From rumbling stomachs to unsightly sweat stains, get quick and easy solutions to awkward body issues.
Try as we might take care of ourselves by eating the right foods and getting the right amount of exercise, our bodies have ways of calling attention to themselves – often in embarrassing ways. You’ve embarked on a seven-day cruise only to find, within the first hour at sea, that you have motion sickness. You’ve just sat down for a sunny outdoor brunch and noticed that sweat stains have begun to appear on your clothes. You’ve finished a delicious meal with friends, and now your stomach is performing an experimental song for all to hear. These and other health issues, however minor, can be a drag. Thankfully, there are several quick fixes you turn to when your body is trying to cramp your style. Look to these top embarrassing health moments and the simple measures you can take to address them.
Whether you’re on a road trip or a cruise, motion sickness can suck the fun out of any journey. Thankfully, there are several quick fixes for this problem, which is thought to be caused by a disturbance in the inner ear or confusion in the senses. Focusing your attention on a fixed point, such as the road in front of you or the horizon of the sea, is one way to reduce the sensation. Another way is by eating dry crackers and drinking carbonated beverages, which fight nausea. There are also some over-the-counter remedies you can try: Dramamine is one popular option (go with the “less drowsy” version if it’s available); motion sickness wristbands, or sea-bands, which curb the issue by placing acupunctural pressure on key points, is another.