominate-speedskati-1821854312

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/first-black-woman-to-compete-on-olympic-speed-ice-skating-team-picked-up-sport-4-months-ago_us_5a54ed65e4b0efe47ebd4ef7

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The Dherbs Employees Are Super…Excited To Do A 5Khttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/the-dherbs-employees-are-superexcited-to-do-a-5k/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/the-dherbs-employees-are-superexcited-to-do-a-5k/#comments Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:00:30 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75797 If you have a New Year's resolution to be healthier, perhaps you should join us for the Superhero 5K on January 20th! Find out details here.

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The Dherbs employees have made some healthy resolutions this year and we are taking action! To continue on our healthier paths, we signed up to do a 5K race on Saturday, January 20th in Long Beach, CA. It is a superhero themed 5K run and that means we will be in our most super attire.

 

Become a real life superhero when you participate in this run. When you sign up to run, you get a packet that includes a superhero cape, a finishing medal (provided you finish, of course), and a collectable runner’s bib. There will be music and fun all while you run. The time to sign up will end soon, so be a hero and take part in the race if you live in the greater Los Angeles area.

 

While this event will be fun and lighthearted, we are going to have some friendly competition. Which superhero will reign supreme? Keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram to see the beginning and end of the office competition. We’ll be live on Facebook at the race, so check it out!

Facebook: @dherbsfamily

Instagram: @dherbs

 

Click here to join the race!

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This Veggie Can Help To Improve Your Visionhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/this-veggie-can-help-to-improve-your-vision/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/this-veggie-can-help-to-improve-your-vision/#comments Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:00:44 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75726 Did you know that you simply changing your diet can help to naturally improve your eyesight? Make sure you eat this veggie for extra help!

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In recent years, Americans have been developing more vision disorders and conditions. A lot of these conditions are diet-related, meaning that you can naturally improve your vision or help prevent the development of these conditions/disorders. In fact, there is increasing evidence that proper nutrition is strongly linked to better eye health.

 

What Foods To Eat?

You have to do more than eat fruits and veggies that promote eye health. You can’t eat these vegetables and continue eating unhealthy foods. The foods that promote healthier eyes won’t have a beneficial effect if you eat dairy products, processed foods, meats, meat products, junk foods, and refined sugars. The body won’t be able to properly absorb the nutrients because it will be trying too hard to process the other junk.

 

What you need to eat is collard greens. We aren’t talking about collard greens that are cooked with bacon fat. We are talking about either blending collard greens in smoothies, lightly sautéing them in a little olive oil, or using the leaves as a wrap while you are cleansing. They have amazing nutrients, such as magnesium, vitamins A, B, C & K, iron, calcium, folate, and potassium.

 

Eye Health:

One cup of sautéed collard greens contains about 771 micrograms of vitamin A, which exceeds the recommended daily amount for women; the average female requires 700 micrograms and the average male requires 900 micrograms. In addition to benefiting your eyes, vitamin A is beneficial for healthy skin, teeth, and mucus membranes. Collar greens also contain lutein, which has been known to decrease the risk of macular degeneration. This nutrient helps to filter out U.V. rays, so it is almost like a natural pair of sunglasses.

 

Folate:

A lot of people take folic acid, but getting the natural source of folate is much better. Folate helps with the production of new cells! Collard greens are rich in folate (177 micrograms per cup), which helps to support a healthy nervous system and can even reduce the risk of some birth defects. According the CDC, folate can also reduce the risk of heart defects and cleft lip.

 

If you need a little inspiration for how use collard greens in a healthier way, try making the following recipes.

