De-Mystifying Weight Loss... It's Information you just can't miss!

SATURDAY MAY 5th 12PM AT THE

JOHN C HART LIBRARY, Shrub Oak …

 

DE-MYSTIFYING WEIGHT LOSS

 

The silent epidemic affecting 1 in 2 Americans and 1 in 3 children is now called ‘DIABESITY’

 

 This image was found here: https://experiencelife.com/article/united-states-of-diabesity/

This image was found here: https://experiencelife.com/article/united-states-of-diabesity/

Have you ever wondered why eating less

and exercising more doesn’t always work?  

Are you frustrated by the confusion of

not losing weight and/or keeping it off? 

Are you always tired, sick, and in pain?

 

Join us for a foundational seminar on the weight loss dilemma and how to overcome it.

 

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We will cover: auto-immune dysfunction . pre-diabetes . obesity . diabetes

 

We will address key issues including:  candida .  thyroid . metabolism . metabolic syndrome . the hypothalamus . hormone Imbalance

  Dr. Berardis | (914) 962-1234 | 3671 Old Yorktown Rd. Shrub Oak, NY 10588

 

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Are you springing into spring?

or have you lost your sprung?

Not to make light of any health any health ailment you may be facing, surely, I take concerns very seriously. 

Shouldn't we start feeling more energetic as the seasons warm up? Shouldn't we have a little more energy when the sun feels closer, a little brighter, and the day is a little longer?  What does this have to do with Chiropractic, Dr. Mike? 

Everything. 

The way we percieve and experience the world around us happens through our nervous system. Before the thought crosses in your mind that I might take the spine and nervous system a little too far, let me remind you...

Your sight happens through cranial nerve 2 and 3, you smell roses, fresh cut grass, through cranial nerve 1, you feel the warmth on your face through cranial nerve 5, and you smile with cranial nerve 7. 

What I have the priveledge of doing when I'm in the office is making sure that the system that works within you has the greatest expresion possible.  I'm not just here for the back pain and neck pain cases. Don't get me wrong, chiropractic can help those too. What I'm here for is your experience of your world.  And what a priviledge it is!

Don't hestiate to give our office a call and scheudle your first, next, or a friend/family members visit. 

Why bring a "healthy" child to the Chiropractor?

You might be wondering why you'd bring a "healthy" child to the chiropractor?  It's a common question we've heard. Here's the good news! We know how to answer it! 

Gray's Anatomy textbook page 4 states, "The nervous system controls and coordinates the human body." For this reason, we want to make sure it's ALWAYS working at it's best! If you're wondering how to know if it is, don't worry, that's what we analyze and what we're trained to correct. You might become aware that the nervous system isn't working as well as it could be when you notice that you're "healthy" child isn't as "healthy" as they could be, maybe it's a colicky baby with insomnia, maybe it's a two year old with ear infections (whether chronic or not), maybe it's a six year old that still wets the bed, maybe it's a 13 year old with asthma. Maybe your hope is that your child is the healthiest child possible. Maybe you'd like the ability to give them greater opportunity to maintain health and wellness. Maybe you'd like to give them the advantage in fighting off illness, infection or thinking more clearly.  

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A clear nervous system surrounded by a structurally sound spine is the way to achieve this. Whether it's trauma from the birth process or slips, falls (learning to walk), bike riding accidents, your child is likely to lose their natural alignment in these circumstances. There is research that confirms this to be true!  This site quotes Dr. Abraham Towbin best, “The birth process … is potentially a traumatic, crippling event … mechanical stress imposed by obstetrical manipulation-even the application of standard orthodox procedures may prove intolerable to the fetus … most signs of neonatal injury observed in the delivery room are neurological.”

What if we leave these neurological insults without correction? Is it possible that we have continued to see a downward trend in the health of our nations children because we have left this uncorrected?

It's easy to click around google and find several images which depict the amazing benefits of care for children! Please, check it out and call us when you consider you're child's health and wellbeing!

Why are we a “Chronic Disease” Nation?

In the United States today, we face an epidemic of chronic health conditions - from high blood pressure to diabetes. Despite rampant prescription of pharmaceuticals to treat these conditions, we continue to see numbers of chronic health cases rise.

