Mary Poppins taught us about good posture when we were young and so the same principles should apply later in life. Proper posture and form can help reduce the strain on the ligaments and spinal discs in the back.
My migraines never reduced in frequency or intensity. I took over-the-counter and prescription drugs. It was not usual for me to take 8 muscle relaxants a day plus small amounts of prescription painkillers. My lifestyle was otherwise healthy. I did pilates 5 days a week, ate well and slept 8 hours a night. But 6 out of 7 days was a struggle. A struggle to be positive focused and upbeat at work many days when I just felt like banging my head down on my desk.
Routine check-ups might serve you well, depending on the results of the prehabilitation screen. And, if you intend to undertake a new athletic or physical work endeavour, a prehabilitation screen could work in your favour to prevent an unforeseen injury. Pre-employment screening is becoming more common with large employers who worry about workers' compensation losses.
A small study out of Korea has found that ear acupuncture could be used to help people shed belly fat. In the same way that
One thing I find myself doing on a daily basis in my job as a paramedic is telling stories. Not only is it a way of relaying
I was guilty of thinking acupuncture seemed like a silly thing to do. How can tiny needles in your skin and muscles do anything other than cause pain? After one session I had to eat my words. I don't like needles, but I would be happy to have one stuck between my eyes every day.