Consequences of Rapid Weight Loss

Benefits-of-Losing-WeightLosing weight bears lots of sustainable benefits to the overweight and the obese. However, rapid loss of weight is detrimental and has serious health consequences. When weight is lost too fast, the body fails to check on what it should retain and what it should let go. The recommendable weight loss rate is about 1 to 2 pounds every week. This can be achieved by reducing calorie consumption by 500 to 1000 calories on a daily basis. Combining exercises with a healthy diet is a good way to lose weight responsibly. Continue reading

How Computer Era Could Be Damaging To Neck And Shoulder

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“The chair is out to kill us,” a Mayo doctor says. Several studies point to the health risks of the computer era. According to recent studies, more than 50 percent of people who work in front of the computer suffer from neck and upper back pain. If we make a pie chart and list all our daily activities, we will notice that apart from eight hours of sleep, most of our time is spent working in front of our computer desk. That tired, achy, stressed out feeling may not be coming from the mental stress. After spending 8 to 10 hours working on the desk, your shoulder and neck muscles feel stiff, tense and painful. Continue reading

Know the Patterns of Addiction and Avoid Compromising Health and Life

addictionIt is a known fact that alcohol and drug addiction have negative impacts on the family’s normal relationship. It can be extremely upsetting knowing that a loved one is caught in a web of addiction. The user tends to be full of conflict and feelings of being torn between wanting to quit and not wanting to leave the exciting sensations from abusing substances. The family experiences an overwhelming sense of guilt for their failure to determine the patterns of addiction. They take up the responsibility and try to fix the situation by covering up the mess instead of seeking expert help. Continue reading

Back Ache: Loosen Up These Deep Muscles

Back PainBack ache and lower back pain concerns a greater number of people from all ages and background. Very often, back ache arises from a lack of spinal stability and weakness of the core muscles. Some of these muscles have simply de-activated and stopped doing their job. Why? Our world of technology has changed us from fierce cave hunters to seated beings. Growing scientific evidences show that back ache may originate from a lack of spinal stability. The good news is that we can change and reverse back ache by working the deep core muscles that helps stabilize our spine, our back. This third article devoted to deep muscles imbalances and back ache causes will concentrate on the PSOAS muscles. Continue reading

Back Pain Causes: Deep Muscles Imbalances

Back Pain Causes: Deep Muscles ImbalancesIn our last blog related to Back Pain Causes and deep muscles imbalances, we started with the multifidus as one of the back pain causes. In this second part devoted to deep muscles imbalances and Back Pain Causes, we would like to raise our back pain sufferers’ attention to another deep muscle, sometimes called the joker of lower back pain, as it is frequently overlooked as a source of lower back pain: The Quadratus Lomborum (QL). The Iliopsoas (hip) dysfunctions, rather than the QL, is seen as back pain causes and therefore people may be often given the wrong treatment. Continue reading