How a Sedentary Lifestyle Affects Your Health
From an evolutionary (and survival) standpoint, the invention of technology took us very quickly from an active “moving” species to a population that sits an average of 13 hours per day. Add sleeping hours to that and it leaves very few hours, or even minutes, to be active. Inactivity is making us chronically sick and putting a huge burden on our health care system. It’s unfortunately a very sad reality of the world today.
Why Going to the Gym is Still Important After Your 60th Birthday
People start to joke about their body’s starting to fall apart and their frequent trips to doctor’s clinics. It is also the decade of life that you are most likely to be diagnosed with cancer, experience a slower metabolism, and feel less sharp than you used to.
Teens with Obesity May Have Brain Damage That Produces Poor Eating Habits
Teenage obesity has become an epidemic in the United States in recent years. Encourage movement with exercise equipment at home, such as a treadmill, elliptical, exercise balls, yoga mats, weights, or exercise bikes. Desk bikes, like this one from Flexispot, encourage teens to exercise while working or studying to increase movement in fun and simple ways at home.
Deadly blood clots from sitting: Are you at risk?
While we are sitting at our desks, rushing to complete tasks, we might not have the extra time to spare to consider our cardiovascular health in these situations. More specifically, we might not know that we are at risk of developing a potentially life-threatening blood clot in our legs when we sit for an excessive amount of time.
The Secret to Staying Healthy While Watching TV
After spending all day sitting at your office job, going home to sit for another five hours before TV is incredibly bad for your health. There are several effects binge-watching shows can have on your mental and physical health.
Using Proper Lifting Technique to Avoid Back Injury
Back pain is a complex condition that continues to pose a significant health burden on individuals, employers, and society as a whole, despite a range of interventions that have been developed to reduce its impact. In fact, it has been estimated that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point during their lifetime, and up to one thirdof the population suffers from some type of back discomfort at any given time. Not only does back pain interfere with daily routines, recreational activities, and work productivity, it’s also one of the most common reasons that people seek medical attention.
Causes of Back Pain
While some cases of back pain develop gradually over time due to issues such as poor posture, repetitive strain, or uncomfortable working positions, many cases develop after a specific incident, such as bending or lifting awkwardly, or lifting a heavy weight. Therefore, one of the best ways to prevent back injury is to use proper lifting technique, especially when lifting heavy objects.
Proper Lifting Technique
Many people believe that they know how to lift correctly, and are surprised when they suffer a back injury when performing a simple lift. It’s therefore important to review proper lifting techniques from time to time to avoid injury. To begin, before you attempt a lift, you should check your surroundings to ensure that it’s safe to begin your lift. There should be a clear path for you to carry the object, and make sure that you know exactly where you are going to put the object down. Additionally, avoid walking on uneven or slippery surfaces when you are lifting or carrying an object as this only increases yo