It is common knowledge that we all tend to sit for too long and that too much sitting is bad for us. You may have also heard the latest slogan that “Sitting is the new smoking”. One of the problems with sitting for too long is that it can lead to postural deviations and dysfunction. This, of course, leads to aches and pains, headaches etc. The Bruggers Relief Position was developed by Alois Brugger, a Swiss neurologist. It is a very simple exercise that is best done as a micro break and can help improve your posture or at least minimize the damage from sitting in front of the computer all day. It is well worth trying. Continue reading to see how it is done.
In a previous blog post I discussed some research that suggested your walking speed could be an effective predictor of your life expectancy. In fact, in the study, it was suggested that for every 0.1 meters per second faster the participants walked, their risk of dying in the next decade reduced by 12%, amazing (You can read the full blog here). It was thought that how well you walk, may be an indicator of overall health and well being. There have been several studies that have come out that suggest grip strength is another dependable predictor of overall health and wellness. You are probably thinking, how would grip strength predict my health and wellness? Well, continue reading to find out.
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