Physical activity report card for our youth: Not good..

Physical activity report card for our youth: Not good – with 50% of waking hours spent in sedentary activity.   Recently, The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and the American College of Sports Medicine released their U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Unfortunately, grades in a number of key indicators are
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People who exercise a few times a week in old age are 2.5 times less likely to suffer serious long-term health problems

According to a recent study, taking up physical activity later in life is beneficial and life-extending. The findings include: Whether working in the garden or cleaning your car, exercise a few times a week in old age can dramatically improve health Seniors who participate in moderate exercise (including walking or dancing) are two and a
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How parents can help sedentary cyber-kids

In a fitness event schedule next month, promoters are advising parents go the extra mile for fitness and help sedentary cyber-kids by awakening their children from the inert world of video games and get back to the great outdoors for sunshine, fitness and health! The latest CDC results show that 75 percent of kids and teenagers
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Exercise is the best preventive drug

Over the last several years numerous articles about importance of exercise have come to light.   In addition, research is pointing to a strong association between sitting and chronic disease.  Driving automobiles, watching television and movies, hours spent on computers, tablets, and smartphones, and in the past few years online social networking and gaming… keeps
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ERGOhealthy Gardening Tips

ERGO Being’s Gardening Tips   When it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy your free time remember to practice good ergonomics and proper postures. Discomfort is controllable so change those habits and attitudes to be a happier, healthier, and more relaxed gardener!  Be conscientious about potentially awkward positions and movements and avoid twisting and bending
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Cost Effective Ergonomics = Reduction in RSI Injury = Health Solutions

Reading a recent article in MONEY magazine (Sept. 2013), it was great to see ergonomics being highlighted.  According to the article, musculoskeletal injury, “costs are out of control”; however, simple prevention tools are available. The goal of ergonomics is to help you create your best posture to be able to work without pain and strain to your
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Stress Reduction in the Workplace ~ Openly Communicate

Stress in the workplace affects productivity.  Whether it is the challenge to work faster, deliver the goods quicker, complete projects on schedule, it can eventually affect the workers mental, emotional and physical well-being.  The other goal is to insure that a workforce keeps working and that jobs are filled.  To do this an approach that
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Are Health Costs Rising With A More Sedentary Workforce

With the advent of technology, is it now a contributing factor to rising health risks and costs to the employer? A recent article posted from the Management Liability Insights Conference in Advisen FPN.  “A decision this summer by the American Medical Association to classify obesity as a disease, instead of a condition, has heightened concerns
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Canadian Study ~ Wellness Programs Work to Reduce MSD’s in the Workplace

A Canadian Government Department was studied for four years on a comprehensive workplace wellness program to reduce the severity of musculoskeletal disorders. The findings were astounding. The Healthy LifeWorks Program evaluated a total of 233 employees. The RESULTS: • Approximately 10% decrease in the 12 month prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, ranging from 4% hip/thigh problems and 12% lower
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Nurturing Your Over-Used and Stressd out Digits

Statistics from the Bureau of Labor indicate repetitive motion injuries of the hands and fingers are now coming from a referral of constant hammering on your cell phone ~ and may lead to an average of 20 days or more a year away from work.  Your repetitive muscle movements (calling and possibly more than 5000
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