Bone Density What Can You Do To Slow Down The Reduction?

To check for bone mineral density the standard test is a DEXA scan, or one can have a peripheral quantitative computed tomography test, looking at bone quality. Strength of bone is a combination of both density and quality of the structural matrix, and exercise impacts the quality of bone more than just the density. We should all be trying to avoid the diagnosis of Osteoporosis which is low bone density as this increases the risk of bone fractures. Exercise does matter for long-term bone health and even if it changes by 1% every year over time this will obviously have
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Stress At Work

Nothing new but something we all have to deal with, so how do we reduce STRESS. This could relate to a heavy work load, long hours, politics in the office or the overbearing boss and possibly the lack of or incompetent support staff. Whatever it is there is a quick way to help reduce that building irritability -the micro reset. one can choose from the reverse posture technique – where instead of leaning forwards as we tend to throughout the day, you ease your head back gently arching your spine into extension where you will feel a comfortable stretching in
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Work Place Injury

Work place injury is a common complaint and can often relate to poor posture during the day. If you work sitting at a computer screen all day it is important that you arrange your work environment to suit you, lending support and not adding to strain. This often results in head aches, neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain which can occur along with other symptoms. To avoid this problem one needs to follow the simple and logical advice of an ergonomic work station set up and to take plenty of small breaks where one moves about  frequently and gets up
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Tread Carefully Around The Autumn Leaves

Damp leaves during this time of year are a high falling hazard making appropriate footwear a necessity. This problem can affect anyone of any age, making the avoidance of slippery and wet leaves essential. For women, if you tend to wear heels, we suggest you carry them with you in a bag until you arrive at your destination. Some Tips To Consider After Falling: After falling, unless you find yourself in immediate danger, do not rush to get up. Take a few deep breaths and distinguish which area hurts. Check if you can slowly move the painful area, if you
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Healthy Travel Tips

Lao Tzu once said: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Here are some generalised practical healthy travel tips to make every step a memorable one by easing the burden on your bodies. “Watch your back” while… …packing! Try to pack small and light. Put your bag on a raised surface so you are not constantly bending down. Lift the bag in front of you (not at an angle) using your knees to bend not your spine. …traveling by car! If you have been sitting in the car for 30 minutes or more you should pull
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Spring Into Summer & Improve Health

Spring has sprung and summer is here! As a result most of us will start to change our outdoor routines. With the brighter mornings and the longer evenings fueling our bid to improve health with exercise there is no better time to start! However, it may be that the cold winter has prevented you from exercising for a while so be warned. It is essential that you introduce any new activity gradually. There is usually a surge in injuries at this time of year because people want immediate results and think they can do more than they should! As we
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Easy Ways To Improve Your Health In 2014

The three easy ways to improve your health in 2014 are a balanced diet, regular exercise and sleeping well. Fad special diets can work however more often than not they are a short term solution. If you want to lose weight and keep it off my recommendation is to reduce your portion size and eat balanced meals (for example ¼ of a plate of protein, ¼ of a plate of starchy carbohydrate and ½ of a plate of vegetables). A perfectly acceptable meal could be a slice of grilled salmon, mashed sweet potato and some spinach with broccoli. Be wary
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From Desk to Sofa – Avoid Holiday Spinal Strain!

Yes it is great to get out from behind your desk for a few days during the holiday, but is lounging on the sofa worse? In the season of excess we are all tempted to overindulge and then just sit around afterwards! What can you do to help avoid spinal strain this festive season? The answer is simpler than you may think – do not sit for long, avoid a low or deep seated position and most importantly no slouching! Think of your spine as the support structure that the rest of your body depends upon, do not carry too
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Mobile Device WARNING – Protect your Posture!

Mobile devices are incredibly small light weight and versatile, so working and socialising on the move is fast becoming the norm. The mobile phone is for some, their most prized possession! It holds everything from ones diary, contact list, messages- voicemail, text and email along with other social media; the camera and music features as well as gaming, TV, films and oh yes, the phone! The problem is how it affects our posture. When was the last time you walked behind ‘headless teenagers,’ so intent on their phones which they hold at waist height, that their head disappears! As well
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