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Fascia is thin tissue that holds all of your insides together. It’s like plastic wrap made of collagen. Fascia isn’t muscular, but its movement is similar to that of a muscle. If you stay still for too long, fascia becomes stiff and aches. Fascia is sensitive to touch – foam rollers, massages, and warm compresses will keep the fascia soft and fluid.
Infamous for being one of the most common sports injuries, ankle sprains shouldn't just be dismissed as something minor that can be treated with a little rest and an ice pack. An ankle injury can mean damaged or stretched ligaments, which need plenty of time and care to heal. Ignoring an ankle sprain can lead to serious long-term effects, including joint instability, crepitus, weakness, stiffness, and swelling.
Humans spend a large portion of their lives in sleep. Sleep is absolutely essential for human well-being and it enables the body to relax, recover and rejuvenate. Disturbed sleep or incorrect sleeping posture can lead to many health problems and can adversely affect our daily life. Many people use an incorrect pillow, which also causes many health issues ranging from neck pain and body pain.
Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain and tenderness to touch that may occur all over the body or migrate to various parts of the body. It mainly causes pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Along with other symptoms, pain and tenderness increase and decrease over time. Fibromyalgia affects people physically, mentally and socially. Pain, fatigue, skin problems are some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Get in the habit of taking a short break (say 5-10 mins) every hour, ideally away from your work position. Just doing another task for a few minutes will ensure that you get your blood moving, relieve the pressure on your spine. Another quick fix is to practice belly breathing. The way to do this is to envisage drawing your navel toward your spine on each inhale.
Test your BP every 1-3 yrs and cholesterol every 3-5 yrs. Alter your diet to regulate them. As your immunity weakens, a tetanus booster at 50 and a yearly flu shot is advised. Get a colonoscopy done every 10 years as your hormones deplete and your risk of colon cancer increases. Investigate joint pain or stiffness for underlying conditions like osteoporosis and arthritis.
Many of us spend hours each day sitting at a desk, hunching over keyboards. As well as making it difficult to switch offmentally, it...