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...
November 24, 2013
Whether you’re a sports athlete yourself or just like to work your body via some healthy exercise, you’ve likely seen if not actually used kinesiology tape. It is the white or brightly colored tape that you wrap around different areas of your body to help protect your muscles, which may leave you asking yourself if it is something you should use or not. The Claims Promoters of kinesiology tape claim that it helps support your muscles and reduce their likelihood of injury. It does this by keeping the muscles, tendons and ligaments either tight or relaxed depending on how you...
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...
April 25, 2013
You know you need to breathe to live, but did you realize that there are particular ways that you can breathe that will improve your overall health and wellness? It’s true. The manner in which you breathe can make you happier and more fit than ever before. Why how you breathe matters One way in which breathing in a structured way helps is that it can reduce your negative responses to stress. It does this by slowing your heart rate down to healthy levels and relieving your mind of worries and concerns that seem to overtake it. It gets you more...