Health-E-News April 2014
empowering you to optimal health
The Dangers of Sitting
Did you know sitting is the new smoking? More and more studies are showing the nasty side effects of sitting. Below is a great video showing how good posture can affect your heath.
Here's another great article on the effects of sitting - CBC Quirks
This Is the No. 1 Cause of Disability Worldwide - Lower Back Pain
Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on lower back pain, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and it’s now the No. 1 cause of job disability around the world.
In a new study published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, researchers gathered data from 117 studies from 47 different countries and other supplemental surveys. Lower back pain is the top cause for years lost due to disability (calculated by adding years lost as a result of early death and the number of years lived with disability). About one in 10 people suffer from lower back pain, and prevalence is highest in Western Europe and lowest in the Caribbean and Latin America. And the world’s growing population of elderly means people are living longer with pain.
So what can you do?
Fortunately Chiropractic adjustments and exercise are two great therapies that have been proven to help those with back pain. Chiropractic adjustments ensure your spinal joints are moving optimally, and exercise helps to strengthen your muscles to support the spine. When you have a spine that is moving properly and is supported by strong muscles, your incidence of back pain drops dramatically.
If you know someone who is suffering with back pain, have them call us today so we can help.
Stephen A. Smith share his thoughts on Chiropractic