Stretch those feet! After you take off your shoes or boots today, wiggle and stretch your toes to increase circulation. Next, move your ankles in circles. Finally, bend as far down to your toes as possible and hold. Repeat all three steps.
Increasing blood flow in your feet, toes, and lower legs helps avoid pain in your knees, hips, and back. Continue doing at least two times a day.
Eat turmeric. It’s that dark orange spice hiding in your spice drawer since 1993. A relative of ginger, turmeric tastes slightly spicy and earthy and turns food a rich golden color. Turmeric also has cancer-fighting antioxidants, can help prevent ulcers, and may ease symptoms of arthritis.
Sprinkle a little turmeric in your scrambled eggs, coat your chopped vegetables with it before roasting, or add it to your next chicken dish. It’s not only healthy – it’s beautiful, too.
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