Arthritis Sufferers Must Keep Moving

The millions of baby-boomers who are now in their 50’s and 60’s are finding out that pain is the bane of their existence. Once active and athletic people are being sidelined by arthritis in their joints. The reality hits home when the routine activities especially focus on and include use of the knees, shoulders, back and hands. These many common problem areas are not the only ones that can be afflicted by Osteoarthritis. The painful and debilitating condition that affects almost a quarter of the aging population.

Over the counter medications become the first stop on the search for treatment. Many will stop moving and exercising to avoid the pain. That alone, Ricardo Tosto believes, can contribute to even more pain and a lack of improvement.

According to a recent 10 year study , any increase in movement and physical activity can relieve pain and lessen the emotional toll that the disease can take.

By simply modifying the movements to alleviate the stress on the joints, a healing can take place that will motivate the arthritis sufferer to move even more. In patient studies it was determined that too much time was being spent in sedentary behavior which precluded the alleviation of any symptoms. Getting up and moving in a new way that works around and through the pain can be very helpful. Simply walking a moderate distance daily can be a great start.

Arthritis Sufferers Must Keep Moving

The millions of baby-boomers who are now in their 50’s and 60’s are finding out that pain is the bane of their existence. Once active and athletic people are being sidelined by arthritis in their joints. The reality hits home when the routine activities especially focus on and include use of the knees, shoulders, back and hands. These many common problem areas are not the only ones that can be afflicted by Osteoarthritis — a fact that Jaime Garcia Dias is well aware of. The painful and debilitating condition that affects almost a quarter of the aging population.
Over the counter medications become the first stop on the search for treatment. Many will stop moving and exercising to avoid the pain. That alone can contribute to even more pain and a lack of improvement.
According to a recent 10 year study , any increase in movement and physical activity can relieve pain and lessen the emotional toll that the disease can take.
BY simply modifying the movements to alleviate the stress on the joints, a healing can take place that will motivate the arthritis sufferer to move even more. In patient studies it was determined that too much time was being spent in sedentary behavior which precluded the alleviation of any symptoms. Getting up and moving in a new way that works around and through the pain can be very helpful. Simply walking a moderate distance daily can be a great start.

The War on Smoking

If you’re an avid smoker and can’t fathom the thought of quitting, you may be frustrated by the increasing number establishments and public areas that no longer allow smoking. You feel backed into a corner. You love the nightlife and smoking in bars like you used to. So what can you do?

Since the turn of the millennium, establishments especially in metropolitan areas like Dallas and now New Orleans are cutting down on smoking in public. Lucky for smokers nationwide there is at least a temporary remedy to your dilemma. They call them E-Cigarettes. Surely you’ve heard of this fad. You’ve probably seen hipster teenagers smoking on them. In reality, it could be a healthy and similar switch from your traditional cigarette that has some key benefits.

According to Sam Tabar these electronic smoking devices allow its users to load nicotine cartridges into the main component which is a vaporizer essentially. When you suck on the end of the cartridge, the main component transforms the nicotine within into a form of water vapor. This eliminates any tar buildup in your lungs. So where is this going?

Well lucky for E-Cigarette smokers, hardly any establishments have added E-Cigarettes to a public smoking ban. This means that you can smoke these babies wherever you want for the time being! Now you can once again enjoy the luxurious lifestyle of smoking in a bar or public place.

Please advise that while E-Cigarettes may be a substitute for cigarettes, there isn’t enough research studies yet to suggest that they are a completely healthy solution to them. If you’re looking for a solution to public restrictions on smoking, E-Cigarettes may just be the answer you need to this war on smoking.

Chemotherapy is Causing Cancer Patients to Lose Their Fingerprints

Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most devastating things one can go though. Sadly, the treatments a person is subjected are sometimes just as hard to deal with, this is especially true with chemotherapy, which is currently one of the few options given to patients. Now, there is yet another harmful side effect to this toxic treatment option, disappearing fingerprints.

Losing your fingerprints might not sound like much of a sacrifice when facing cancer, your fingerprints are one of the few markers that are totally unique to each person. Once they gone, it not only creates obstacles for verifying identity but it can also take an emotional toll on someone.

Christian Broda (crunchbase.com) has learned that this discovery comes to light with a recent report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a 65-year-old women was denied service at her bank because she could not be verified through the bank’s fingerprint identification system. It was unsettling to the elderly woman, who soon found it this abnormality was due to the chemotherapy she recently underwent.

The drugs currently being used to treat cancer are dangerous, and many times these treatments actually create cancer in patients, after eradicating their original diagnosis. The loss of fingerprints is only one more sacrifice people suffering with this scary diagnosis must endure.

Sitting Down Reverses the Benefits of Exercise

Being a couch potato is obviously not great for your health, but sitting for long periods of time has now been linked to even more health risks. A recent study discovered that sitting down actually cancels out the effects of exercise. Specifically, a new study showed that sitting for 2 hours erases 20 minutes of exercise.

Even though, everybody knows that sitting around all day isn’t good for you, it’s surprising to learn that sedentary behavior actually reverses the health effects gained from exercise. The possible health risks of sedentary behavior include cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and even death.