Two large factors contribute to this trend:

✔️over-prescription of pharmaceuticals to manage symptoms instead of treating the cause
✔️lack of preventative health care to catch these conditions before they become a full-blown issue.
✔️Not only does this cost people thousands of dollars in doctor’s visits and prescriptions, but many of the pharmaceuticals carry their own adverse side effects. More drugs are prescribed to treat these side effects and the cycle continues.

Through prevention, many of these symptoms, conditions, and side effects could be avoided. However, while our current healthcare system is extremely skilled in crisis care, it lacks in preventing the long-term illnesses that plague the population today.

🙌AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION TO MANAGING LONG-TERM HEALTH🙌
Many Americans are pushing back on the over-prescription of drugs and are seeking alternative forms of medicine to manage their long-term health. Many looking for more natural ways to care for their health have turned to upper cervical care.

The body has an innate ability - the innate ability  to heal itself. Our bodies naturally know how to function efficiently – and want to do just that – but that requires proper communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

By ensuring there are no roadblocks in the communication pathway, upper cervical care allows the body to function the way it was made to function. Ultimately, this can lead to almost-immediate relief of minor symptoms and improved long-term overall health.

👉Here’s a clip of me explaining Chiropractic care as it relates to arthritis: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CXn1oSZ29uY

Spend time doing a little research and you’ll find that we have a “Chronic Disease Day” and 81 million Americans are projected to have a chronic illness by 2020. Let that sink in. That’s enough people to fill an average sized baseball stadium 1,620 times. 

We are doing something different here, please don’t get stuck in the trend, celebrating a fake holiday due to a possibly preventable condition. 

A Valentines Day Consideration...

Valentine’s Day is here, and it is a day to shower your significant other with love and affection. We do this through anything from grand romantic gestures to cards, candy, and flowers. Millions of dollars are spent on this day alone throughout the United States. Well, this year we challenge you to show an equal amount of love to your spine with these suggestions:

  • Sit with Proper Posture. Sitting is usually a thoughtless task, but poor posture puts an immense amount of strain on the lower back. Be aware of how you are sitting, and try to sit with your shoulders back and spine straight. Ensure that your body weight is evenly distributed on both hips and that your knees are at a right angle with your feet flat on the floor. This minimizes the strain on your lower back muscles.
  • Sleep with Proper Posture. Proper posture isn't limited to sitting and standing! When you are asleep, the body uses this time to recuperate and recharge itself from the busy day you had. Sleeping with proper posture will maximize you body's ability to charge itself back up. Try to avoid sleeping on your stomach, as this can cause strain to your neck and spine. Support pillows for your lower back and neck wile help promote proper posture.
  • Increase your Core Strength. A strong core can help removes some stress from your back. The Mayo Clinic offers a great list of exercises you can start doing to strengthen your core muscles.
  • Weight Control. A few extra pounds may not seem like much, but they can lead to a whole lot of distress on your spine. By managing your weight, you can help your spine support your body with less strain.
  • Stretch. Starting off the day with a few minutes of stretching will have you off to a great start! It's also important to stretch before exercising, which is good for warming up your muscles to prevent sports-related injuries. Stretching your back is also helpful in soothing and managing back pain. 

Don't forget to how your back some love by scheduling an appointment with us. We'd be happy to provide you with more tips on how to love your back, just give us a call!

We found this blog here: http://www.healthylifechiropractic.com/blog/love-your-spine
We loved it so much we thought we'd share it with you. Please don't hesitate to check them out! 

Educated Pregnant Women Find Chiropractic Care Effective!

A study was taken with 343 pregnant women. Seventy-five percent of the women were educated,  having obtained a 2-year associates degree or higher.  Some of the women who participated in the study were in their first pregnancy and they had to have had their first chiropractic visit completed.  The study reported that they had "increasingly high satisfaction with their care". They completed an average of 23 visits. 

What you might find most valuable:
Fatigue was reduced
Pain was reduced and there was a significant decrease in pain interference with their pregnancy
Improvement in their social relationships was reported

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that any pregnant female you know and love would be thrilled to have the same results. Please, don't hesitate to let them know that I'm a Chiropractor that cares for pregnant women.

Reference: http://www.chiro.org/pediatrics/ABSTRACTS/The_Use_of_the_Patient_Reported.shtml

My lifestyle is the problem, not only a fad diet.

