Holiday season is soon upon us, where we pack up our suitcases and prepare ourselves for what seems to be the inevitable wait. Be it stuck in a traffic jam, waiting at the airport or on a long flight, sitting for long periods of time seems unavoidable. So what to do?
Most of you probably do not think much about your knees, back, shoulders, and other joints until they become painful or stop working properly. Joints are the places in our bodies where bones meet. They roll, glide, rotate or bend like a simple hinge to let you run, jump and do the chicken dance.
“Cracking joints” and “popping knuckles” are an interesting and poorly understood phenomenon. There are many theories as to why joints crack or pop, but the exact cause is unknown. Painless cracking of joints is – as a rule – not harmful, however common sense generally would suggest that the intentional and repetitive cracking of joints is not recommended.
Movement is critical to wellness. We are designed to move, so our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is now starting to have a huge impact on our health. Studies show that prolonged sitting is associated with heart/cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, muscle degeneration, back ache/neck pain, osteoporosis, depression and dementia.
Tennis Elbow is a common complaint not only for sports players, but for those of you who use computers or engage in activities with prolonged gripping, such as hammering and gardening. Tennis elbow can lead to bigger issues down the road such as shoulder, upper back and neck pain.
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