Eye care tips: Benefits of eye exercises

Our eyes are continuously fixed on the computer monitor during the day and occasionally shift to the smartphone, followed by eye grabbing shows on television.
This constant strain and stress has given rise to eye problems. So, if you want healthy eyes, follow these simple, easy eye exercises.
Benefits of Eye Exercises:
– Improves vision
– Lowers the risk of developing eye diseases
– No dry eyes
– Reduces strain on the eyes
– Improves concentration- Boosts peripheral vision
Eye Exercises to Follow:
1. Relax your eye muscles by placing your hands together palm to palm and rub them together briskly creating heat. Place your plams over your eyes and allow your eyes to relax. Do not let light in. Do this whenever you have time during the day.
2. Before going to sleep, massage your eye lids and eye muscles by gently rubbing your finger in a circular direction for at least two minutes. Massaging your eyes can help to relax your eye muscles.
3. Constantly blinking your eyes is a very simple way to keep your eyes fresh and avoid eyestrain. Computer users should blink every three to four seconds.
App for Eye Exercise:
Eye Trainer-12 Eye Exercises app is a good way to periodically maintain eyesight and vision. ‘It is useful for reducing the symptoms of numerous eye disorders (eye problems) like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism or eye straining. It is also useful if you do the training before an eye test (eye tester).’
Health benefits of beetroot
Beet roots may have high carbohydrate levels and highest sugar content of all vegetables but it has several nutrients that can improve yourhealth in the following ways:
Lowers blood pressure
Drinking beet juice may help to lower blood pressure in a matter of hours. One study found that drinking one glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 4-5 points. The benefit likely comes from the naturally occurring nitrates in beets, which are converted into nitric oxide in your body. Nitric oxide, in turn, helps to relax and dilate your blood vessels, improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure.
Boosts stamina
Those who drank beet juice prior to exercise were able to exercise for over 15 per cent longer. The benefit is thought to also be related to nitrates turning into nitric oxide, which may reduce the oxygen cost of low-intensity exercise as well as enhance tolerance to high-intensity exercise.
Fights inflammation
Beets are a unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protects cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. It’s also known to help fight inflammation, protect internal organs, improve vascular risk factors, enhance performance, and likely help prevent numerous chronic diseases.
Rich in valuable nutrients and fibre
Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.