Health Station with Carla: Feng Shui Tips
By Jude Chukwuemeka
Health Station with Carla has interesting topic on how to keep fit through physical activity. Dipo Omoware joins her to examine some very important facts about running. Here are a few main points from the show:
Run for a few minutes: Running no matter how little, lowers the death rate. But how much running is enough? Carla says that a new research states that no matter how less we run, it lowers the death risk by 27 percent.
What causes people to poop after eating? When you feel like that, you may think it is what you just ate that wants to get out. It is not. It is due to Gastrocolic reflex which is normal involuntary reaction when food enters the stomach. Gastrocolic reflex isn't a condition or disease, but rather one of your body's natural reflexes. It signals your colon to empty food once it gets to your stomach in order to make room for more food. However, for some people that reflex goes into overdrive, sending them running to the restroom right after eating.
Carla says we need to draw a line. There are conditions that affect gastrocolic reflexes. She mentions irritable bowel syndrome, which causes faster movement of food through the digestive systems. Other things that can cause food to pass through the intestines faster are food allergies, food intolerances or anxiety, and more. Others are diarrhea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, etc.
A comment on Facebook draws Carla’s attention and she reads it so the audience can hear: Which is better for exercising? Running or walking?
Carla maintains that if there are problems with the legs, walking may suffice. But if not, a person can start by walking, then move towards brisk walking, and then up the pace to jogging. After that, the person may start running. One rule of thumb for everyone is ‘move’, Carla says.
Then, Carla comes to the day’s topic: Feng Shui. It is an ancient Chinese art believed to create greater health, wealth, and happiness. It begins by a person’s penchant for arranging the environment for greater flow of force. It is also called chi, which unites the body, mind and spirit.
A person who desires a better life would have to make space by using Feng Shui to achieve chi. For Feng Shui, there are five elements of water, fire, wood, metal, and earth. Carla says, some people believe that it is just a Chinese word for tidying up some spaces. But it’s more than that as there are some people who are Feng Shui consultants, and they advise others on how to tidy their houses even before they think of buying one furniture. It goes more than that as Carla says it even affects aspects about money.
Learn more about Carla's Feng Shui quick tips on 99.3 Nigeria Info FM: CLICK HERE.