If you working a desk job 40 hours/week, your body can experience metabolic changes that can lead to several different health problems. To overcome the damage from a sedentary job, you must use your free time to counteract the health conditions that can occur from lack of exercise and movement. Exercise As Much As Possible When you are sitting at your desk all day, you must find opportunities to exercise. Begin your day by walking up the stairs to your office rather than using an elevator. When it is time for a break, don't remain at your desk. Walk to [...]
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Men and women from all ranks of the military are not immune to pain. If they don't suffer physical damage, they may have latent mental problems that need to be addressed. Many veterans turn to self-medication and start abusing substances like drugs or alcohol if they aren’t able to properly treat mental issues on their own. Here are a few treatments and recovery methods that are recommended to afflicted veterans. Common Psychological and Physical Disorders for Veterans Veterans suffer from a wide variety of physical damage. Things like amputations, musculoskeletal disorders, or traumatic brain injury are common. Many also suffer [...]
Many people who struggle financially are unfortunately not as healthy as they would like to be. It is easy to blame an inactive lifestyle or general poor health on your financial issues, but the reality is, it may be more affordable for you to choose a healthier lifestyle than you first thought. It might take more planning, commitment, and a bit of prioritization in your current lifestyle, but you can work around a limited monthly budget. These are just a few ways to focus on a balanced, healthy life while living on a budget. How to Live a More [...]
Choosing a new physician can be a stressful thing. However, knowing where to look may help make the process a little more simple for you. Here are some helpful tips on how to choose the right physician for your health needs.1. Ask Your Friends or NeighborsIf you are new to an area or facing an insurance change and searching for a new healthcare professional, consider asking those you trust or are close to for their recommendations. Odds are if your friend likes a particular doctor, you will more than likely like them too. Referrals from your existing doctor might also be [...]
AUTONOMY IN AGING It probably goes without saying, but getting older is an inevitable part of life; however, we do have some say in how we age. For example, there are a variety of vitamins and supplements on the market that can help us maintain strong and healthy bones. After all, bone health is critical when it comes to our mobility, and it is especially vital when it comes to our oral health. As we age, the body absorbs the calcium and phosphate that our bones need. One of the best ways to circumvent this naturally occurring process is to start [...]
If you haven't paid much attention to medical news within the last few years, you'd be astonished at the new innovations coming to light. From new cancer treatment methods to improved hospital technology, here are five of the most impressive advances in modern medicine: 1. Synthetic Blood Advances in prosthesis and stem cell technology have allowed us to replicate nearly every part of the human body. Despite this, the thought of creating synthetic blood was seen as unrealistic--until now. England has begun safety trials on a synthetic blood substitute, which is expected to mitigate conditions such as sickle-cell anemia very [...]
An unexpected injury in the workplace takes a toll on an employee's physical, mental, and financial well-being. You were happy in your employment situation, and an unexpected accident has left you unable to work, or has made working at your current job difficult. How do you pay for your primary needs and how do you cope with the stress? Know Your Rights Most workers are protected under workers compensation laws that do vary from one state to another. These laws provide benefits that arrange wage replacement, cover medical treatments, and other benefits as necessary. While receiving benefits through workers compensation, [...]
When you’re healthy, you feel good. It seems simple, yet so many of us fail to achieve that sought-after state of wellness. With seasonal colds, allergies, cheat days, and other factors, so many of us struggle to just feel healthy. Fortunately, there are a few things you can start doing today to help you feel better. The following are a few tips for all-around wellness. Better Tips for All Around Wellness Drink More Water Humans need water to survive and be healthy, yet so many of us do not drink enough of it. We grab sodas, coffees, or [...]
Chiropractors provide treatments that can help with a number of muscle and skeletal issues. If your physician recommends seeing a chiropractor, make sure you choose the best in your area. By taking a few common-sense measures up front, you can determine if a particular chiropractor is a true healer, or perhaps not as qualified as you might like. Verify the Chiropractor’s Credentials Thanks to the Internet, it’s easy to confirm where a chiropractor received his or her training. You can also find out if they currently have an active license to practice in your jurisdiction. Knowing that the business license [...]
When it comes any sport, there is always the risk of injury. However, there are a few preventative measures you can take to ensure your safety and long term health. Here are the most important pieces of sports equipment you can get, whether you’re a casual player or a pro.HelmetsOne of the most important and ubiquitous pieces of sports equipment is the helmet. Whether you’re playing a hard contact sport like football or just going out for a Sunday bicycle ride, head injuries are a threat that can occur in the blink of an eye. Helmets protect against deadly skull fractures [...]