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Contrast bath therapy , also known as " hot/cold immersion therapy ", [ 1 ] is a form of treatment where a limb or the entire body is immersed in ice water followed by the immediate immersion of the limb or body in warm water. [ 2 ] This procedure is repeated several times, alternating hot and cold.
Lifestyle medicine is defined as the application of environmental, behavioural, medical and motivational principles to the management of lifestyle-related health problems in a clinical setting. [ 1 ] It is an established branch of medicine where we discuss lifestyle's contribution to health in addition to non-pharmacological intervention in the treatment and management of lifestyle diseases such as exercise in diabetes mellitus and weight management in obesity. [ 2 ] It should not be confused with lifestyle drugs . [ 3 ] Lifestyle medicine is often prescribed in conjunction with a typical medicine approach of pharmacotherapy .
A standing position.
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Fasting is primarily the act of willingly abstaining from all food , drink , or both, for a period of time.
Yoga ( Devanagari :योगा) is a term for a range of traditional systems of physical exercise and meditation in Hinduism . Modified versions of the physical exercises in hatha yoga have become popular as a kind of low-impact physical exercise, and are used for therapeutic purposes. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] "Yoga" in this sense and in common parlance refers primarily to the asanas but less commonly to pranayama . Aspects of meditation are sometimes included. [ 4 ] [ 5 ]
Intermittent hypoxic training (IHT) , also known as intermittent hypoxic therapy , is a non-invasive, drug-free technique aimed at improving human performance and well-being by way of adaptation to reduced oxygen.
Schematic representation of normal sinus rhythm showing standard waves, segments, and intervals
Thermogenesis is the process of heat production in organisms.
Strength training is a type of physical exercise specializing in the use of resistance to induce muscular contraction which builds the strength , anaerobic endurance , and size of skeletal muscles . When properly performed, strength training can provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well-being, including increased bone , muscle, tendon and ligament strength and toughness, improved joint function, reduced potential for injury, increased bone density , increased [ 1 ] metabolism , improved cardiac function, and elevated HDL (good) cholesterol .
Normal human body temperature , also known as normothermia or euthermia , depends upon the place in the body at which the measurement is made, and the time of day and level of activity of the person. Despite what many schoolchildren are taught , there is no single number that represents a normal or healthy temperature for all people under all circumstances using any place of measurement. Different parts of the body have different temperatures.
Bone density (or bone mineral density ) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones . [ 1 ] Bone density (or BMD ) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of osteoporosis and fracture risk.
Relaxation stands quite generally for a release of tension, a return to equilibrium. In the sciences, the term is used in the following ways: Relaxation (physics) , and more in particular: Relaxation (NMR) , processes by which nuclear magnetization returns to the equilibrium distribution Dielectric relaxation , the delay in the dielectric constant of a material Structural relaxation , responsible for the glass transition Vibrational energy relaxation , the process by which molecules in high energy quantum states return to the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution.
Closeup of a disposable razor shaving stubble off the underside of a chin. Note the direction of razor travel is the same as the direction of the stubble hairs or 'grain'.