That’s a bold statement.

You might be thinking, “Hey, what gives? I’ve lost 25lbs by eating no carbs, tuna, and boiled eggs!  [As an aside, this is just as an example, this isn’t pointed at any one specific person nor diet.] You can’t tell me that it doesn’t work!” Oh, but I can and the reason why is hidden in the definition of “Fad”.  Fad: an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object’s qualities”.  

Let’s break it down: short-lived. What happens when we get sick of “no carbs, tuna, and boiled eggs”?  How does our body handle the addition of “regular” foods back on our plate? If our typical or normal eating habits are what got us to the point of looking for a quick-fix-fad-diet, to begin with, they most likely aren’t helping us reach our – dare I say – healthy weight dreams?

Without basis in the object’s qualities. WHAT? Let’s say object = person and quality=characteristic.  We can break it down like this, a fad is not rooted in the same characteristics that a person naturally displays. Still confused? Don’t worry, here’s another way to say it, It is outside of my character. I do not normally eat only tuna and boiled eggs. I normally eat, without consideration for the portion size, pizza, bagels, and macaroni and cheese (As an aside, this is just as an example, this isn’t pointed at any one specific person, again.) The stick-to-it-self-control-willing-to-exercise-make-different-food-choices-for-the-long-haul-character required, I just don’t yet have, but I can.

Enter motivational quote, at the right time (end of a year, beginning of a new one), here. Some thin women or muscular man sweating for some reason is all the motivation I need to start a Fad diet and a quick exercise routine.

What about a lifestyle change?

Again, you might be thinking, “I hear you, but what does this have to do with Chiropractic and what does a lifestyle change mean?”

It’s important to understand that a lifestyle change is just that, a lifestyle change. It takes a lifetime to create a lifestyle, therefore, it takes time to create a change, please don’t let that stop you. In whatever direction you know your health needs to go, start there. If its portion control with carbohydrates, start slowly decreasing your weekly intake. You could even use an app to help track it. My fitness pal is free. I’m not promoting them specifically, there are plenty to choose from. If you know you need to exercise, add a 15 min. walk in daily. Do small things every day to create a lasting habitual change.

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MOST importantly and I MEAN MOST…. Don’t do it without a spine and nervous system that’s fully functioning. Even when you are decreasing your carb intake, it won’t matter if the system in your body that needs to break down your food into nutrition, properly store it, and properly get rid of waste doesn’t work. When you start exercising and strengthening your body, what happens if you strengthen your body in the wrong position? What if that position is affecting your body’s ability to communicate across its nervous system highway? What if that position is why there’s shooting pain down your leg today and affecting your muscle mass tomorrow?  What if you have headaches due to light sensitivity and getting outside to exercise in the first place is a challenge? I dare you to start the New Year off right. I dare you to make the hard choices. I dare you to start “New” not with a resolution to “lose weight” but a resolution to make a lifestyle change… a permanent, life-giving, character building, foundational change. Start with chiropractic and see where it takes you… I’m looking forward to your growth and change, of course, only if you want it.  If you don’t know me, and you’d like to, don’t hesitate to contact the office. 

P.S. The image says three habits to promote a happy and healthy spine. We're here to tell you it works both ways. A healthy body by way of a healthy lifestyle keeps the spine and nervous system as healthy as it can be. A healthy spine and nervous system keeps the body as happy and healthy as it can be. 

Copy write: I found that image on a Chiro’s site. Feel free to check it out, but don’t leave us for too long.
I googled the definition of Fad, I wouldn’t google the “without basis in the object’s qualities” because it took me down an existential rabbit trail that, well, maybe you’d enjoy, but I didn’t. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before the season begins and gets hectic, let's take a moment to pause, reflect, and review the year past (hopefully a great one) and look forward to a year ahead (definitely, one that'll be great)... and read an inviting Christmas Poem. The author is unknown. I found it here.                                           
                                               T’was the day before Christmas,

but there was no cheer.
No jingle bells jingled, no sound of reindeer.
The word had gone out that Santa was sick.
There would be no visit from jolly St. Nick.

