According to a new literature review in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, it is becoming more common for children and adolescents to seek medical care for back pain. In fact, it has been said that nearly one in three adolescents report back pain. I have also seen an increase in the number of children presenting with back pain and discomfort in practice over the last few years. There can be a number of causes for back pain in children and sometimes, all of the expensive tests and scans may not be able to find the exact cause of the problem. So what are the common causes for back pain in children and how can we help? Continue reading to find out.
Sleep is one of things we cannot do without. Good sleep is imperative to an optimal functioning body, and a good night’s sleep is directly tied to key factors such as reaction time, mental alertness, muscular recovery and converting what you’ve recently learned into memory. This is why sleep is so important for sports men and women. I recently found an article explaining the lengths some NFL teams are going to in order to maximize their player’s performance. For teams that spend millions on sports science, recovery and rehab, I found it really interesting the lengths the teams go to, to improve performance on the field. Whether you are an elite sportsperson or just want to function at your best, this is great information to know. Continue reading to see what effect reduced sleep can have on your body and what to do about it.
For a lot of people the summer holidays are winding down and most of us will shortly be back at work. Holiday time often involves going to the beach, playing at parks with the kids or being out in the garden. A lot of these activities are done barefoot and this may be one reason why we feel so good when we are on holiday (apart from not having the stress of work hanging over us). Why could walking barefoot with the soles of the feet free to mesh with the surface of the earth make us feel good you may ask? Well the answer is a process called earthing or grounding. Continue reading to see what effects grounding can have on your health.
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