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  1. 'Text neck' is becoming an 'epidemic' and could wreck your spine

    The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it's 40 pounds, at 45 degrees it's 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees it's 60 pounds.

  2. Top 10 Tips For Fitting In Fitness When Traveling - FitFluential

    Sponsored by Courtyard Hotels As I worked in corporate sales, my job often required me to travel extensively and these are the practices I have somewhat perfected over years of experimentation. These principles, practices, tips and hacks are things that I have learned over the past 10-12 years being Road Warrior myself.

  3. Diastasis Recti: When the Abs Don’t Come Together

    Things your clients may split: a training session, with a friend their pants, while doing a deep squat their abdominal muscles Sometimes an unnatural divide can develop between the two sides of the rectus abdominis muscle bundles, a condition doctors call diastasis recti. It’s usually associated with pregnancy, but it can happen to me...

  4. 8 Ways to Add More Movement Throughout Your Day

    Finding time for a full workout can be tough, but fortunately you can get a lot of health benefits from short bouts of activity spread throughout your day. Here are 8 ways to add small bouts of physical activity to your day that can help you burn additional calories and improve your health.

  5. 8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

    This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "food poisoning." Original list found in Dr. Jayson Calton and Certified Nutritionist Mira Calton's new book, Rich Food, Poor Food .

  6. Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert

    Emeroy Bernardo enjoys spending time alone, meditating, exercising and working. When he goes out for dinner or drinks with friends, he sometimes quietly observes people's facial expressions and body language. Often when he's shopping or running errands, he ignores people he knows-pretending he doesn't see them-to avoid small talk.

  7. How Many Steps A Day Should You Really Walk?

    (Photo: SuperStock/Getty Images) By Jesse Singal If you pluck someone off the street, whether in New York or Wichita or Seattle or Sacramento, and ask them how many steps people should aim for per day in order to get enough physical activity, they'll probably tell you 10,000.

  8. Too many asymmetrical poses can create sacroiliac joint issues

    I must admit: before I started my viniyoga teacher training, I've never heard of sacrum issues. Sure, I knew what sacrum was, but my first teacher training program never talked about it, my students never complained about it, I haven't had any trouble myself.

  9. High intensity training helps ease arthritis pains

    Arthritis: it's a disease that sneaks up on you. Fingers and toes slowly but surely become stiff and painful. A nice morning stretch is no longer all it takes to get your body moving. Arthritis is a chronic illness that sinks its claws into your body, and causes inflammation in your joints.

  10. How Sleep Affects Your Weight and Performance

    Do you view sleep as unproductive time? The truth is sleep is as important for your health as what you choose to eat and the exercise you do. It's time to make a mental shift and view sleep as an investment in our health.

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