Having breaks during your work day are important. Yes, we need to eat, but breaks can also help boost energy, concentration and motivation. There are also the major problems associated with the excessive sitting most of do during (and outside of) work. New research from Baylor University has been done to give a better understanding of workday breaks and offers suggestions on when, where and how to plan the most beneficial daily escapes from the job. The results were not entirely what they expected to find. Continue reading to see what they found.
The world federation of chiropractic has created an initiative called “just start walking”. The New Zealand Chiropractors Association is also getting behind it. Chiropractor and New Zealand Chiropractors Association (NZCA) spokesperson Dr Hayden Thomas explains: ‘Walking benefits all aspects of your health from increasing your levels of vitamin D, improving the efficiency of heart and lung function, reducing circulating stress hormones, assisting spinal function, and helping with weight loss. And it’s something nearly everyone can do to increase their fitness and well being’.
It is well known that exercise can help boost your brain function. It has been thought that this occurs mainly in the older populations as young brains are at their prime and peak cognitive ability, hence do not benefit from exercise. A study from the University of Otago has shown that this is not the case. Exercise can help the brains of young adults as well. Continue reading to see what they found.
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