Friday, January 11, 2019

DAILY HEALTH UPDATE: Friday, January 11th, 2019

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Mental Attitude: Loneliness Affects 3 Out of 4 Americans. Investigators surveyed 340 American adults and discovered that 76% of the participants exhibited serious signs of loneliness with 54% judged as moderately lonely and 22% classified as highly lonely.
International Psychogeriatrics, December 2018

Health Alert: Americans Are Getting Fatter, Not Taller. An analysis of available health data suggests that height measurements have remained relatively unchanged over the past twenty years, but weight, waist circumference, and
body mass index (BMI) have increased in recent decades. Dr. Mitchell Roslin, the chief of obesity surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City writes, “This data is scary, and from a societal standpoint… This is a true public health crisis and aggressive policies are needed to begin to counteract.”
National Health Statistics Report, December 2018

Diet: Avoid Stores with Snacks at the Checkout? According to a new study that involved 7,500 individuals, when common processed snack foods were unavailable at the check stand, shoppers were 76% less likely to seek out such items elsewhere in the store for purchase.
PLOS Medicine, December 2018

Exercise: Benefits of Exercising Outside. The American Council on Exercise reports that outdoor factors, such as wind resistance and uneven terrain, can help you burn more calories. Furthermore, studies have shown that people get a variety of psychological boosts, such as better mood, more energy, and less stress, from working up a sweat outdoors.
American Council on Exercise, December 2018

Chiropractic: Transitional Vertebra Linked to Low Back Pain. A lumbosacral transitional vertebra is an anomaly that occurs when part of the last lumbar vertebra fuses to the sacrum to some degree. In a recent study that involved 1,875 younger males with low back pain, researchers observed that 32% of the participants had a lumbosacral transitional vertebra and that the most common subtype of transitional vertebra was associated with both disk and facet degeneration.
La Radiologia Medica, December 2018

Wellness/Prevention: Lessen Growing Pains. Growing pains can occur as kids become more physically active and their muscles try to keep up. To help manage your child’s growing pains, the American Academy of Pediatrics
advises the following: take rests during athletic play; have your child participate in a variety of sports; which will help ensure that the same muscles won't be continually overstrained; give your child a warm bath before bedtime; when growing pains are bothersome, and gently massage your child's legs.
American Academy of Pediatrics, December 2018

Quote: “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
~ E. M. Forster

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This information should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice. Any and all health care concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a health care professional who is familiar with your updated medical history.

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