September 03, 2015
As reported recently by the BBC, almost half of office-working women (45 percent) and slightly fewer men (37 percent) spend fewer than 30 minutes daily on their feet. In fact, a majority even eat their lunch without ever leaving their workspace and this type of inactivity is taking its toll on their health. Ultimately, this has led to an initiative called Get Britain Standing and one way they recommend that you achieve that goal is by building your own standing desk. Just making this one little change to the way you do your daily work can lower your risk...
July 22, 2015
Food. It’s one of those things you need to survive so you can’t avoid it completely, but with so many wonderfully tempting options that exist, it can be easy to overdo it. That is why avoiding temptation to begin with is often the key to success. How do you do that? Here are 10 tips to consider: Don’t let yourself get too hungry. Try to eat every 2-4 hours so that you’re not absolutely starving and willing to eat everything you can get your hands on. Don’t keep tempting foods within reach. If you have to go out and...
February 03, 2015
When you’re sniffling, sneezing, and feel like you’ve been hit by a truck, you want something that not only tastes good, but makes you healthier at the same time. Fortunately, there are a few soups that can do this, making both cold and flu recovery faster than ever. Here are three of them: #1: Chicken Noodle Soup Most of us have been told that chicken noodle soup helps when you are feeling ill, but very few of us have been informed why. The reason is simple. Research has found that this particular health-boosting soup has anti-inflammatory properties and acts as...
November 07, 2013
As opposed to quadrupeds, whose vertebral columns hang like the chains on a suspension bridge, humans generally stand upright with the vertebral bones loaded one on top of another, divided by rubbery disks. The benefit we gain from our vertical posture and free use of the arms and hands is accompanied by the drawback of having our intervertebral disks under compressive force even when we are simply upright, sitting, hiking, or running, and under even more compressive force when we are lifting and carrying heavy things. When we are in a standing situation, any force we apply with the upper...
August 07, 2013
With all of the demands being placed on people nowadays, it’s no wonder that more and more people are suffering from anxiety in one shape or another. So, how do you cut the tension that you feel in your gut if you’re not interested in being prescribed drugs that alter the way you feel? Create a physical outlet The more you keep anxiety pent up inside, the worse it is going to get. Like a pressure cooker, you have to relieve it regularly so that you don’t explode and do damage to your health and mental status. Of...