Staying fit is a priority for many people. You may think that going to the gym a few times a week or even participating in a hardcore military fitness boot camp means that you have it all covered. However, that is not necessarily the case. We all spend 8+ hours a day on the job,… Read More
4 Ways Boot Camp Workouts Improve Posture
Are you compensating for intense boot camp training with slumping, slouching, and other poor posture habits at home and at work? When you leave the training course, your body awareness and attention to your body mechanics shouldn’t remain behind. Even with an hour or two of routine exercise every day, poor posture habits can lead… Read More
Get Up & Stand Up!
Apparently, exercise is not enough toward off risks of sitting still for long periods. Researchers who tracked people over 45 found that those inactive for more than 12.4 minutes at a time had almost twice the risk of dying during the study period as those inactive for less than 7.7 minutes at a time. This… Read More
What is the Impact of Exercise Programmes among Helicopter Pilots with Transient LBP?
Research Paper Title Impact of exercise programs among helicopter pilots with transient LBP. Background Flight related low back pain (LBP) among helicopter pilots is frequent and may influence flight performance. Prolonged confined sitting during flights seems to weaken lumbar trunk (LT) muscles with associated secondary transient pain. Aim of the study was to investigate if… Read More
Physical Activity & Political Affiliation: Any Connection?
Research Paper Title Are “Armchair Socialists” Still Sitting? Cross Sectional Study of Political Affiliation and Physical Activity. Objective To examine the validity of the concept of left wing “armchair socialists” and whether they sit more and move less than their right wing and centrist counterparts. Design Secondary analysis of Eurobarometer data from 32 European countries.… Read More
Time Spent Sitting & Formal Exercise vs General Physical Activity
In the late 1950s Morris and Crawford (1958) published the results of a study that had discovered that heart disease was more common among bus drivers than bus conductors, and among clerical workers than postmen. This lead Morris and Crawford (1958, p.2) to the hypothesis that “men in physically active jobs have a lower incidence… Read More
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