Back pain

Back pain soars among young people

1 year ago 2

Back pain is soaring among young people because they are sitting down for too long, according new to research by the British Chiropractic Association.

A sedentary lifestyle and a change in working habits – long periods spent sitting at computers – mean more people are complaining of spinal pain, particularly the young. The number 16 to 24-year-olds living with back or neck pain has risen to 45% in a year, compared to 28% of 18 to 24-year-olds the previous year.

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   If I sit for too long, it will actually remind me to get up and move, because a lot of doctors think sitting is the new cancer.   

Apple’s smartwatch has built-in activity reminders

2 years ago 0

As if any more proof were needed as to the health benefits of regularly standing up, Apple chief executive Tim Cook has pitched health as one of the key selling points for his company’s upcoming Apple Watch smartwatch, including its hourly reminders to owners to be more active.

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Sitting too much is bad for your health

How does sitting compare to being an astronaut?

2 years ago 1

How does sitting for an extended period compare to being an astronaut? Well this is one of the questions answered by this recent article from the UK’s National Health Service.

Many adults in the UK spend more than seven hours a day sitting or lying, and this typically increases with age to 10 hours or more.

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The health hazards of sitting

2 years ago 1

We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge, but what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe. An informative infographic from…

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The lowdown on the side-effects of stand-up desks

2 years ago 1

An increasing number of experts are saying that sitting for long periods is the “new smoking” in terms of increasing our risk of death and disease – no matter how ergonomic your chair or how extensive your weekly exercise routine. This is because leg and back muscles become…

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Daily Mirror -10 April 2014 - Sitting is the new smoking

Why doctors are now warning that sitting is the new smoking

2 years ago 0

Are you sitting comfortably? You might not be by the time you finish reading this, because spending too much time perched on your posterior could be seriously damaging your health.

The average Brit now spends a ­staggering 8.9 hours every day sitting down. That might be at work, in a car or on the sofa in front of the TV.

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Why sitting down can be as bad for you as smoking

Why sitting down can be as bad for you as smoking

2 years ago 0

As several recent studies have discovered, sitting for too long can be as dangerous to health as smoking. It more than doubles your risk of diabetes and is linked with an increase in heart disease. In fact, inactivity is the fourth biggest killer of adults, according to the World Health Organisation.

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