Category Archives: Advice

Could Wearing a Face Mask Be a COVID-19 Game Changer?

— Augmenting protection during a global pandemic While it may not be evidence-based in the rigid scientific sense, wearing a basic face mask in the community setting to augment our protection against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is biologically … Continue reading

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Is life in the 21st century giving you a headache?

Headaches during work, or keeping you awake at night, robbing you of rest and relaxation can be real frustrations. If on top of a stressful or tiring day you can’t get to sleep, you can feel like a limp rag … Continue reading

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The lazy person’s way to fitness

We’ve all been there: Often we’re busy, but sometimes we’re just plain lazy. In this post we look at how you can get exercise and make fitness a part of your life, even with Netflix calling. Please share this post … Continue reading

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5 TEDTalks to Inspire Rehab Therapists

As an avid watcher of TEDTalks, I have selected 5 of the most inspiring lectures about physical rehabilitation and therapy. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do, and that can provide some insight and knowledge for you … Continue reading

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Is your computer a sitting death trap?

Even though you may be using it to earn a living, with the long hours of sitting, repetitive movements, poor posture and a badly set up workstation, your computer might well be your death warrant! You could find, too late, … Continue reading

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Moving beyond pain medication

A prescription painkiller could make a big difference for those suffering from acute pain. But is it absolutely necessary to put these chemicals into your body? Can they cause harm? At what point do the disadvantages outweigh the benefits? Take … Continue reading

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Participating in Mental, Social, and Physical Leisure Activities and Having a Rich Social Network Reduce the Incidence of Diabetes-Related Dementia in a Cohort of Swedish Older Adults (Original Research)

Authors: Anna Marseglia, Hui-Xin Wang, Debora Rizzuto, Laura Fratiglioni, Weili Xu. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc18-1428 Abstract OBJECTIVE The effect of a healthy lifestyle on diabetes-related dementia remains unknown. We examined whether an active lifestyle and rich social network may counteract the increased risk of … Continue reading

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I used to play outside as a kid… What kids these days are missing out on?

Playing outside used to be the norm. Today, children spend most of their free time in front of a screen of some sort. Generally, they go outdoors only for organised sports or activities (which are often completely driven by parent … Continue reading

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Just how bad is your posture?

Are you slouching your way to an early death? Your posture says a lot about your health. Your neck pain, headaches, back twinges and persistent tiredness could all be pointing to one thing: Poor posture. What is good posture? Basically, … Continue reading

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Do kids get bad backs?

In general, we think that children are impervious to serious injuries, given their boundless energy and great flexibility. However, we cannot take their health for granted. Such is the case with back health, allegedly an adults-only issue but in reality … Continue reading

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