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Sitting, standing, or walking: What’s the best way to work? by MC SCHRAEFEL We sit to commute. Sit at our computers. Sit at meetings. Relax…by sitting at home. In North America, most adults sit for about 9.3 hours. And that’s bad news for our health. When we sit for long periods, circulation is constricted. Metabolism slows. Muscles shut off; connective tissue tightens. Our brain hungers for blood and nutrients that are barely slugging through our system. Our body engine is set to “idle”, neutral, or even worse — switched off. Sitting too much makes us unhealthier, unfitter, more metabolically broken — possibly even dumber. Ha, … [Read more...]

Low Back Pain

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Almost everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. This pain can vary from mild to severe. It can be short-lived or long-lasting. However it happens, low back pain can make many everyday activities difficult to do. Understanding your spine and how it works can help you understand why you have low back pain. Go to http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00311 to learn more about the anatomy of the spine. Finding exercises that can help reduce low back pain is incredibly important. Talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program, and only do exercises that do not increase your symptoms. For some … [Read more...]

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