IWS + H.A.I. in Family Fun Fair at Shanghai Center

Family Fun Fair

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.

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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 acook@westernsurg.com

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4 Reasons For Back Pain

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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.

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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.

Is Lack of Sunlight Keeping you in Pain?

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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?”