3 fixes for com­mon PROB­LEMS

Glamour (South Africa) - - Self / Expert Advice -

1 Con­sti­pa­tion

Ex­er­cise daily Even walk­ing for 15 min­utes sev­eral times a day can help food move through the in­testines quicker, mak­ing it eas­ier to go.

Do yoga Not just for re­lax­ing the mind, those twist­ing poses act as a mas­sage for your gut.

Eat 18g of fi­bre per day Es­pe­cially high-fi­bre foods (dried fruit, whole­meal bread, pasta, rice) which will help make your stool softer – and drink 2l of wa­ter a day.

2 Bad Breath (hal­i­to­sis)

Get a tongue cleaner Bac­te­ria build-up on your tongue = bad odour.

Don’t skip meals When the body breaks down fats on a crash diet, it re­leases the chem­i­cal ke­tone, which has a sickly smell.

Visit the hy­gien­ist Gum dis­ease is the lead­ing cause of hal­i­to­sis.

3 thrush

Self- med­i­cate If you have the typ­i­cal symp­toms (thick dis­charge, itch­ing, sore­ness) make over-the- counter an­ti­fun­gal creams, like Canesten (Clicks; R219.95), your first port of call.

Talk to your part­ner Thrush isn’t an STI, but men can get it, and you could be pass­ing it back and forth to each other. Fric­tion during sex can also cause yeast to grow in the vagina, so if you’re prone, use a lu­bri­cat­ing jelly.

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