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Four ways on how to Straighten up when you are Pregnant

Monday, May 26, 2014

Pregnancy is often associated with spine and pelvis discomfort with postural changes.  Yet keeping your spine up straight is the more important in this period!  In this presentation, you'll learn four useful exercises plus other tips on how to ensure a smooth and healthy pregnancy, all from the most current literature. More

Common Pain Series: 1. Headache

Monday, March 31, 2014
Common Pain Series: 1. Headache

Headache is a very common condition in modern lifestyle.  According to statistics from the World Health Organization, 47% of the general population has suffered from headache at least once in the past year. The International Headache Society lists over a hundred categories of all headache diagnoses. More

All You Need to Know About Neck Pain

Friday, January 10, 2014
All You Need to Know About Neck Pain

Neck pain is a very common ailment in today's working environment.  The incidence is “generally higher in women, higher in high-income countries compared with low- and middle-income countries and higher in urban areas compared with rural areas.” (from The epidemiology of neck pain, University of Queensland, 2010) More

Sleeping Position Tips That Help The Spine

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Sleeping Position Tips That Help The Spine

The spine is a vital part of the body, which is why you have to take care of it. Problems in the spine can lead to disabilities and debilitating effects that can last permanently. When sleeping, some people are actually not mindful of the possible damage that they can deal to their spine. The type of furniture you’re sleeping in, the sleeping position, the pillows and clothes can improve or worsen spine health.  More

The Growing Problem of Lower Back Pain

Monday, November 04, 2013
The Growing Problem of Lower Back Pain

The prevalence of Lower back pain has reached epidemic level. Research shows that its incidence is second only to the common cold. Four out of five of the general population will develop lower back pain at least once in a lifetime, while at any given time, 10% of the population is suffering from lower back pain.  More

Outdoor Activities That Cause Neck Pain

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Outdoor Activities That Cause Neck Pain

Many people are not aware that many of the things they usually do can trigger neck pain. Some of the discomfort may stem from long term habits while others may happen suddenly due to trauma or injury. There are ways to prevent the problem as well as ease the condition. A number of outdoor activities can actually lead to neck problems so it’s best to learn the preventive measures too.  More

How to Improve Productivity with Your Workstation Layout

Monday, September 30, 2013
How to Improve Productivity with Your Workstation Layout

Boosting productivity actually has a lot to do with the way you arrange things in your office or workplace. Many people will appreciate how much more time and energy they can save when they learn the proper mechanics. Making minor adjustments to the key elements of the room can lead to big and long term results. Here are some guidelines on how to enhance efficiency in the workplace.    More

5 Common Causes of Low Back Pain

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
5 Common Causes of Low Back Pain

Low back pain has become a common physical ailment that affects everyone. Eighty percent of general population suffers from lower back pain at some point of their lives, and one out of 8 is suffering low back pain at any given time, with highest prevalence among females and those aged 40-801More

How to look and feel great with good posture

Thursday, November 22, 2012

When our spinal muscles are strong they can hold up our body in an upright position.  Likewise, when they are weak, they get loose and fail to resist the downward pull of gravity, and we will end up in a bad posture. A typical bad posture is one with a forward slouch of the upper back, rounding of shoulders and forward shift at the hips. More

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Monday, April 09, 2012

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, can be made by our bodies when we absorb sunlight. While it’s well-known for its role in the healthy development and growth of bones, research has shown that it also plays a role in inflammation, immunity, brain development, cardiovascular health, diabetes1, and cancer prevention2.  More