Sitting Down for Hours Speeds up Aging

Elderly People who spend most of their time sitting down age significantly quicker than more active contemporaries, according to new research.

A study of 1,500 pensioners found those who kept to a sedentary position for ten hours or more a day and who did less than 40 minutes moderate physical activity had the bodies of people eight years older.

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Relieve Your Lower Back Pain With These Poses

Yoga’s not just for women, or just for people who like to meditate. It’s not just for the super bendy or for people who don’t like to work up a sweat. It is for everyone because it’s functional. It improves movement patterns, corrects muscle imbalances and alignment. It requires you to move through a full range of motion as you enhance dynamic flexibility.

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4 Reasons For Back Pain

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,

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Orthopedic Surgeon vs. Neurosurgeon for Spine Surgery

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.

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Yoga: An Effective Treatment for Back Pain?

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.

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Smoking and Back Pain

For years, research has shown a link between smoking and an increased risk for low back pain, intervertebral (spine) disc disease, and inferior patient outcomes following surgery.

Simple Walking Exercise could Rid you of Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common complaint, and treatment can often require many hours of physical therapy over multiple weekly clinic visits — a costly commitment. Now, for the 80 percent of the adult population who complain about back pain, there’s a new therapy that has shown promising results. And it starts as easily as stepping out of your door.

Running and Back Pain: What you should know

For many people, running is more than just an exercise to stay healthy; it’s a way a life. Countless patients have come into my office desperate for ways to resume running after a low back injury. It’s the “Runner’s High” – that feeling of excitement and satisfaction with running – that continues to drive people back.

Rock Climbing can Treat Back Pain

Have you ever been home, laid up with back pain and thought to yourself, “You know what would really make me feel good right now? Rock climbing!”. Yeah, me neither. The common sense in most of us would conclude that sports and activities, such as rock climbing, would only contribute to the problem. However, new research out of Germany is flying in the face of these commonly held beliefs. 

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