Flying to your favourite destinations this festive season? Although you may be making you friends envious, your body is probably thinking “No!! Not another long flight, cramped leg space, dry skin, bland food and changes in time zones!”
You may have worked your game plan - a neck pillow, ear plugs, and an eye mask. And yet those stiff shoulders and neck or back pain still haunt you. Prolonged sitting and poor posture can cause plenty of discomfort, especially when you add on the pressure, humidity and cramped conditions of an air plain. If these poor posture habits are not changed, the discomforts will soon turn into pain, ruining your holiday plans. So what can you do to prevent the unnecessary suffering? Keep our handy ABC’s with you on your coming trip!
Many people want to achieve weight loss, and for many reasons. Some want to be slimmer, whiles others want their image to be comparable to their friend or a celebrity. Some want to drop the weight because of health reasons, like heart disease or diabetes. Others choose to shed the pounds because they think it will solve their back pains, hip problems or knee injury. But does it really solve your aches and pains?
Sit too long? Yes. Regardless if we exercise or not, we sit longer than any other generation. Even with our wonderful wearable tech gadgets and our gym sessions, our daily sitting habits increase our risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death. Simply put, regular workouts, with all its health benefits, do not entirely counteract the negative effects of sitting.
"No one has enough time - all the more reason to give up some of yours. The more we value something, such as our precious time, the more important it is to give it away.... [we] need to overcome this inward looking philosophy that keeps us small and close-minded. By looking outwards and helping others in need, we cannot help but grow as individuals." - Andrew Griffiths