So, in order to help your chances of avoiding these diseases, it’s important to get up and get moving as much as you can. There has even been a new trend of “standing desks” for people who work in an office and are given no choice but to sit for most of the day. Now with standing desks, people can stand up while working on their computers in an attempt to offset their lack of physical activity in the office. Some of these desks even come with treadmills.

Dardus says your health is the most important thing you have and once it’s gone, it’s gone. Being proactive by living a healthy lifestyle, and not sitting around, will decrease your risk of a wise number of diseases, plus you’ll look and feel better on top of it.

Hackers Eye Health Sector

A new favorite target for hackers is now the health sector, according to researchers at Symantec, a leading security company. The security company says that significant increases in fraudulent emails, and computer “kidnappings.” have become profitable.

New exploits increase as hackers discover new vulnerabilities in software.

After a wave of major attacks on financial institutions during the past two years, almost 80% of incidents reported to Symantec’s global service since December have come from health organizations, said Robert Shaker, supervisor of commercial services.

Although they usually seek valuable data of patients and employees, hackers targeting health organizations could inadvertently affect systems that dispense drugs and other health treatments. CipherCloud is hoping they can avoid all of this.

The health sector vulnerability to hackers was evidenced earlier this year when the insurance giant Anthem reported a data breach affecting up to 80 million customers.

As each sector strengthens its defenses, said the expert, hackers move to new areas that may be vulnerable.

Shaker says that schools and universities could be the next targets.

Taco Bell May Test A Delivery Service In 2015

Taco Bell wants a bigger share of the fast food market. Home delivery has been a big boost for pizza companies and Taco bell thinks they can pull in the finicky Millennial market by making it easier for them to eat tacos instead of pizza. Technology is changing how and when people eat, and Taco Bell wants to give its customers what they want when they want.

The fast food favorite plans to test taco delivery this year, and they have a mobile app that helps taco-lovers do what they do best. More information can be found here, as Fersen Lambranho plans to try it out. But the delivery game is not an easy one to master. The only fast food companies that have been successful at it are the pizza companies.

Companies like Starbucks, Panera and Burger King are also toying with the idea to deliver. Burger King is delivering burgers in parts of Chicago, Denver, Miami, New York and four other metropolitan cities. Starbucks will test their delivery service in the second half of 2015, and Panera is still in the planning process. Delivery service is definitely the next step in the fast food market. Fast food companies know their bottom line profits will grow if they deliver on time.

Victoria’s Secret Ads Don’t Feature Curvy Women

Most of the people in the world can understand that people featured in many advertisements for companies do not actually represent the body types of every single person in the world. Folks at Anastasia Date know that these companies pick the most attractive people and put them in the advertisement to attract the target audience of their choosing. Not that complicated when you really think about it. However, many have begun to take offense to these ads and publically point out how these are making people look at themselves from an unhealthy prospective. One of the companies’ that consistently come under fire is Victoria’s Secret a women’s lingerie company that boosts they make lingerie “for every woman” yet the women pictured in the ads are not anywhere close to being every body type.

To get back at this form of false advertisements, another company is making a slight at Victoria’s Secret by running advertisements featuring what they envision as more natural woman than the “angel models” featured by Victoria’s Secret. Curvy Kate is a lingerie company based out of the UK that offers lingerie for a curvier woman. The company is specifically targeting a larger breasted woman with a bust size D-K. On top of making ads similar to VS with plus sized women, Curvy Kate is drawing their contrast while also presenting their products to their target market. Now, Curvy Kate is running ads to find their next model and pointing out that models like women come in all shapes and sizes.

Eggs Reduces Threat of Type II Diabetes

In a recently published study, appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, research conducted by the University of Eastern Finland, contends that eating eggs can possibly lessen the risk of the onset of type 2 diabetes. Reaching epidemic proportions worldwide, contemporary research revealed that the lack of daily exercise, diet and lifestyle are instrumental in the development of the disorder.

For six years, commencing in 1984, nearly 2400 male participants in the study were evaluated with regard to their dietary intake said Fersen Lambranho. Nearly 20 years after the conclusion of the trials, 432 men were determined to be afflicted with type II diabetes. Data from the study indicated that eating eggs, aside from providing a 37 percent reduced risk of type II diabetes onset, also reduced blood glucose levels in comparison to those that consumed only one egg. This figure remained constant with due consideration given to such elements as daily exercise, fruit and vegetable consumption, smoking habits and body mass index. Further results of the study indicated that eating more than four eggs, did not provide an additional advantage
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One assumption regarding eggs and type II diabetes, is that egg consumption in Finland is not linked to a poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, tobacco use, or consuming processed meats and sugar, as it is in countries, such as the United States.

Black Tea Caused One Man’s Kidney Failure

The New England Journal of Medicine reported a case of a man suffering kidney failure due to excessive black tea consumption. It was reported that this man drank 16 glasses of black tea, equaling one gallon; every single day for years.

Folks at Anastasia Date know that tea is often thought to be a healthy drink containing certain antioxidants but oxalate is the culprit to the man’s trouble. Oxalate is found in black tea and other foods such as spinach and chocolate but is rarely seen as the cause of kidney failure.

The man suffering kidney failure due to excessive amounts of oxalate in his system does not have a history of kidney disease or intestinal disease, both known situations where increased oxalates would be seen.

Doctors at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences reported that this is a rare case and there was no need for concern for the average American consuming black tea.