IWS participated in the fourth annual Family Fun Fair at Shanghai Center, an event for families across the city promoting healthy & happy lifestyle in Shanghai. IWS works with Health Activity Initiative, a program tailored for kids aged 4 to 11 with focus on improving their overall physical and mental health by organizing weekly indoor and outdoor events.
Health Activity Initiative (H.A.I.) is a comprehensive wellness plan for kids aged 4-11 and families focusing on the importance of a healthy lifestyle – making exercise and fitness a lifelong habit. H.A.I. uses smartphone technology to deliver daily original health education and fitness programs in an engaging way while collaborating with sports and activity providers to provide access to fun and active indoor and outdoor programming.
For more information about the H.A.I. program, please contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org
About 80% of people experience back pain at some point and many of us don’t know the cause. Health.com points our the 4 reasons why your back might hurt. Take a look at these 4 reasons your back hurts, and try to figure out if you’re increasing your odds for injury.
Some triggers for back pain and things to avoid include, sitting at your desk all day, smoking, carrying heaving bags, and wearing high heels.
Other than avoiding these trigger points, there are smart steps you can take to avoid it, such as doing specific moves that help prevent back pain, or strengthening your core in general, which helps support your back.
Public awareness on the seriousness of sports concussions has exploded in recent years, most notably following the suicides of prominent ex-American football players for the purposes of allowing their brains to be studied for damage related to their playing days. Continue reading “Being Smart About Concussions”
Most of us grew up hearing that we should warm up with a stretch. Strike and hold a pose, such as touching your toes, for 30 seconds or more, we were told, and you’ll be looser, stronger and injury-proof. Continue reading “Reasons Not To Stretch”
Your next performance breakthrough may only be a new warm-up away. According to research published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, a warm up routine incorporating squats and a whole body vibrator machine can increase your sprint performance by 6%. Continue reading “6 Minutes to Improve your Performance”
Many of us living in China scoff at the Chinese aversion to ice, specially those of us who have been educated that ice is one of the best (and cheapest) forms of aid for healing minor sports injuries. Continue reading “Ice: Are The Chinese Right To Avoid It?”
When patients are considering having spine surgery, one of the most common questions they have is, “Which is better, a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic spine surgeon?” The quick answer is that for most types of spine surgery, both specially trained orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons may be considered. Continue reading “Orthopedic Surgeon vs. Neurosurgeon for Spine Surgery”
Exercise is viewed as a great long term, complimentary option for pain relief. However, finding a program you can stick with, while being effective and safe, is a challenge. Yoga has gained an enthusiastic following for all sorts of health benefits including managing back pain. Continue reading “Yoga: An Effective Treatment for Back Pain?”
In our health-conscious society that has developed in the last 30 years, great focus has been placed on taking steps to prevent medical problems like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. With skin cancer being directly linked to sun exposure and frequent sunburns, a number of methods have arisen to reduce these factors: high SPF level sunblock, avoiding direct sunlight exposure, etc. Continue reading “Is Lack of Sunlight Keeping you in Pain?”
In January 2012, a study out of the Harvard School of Public Health was published in the journal Work, evaluating neck, shoulder and wrist positions for health volunteers who use tablets regularly, to determine which positions may put people at increased risk of developing pain. Continue reading “Is your Tablet Causing More Pain than Pleasure?”