Sitting Down: What’s the Problem?

There are many detrimental effects of sitting in addition to the physical inactivity itself, which has links to obesity, diabetes and so on. For example, when standing, the spine has a characteristic ‘s’ shape whereas sitting curves the spine into a ‘c’ shape, which compresses the discs between the vertebrae and can increase the risk… Read More

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The Origin of 10,000 Steps

The 10,000 steps per day challenge – championed by the NHS, 10,000 Steps Australia, and Steptember – has its origins in a 1960’s marketing campaign in Japan. In the run-up to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, a company came up with a device which they started marketing to the health-conscious. It was called a Manpo-Kei, which… Read More

The Dangers of Poor Posture & Military-style Exercises to Combat Them

Research suggests that the average person spends around 12 hours a day sitting. This ‘sitting disease’ maligns health and is a leading global risk factor to mortality. In fact, millions die prematurely because of physical inactivity. While you sit comfortably on your couch watching your favourite Netflix series every night, or lounging in your executive… Read More

Linking Nutritional Status, Weight Perception, & Weight Control Practices among Office Employees

Research Paper Title Nutritional status, weight perception and weight control practices among office employees in Sokoto, Nigeria. Background Overweight and obesity have become the fifth leading risk for global deaths. Office employees have been identified as a high risk group due to the sedentary nature of their work, and accurate weight perception is believed to… Read More