Health-E-News May 2015
empowering you to optimal health
Below is a picture of Clippers' Chiropractor giving Blake Griffin,
a Chiropractic adjustment after he hit the floor as a result of a foul.
Chiropractic has been helping athletes for years, in almost every sport.
15 Ways Exercise Makes You Look and Feel YoungerThe powers of a steady fitness routine are impressive: regular exercise can help you build stronger muscles, stave off chronic illnesses, and make your clothes fit a whole lot better. But there’s another benefit of physical activity that deserves a shout-out: the way even moderate amounts seem to shave years off your age, no matter how many birthdays you’ve actually celebrated. Of course, you can’t change your chronological age, but exercise can improve your health to the point where you look and feel younger than you are. Here are some of the top physical and mental effects a sweat session can have on your brain and body.
- Exercise gives you more vim and vigor
- Exercise keeps your skin soft and glowing
- Exercise improves your posture
- Exercise improves your flexibility
- Exercise boosts your mood
- Exercise helps you sleep soundly
- Exercise keeps your metabolism high
- Exercise slows cell aging
- Exercise relieves stress
- Exercise enhances your memory
Children Think Better On Their Feet
You've read the articles describing the dangers of sitting on adults. But how does sitting affect children?
A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. In fact, preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks, which equates to an extra seven minutes per hour of engaged instruction time.
Standing desks - also known as stand-biased desks - are raised desks that have stools nearby, enabling students to sit or stand during class at their discretion. Mark Benden, Ph.D., CPE, associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, who is an ergonomic engineer by trade, originally became interested in the desks as a means to reduce childhood obesity and relieve stress on spinal structures that may occur with traditional desks.
"Standing workstations reduce disruptive behavior problems and increase students' attention or academic behavioral engagement by providing students with a different method for completing academic tasks (like standing) that breaks up the monotony of seated work," Benden said.
"Considerable research indicates that academic behavioral engagement is the most important contributor to student achievement. Simply put, we think better on our feet than in our seat."
Stress eating helps, when they're these superfoods
When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. Indeed, some foods may help stabilize blood sugar or, better yet, your emotional response. Here are some foods to reach for when you've just about had enough.
- Green leafy vegetables
- Turkey breast
- Dark chocolate