While everybody knows that exercise is required for optimum health, many people find it difficult to fit exercise into their busy lives. Fortunately, health professionals now know that health and fitness don’t require prolonged sessions of rigorous physical activity. In fact, most people can improve their health by incorporating a few changes into their day-to-day activities. Try one or more of these suggestions and you’ll soon start to feel more energetic and healthy. Park on the far side While running errands, always park your car as far from the place you’re visiting as possible. Not only will the extra steps help improve your health, but your car won’t be subjected to as many dings from other car’s doors. Take the stairs Whenever you have a choice, take stairs instead of an elevator. Most buildings put the elevators near the entrance, while the stairs may be harder to find. Looking for (Read More)
Are you prone to catch more of your share of colds? It seems they are increasing as the level of exercise in our society is decreasing. Now there is research that validates what we intuitively know.
According to the Journal of Arthritis & Rheumatism, the health of your joint cartilage is improved with vibratory motion. Vibrations allow the hyaluronic acid to be directed evenly among chondrocytes and the extracellular matrix, thus improving delivery of nutrients to chondrocytes in deeper layers and improving transportation of waste products. The average 70 kg (154 lbs) person has roughly 15 grams of hyaluronan in the body, one-third of which is turned over (degraded and synthesized) every day.
It turns out that our media rich society has some drawbacks. While the amount of TV viewing has dropped in the United States, we still need to be diligent about the importance of moderation. The American Medical Association has confirmed what we already knew intuitively – that excessive TV viewing is detrimental to our health.