Everyone knows the puffy ankles and stiff legs that come with a long car trip or plane ride. They are no fun but often disappear with a little movement at a rest stop or a walk around the airport during a layover. While this leg swelling is the simple result of blood flowing to your legs, other swelling could indicate an underlying health condition. Here are the most common reasons your legs might be swelling and what you can do.
Crepitus is the technical term for the cracking sound your neck makes when you move your head too quickly. It also applies to any other joint noise just as grinding, popping, or snapping and is usually harmless. However, that doesn’t mean you should cause your neck to crack. Read on for information about neck cracking and find out why its best to leave joint manipulation to the professionals.
Whether you think it tastes like grass or you enjoy the earthy flavor of this warm drink, it’s hard to deny the many proven health benefits of green tea. Originating in China, this fragrant tea gained popularity in the west and is now one most frequently enjoyed teas across America. Green tea comes from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which is the same plant used to make oolong and black teas. However, green tea but processed through a different wilting an oxidation process which gives it an entirely different flavor and color.