 

Collard Wraps With Avocado & Sunflower Seed Paste:

collard-wrap
You’ll be saying , “That’s a wrap” when you make this simple recipe. And that was terrible. When you make the sunflower seed paste, feel free to add your favorite spices to make it more interesting. You can use a little olive oil, chili powder, paprika, sea salt, pepper, and a little garlic to make it taste like chicken/tuna salad.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Tomato Hummus Collard Wraps:

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You won’t even miss the bread with these clean and healthy collard wraps. Full of flavor and packed with nutrient-rich vegetables, these wraps make the perfect lunch.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Sources:

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-benefits-cooked-collard-greens-4026.html

http://www.mayawebworld.com/better-vision-collard-green-food-for-super-eye-health/

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7 Awesome Benefits Of Cedarwood Oilhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/7-awesome-benefits-of-cedarwood-oil/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/7-awesome-benefits-of-cedarwood-oil/#comments Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:35 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75706 This essential oil can do no wrong. You'll be amazed by how many different benefits it has. Try it out and see the benefits for yourself.

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We bet that you didn’t know cedar trees have some pretty amazing health properties. More specifically, cedarwood essential oil, which is extracted from the wood through steam distillation, has some amazing antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, insecticidal, and anti-fungal properties. These health properties can help to boost your metabolism, improve your digestive system, and can even help to promote hair growth.

 

Cedarwood essential oil is great to have in the house because you never know when you are going to need its health benefits. If you don’t have any, you may just have to run to the store and buy some after you read this article.

 

Reduces Arthritis:

Inflamed joints and tissues are common symptoms of arthritis, but using cedarwood essential oil can help the discomfort of the condition. You can use it topically on the affected joint(s) or you can inhale the aroma by placing it into a diffuser. Adding about 10 drops to a warm bath can also help to lessen joint pain.

 

Prevents Infections:

Because of the strong antiseptic properties, cedarwood essential oil can be applied to wounds to help protect you from tetanus bacteria. It is often used in herbal antiseptic creams, so you don’t have to worry about it not being safe to apply directly on the wound. It helps to relieve the white blood cells and immune system of stress so that they can focus on maintaining internal health.

 

Natural Deodorizer:

The scent of cedarwood has been known to improve self-esteem and promote togetherness. It has even been known to change a person’s outlook on life. You can add it to a diffuser and place it in your room or a common area to spread its therapeutic aromas. You can also apply it to the inside of your wrists as a natural cologne/perfume. You’ll smell like the wilderness.

 

Remedies A Dry Scalp:

If you have a dry or flaky scalp, it’s time to turn to cedarwood essential oil for help. Cedarwood helps to improve scalp circulation and stimulate hair growth in the process. To make a DIY remedy, mix two drops of cedarwood essential oil with a little bit of virgin coconut oil. Massage this mixture onto your scalp for five minutes. Let it work its magic for 30 minutes before washing out. Repeat once a day until you see a difference.

 

Relieves Spasms:

Using cedarwood essential oil can relieve a lot of spasms. It can provide relief to muscle, respiratory, intestinal, heart, and nerve spasms. You can even use it if you have restless leg syndrome. Massage the oil topically, once a day, on the area where the spasm is or inhale the aroma to provide relief

 

Cough Relief:

If you feel congested or are suffering from a cold, cedarwood essential oil can help to relieve the irritation. Because it is an expectorant, it works to remove phlegm from your airways and lungs, resulting in natural decongestion and cough relief. Pour 10 drops of cedarwood essential oil in a bath and soak in it for at least 30 minutes for best results.

 

Relieves Seborrhea Symptoms:

Seborrhea is caused by a malfunction in the sebaceous glands and typically results in yellow, white, or scaly looking skin near the scalp, eyebrows, inner ear, or other areas with hair follicles. You can apply the oil to the affected areas or add the oil to the bath to soak in to help remedy the condition. It helps to regulate sebum production and treat seborrhea. It also helps to reduce redness.

 

Sources:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-cedar-wood-essential-oil.html

https://draxe.com/cedarwood-essential-oil/

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Quit Smoking With This Natural Remedyhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/quit-smoking-with-this-natural-remedy/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/quit-smoking-with-this-natural-remedy/#comments Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:30:43 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75686 If you want to stop smoking cigarettes, you need this naturally remedy to help break the bad habit. You won't believe how good it works.

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So…cigarettes are bad for you, in case you didn’t already know. Long gone are the days when you went to the doctor for a checkup and you both talked about your test results while smoking cigarettes. For quite some time, it has been understood that smoking cigarettes can cause health conditions such as heart disease, lung cancer, and even erectile dysfunction. Roughly one in five deaths are cigarette related.

 

Risks From Smoking Cigarettes: 

  • Stroke
  • Gum Infection
  • Aortic rupture
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Asthma
  • Reduced fertility
  • Stomach cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Kidney cancer

Some Harmful Chemicals in Cigarettes:

  • Sulfur
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Radioactive polonium
  • Tar
  • Hydrogen cyanide
  • Benzene
  • Ammonia

To help stop this nasty habit, we have this natural remedy to help you quit smoking.

Homemade Remedy to Help You Quit Cigarettes:

Ingredients:

  • ½ of a grapefruit
  • ½ of an orange
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 5 tablespoons chamomile tea (liquid, not loose leaf)
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions:

  • Squeeze the juice from the orange and grapefruit halves into a bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and stir until you get a homogeneous mixture.
  • Separate the mixture into small glass jars, which you can take with you.
  • Apply a few drops of the mixture to the skin directly under your nostrils whenever you feel the need to smoke a cigarette.

 

Sources:

http://www.bestherbalhealth.com/quit-smoking-with-this-natural-homemade-remedy/

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/index.htm

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Stretches That Help Relieve Knee Painhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/stretches-that-help-relieve-knee-pain/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/stretches-that-help-relieve-knee-pain/#comments Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:00:34 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=75659 Naturally remedying knee pain is a lot easier than you think. Follow these stretches and your knees might feel 20 years younger.

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Knee pain is quite literally, a pain. It can inhibit certain activities, daily tasks, or exercises, which is not necessarily a good thing if your New Year’s resolution is to be more active and lose weight. What if we told you that you may be able to naturally fix the problem? Rather than just slapping a brace on your knee or getting knee replacement surgery just for the heck of it, try stretching.

 

Stretching, you say? Yes, and we know this sounds too easy to be the answer, but the reality is that most people don’t stretch the correct muscles, whether they exercise or not. Most people do not stretch their hips, which commonly cause knee pain. Your knees typically give you some warning that your hips need to be stretched, for instance, the pain. This is why you should do the following stretches every day.

 

Half Moon Stretch:

Stand up straight and cross your right leg over your left, with your feet right next to each other. Place your left hand on your left hip and reach your right arm up and over your head. Your body should be curved like a half moon. Hold this stretch for about 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.

 

Butterfly Stretch:

Pop a squat and sit with your back straight, feet in front of you with your soles touching. Your knees should be out to the sides. Gently push your knees down toward the floor until you feel a stretch. Don’t hurt yourself. Hold it this stretch for one minute.

 

Half Butterfly:

Remain sitting down with your palms behind you, but raise your knees and place your feet flat on the ground in front of you. Raise your left foot and put it on your right knee, your left knee making a half butterfly to the side. Hold this pose for 30 seconds and then repeat on the other side.

 

Pigeon Pose:

Start on all fours just like you did in the previous pose. Slide your right knee forward and angle it out slightly; the outside of your right thigh should be on the ground. Extend your left leg back until it is straight, making sure to keep your hips square. Hold yourself up straight and remain in this pose for about 30 seconds. If you feel flexible enough, lay down on your right leg. Repeat this on the other side.

 

In addition to these stretches, you should also stretch your calves. Doing these stretches once a day is going to help you. If you do them five times a day, they will really help you. Do these stretches and let us know how your knees feel.

 

Sources:

https://busycreatingmemories.com/stretches-to-treat-knee-injuries/

https://www.prevention.com/fitness/5-stretches-that-will-make-your-knee-pain-go-away/slide/2

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