The people were sad; no gaiety sounded.
For Christmas had come,

but Santa was grounded.
He drove down the road,

and what should he see?
But a sign for a doctor, who was a D.C.

Now Santa was not one to like a new tactic,
But all else had failed, so he tried Chiropractic.
He entered the office and saw at a glance,
in a place such as this, illness hasn’t a chance.

The office staff smiled, the music was sappy,
with all of the patients contented and happy.
In a very short time, to judge by the clock,
he was in the adjusting room, talking to Doc.

It must be the hurry, the tension and all,
I simply can’t seem to get on the ball.
Life used to be easy;

just kids, toys and whistles,
now I dodge smog, spaceships and missiles.

And Doc, take a look at the size of this pack!
Have you any idea what it does to my back?
Poor Santa was miserable and just barely able,
with the help of the Doctor, to get on the table.

The Doctor was gentle;

without a fuss or a tussle
he examined the vertebrae

and relaxed every muscle.
He spotted trouble and then with a click,
started aligning the spine of old St. Nick.

Santa felt aches and pains slipping away
and in no time at all he began to feel gay.(really?)
The air was a tingle with new fallen snow
and a healthy Kris Kringle was rarin’ to go.

As he went out the door, he threw them a kiss;
why, it had been centuries

since he felt good as this!
Then once more he shouldered

the bag full of toys,
his heart overflowing with true Christmas joys.

It might not be the day before Christmas, but some of us, admittedly, are feeling the stress of the upcoming holiday.  While we are unwilling to neglect the shopping, the food preparation, and the beautiful gift wrapping, we must remember that our spine, the one we were born with that carries us through this Holiday and the next, must not be neglected.  What does that even mean? Stress, whether it's physical, mental, or emotional can impact the way the nervous system functions. Ever feel "tension" in your shoulders, smell something and get a "headache" instantly, hear unexpected news and "feel sick to your stomach"? Three different symptoms or feelings, yet one nervous system to take care of them, or not. 

Please, Remember your appointments, remember our bright faces ready to greet you, and remember our mission: To promote optimal health. We mean all year around. 

Merry Christmas! Have a safe and happy holiday.

 

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Does Posture Matter?

For as long as I can remember, I was told to  sit up straight and quit slouching by the adults in my life. I don't remember them saying WHY . Let's talk about why posture is so important for just a moment. First,  “Deviations in the body’s center of gravity caused poor posture, which resulted in intestinal problems, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, poor health, decreased quality of life, and a shortened lifespan. (1) 

Are you telling me that poor posture will diminish the quality of my life even down to how strong my bones are?   Check out the photo below.

Yes, Yes I am. 

Woodstock family chiropractic wrote about how depression and energy are affected and improved by postural changes and we agree! This is what they shared, "In the journal Biofeedback, a study found that simply choosing to alter body posture to a more upright position can improve mood and energy levels. The subjects walked down a hallway in a slouched position and then skipped down the hallway. The whole group reported slouched walking decreased energy levels while skipping increased energy. The participants were also asked to rate their general depression levels. Those generally more depressed noted far lower energy levels after slouched walking than those who were generally not experiencing depression."

Have you ever experienced anything of the symptoms of depression,  low energy,  intestinal problems, osteoporosis, including but not limited to a poor quality of health?

Can Chiropractic help with poor posture? 
Absolutely! This is really a chicken and egg conversation!? Posture is a window to the spine and nervous system as much as a malfunctioning spine and nervous system will be expressed in poor posture.  Whether it's the cause or the effect, it's our job to correct any areas of the spine that are mechanically challenged. These areas, as you may have been told, are where there is potential decreased nerve function. 

Please stop slouching and make sure your spine is taken care of! 

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(1)”Freeman JT., Posture in the Aging and Aged Body, JAMA 1957; 165(7), pp 843-846 JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)

Stand up! Take Notice!

Research has taken aim at sitting, calling it a health hazard when done excessively, such as in the workplace. But when University of Toronto researchers analyzed data from government healthcare records, it was found that individuals who mainly stood while on the job had the highest risk of problems. Including such occupations as cashiers and machine operators, they found a higher rate of cardiovascular disease in those who mainly stand at their jobs.

"There are things like blood pooling in your legs, the venous return, the pressure on your body to pump blood back up to your heart from your legs, and that can increase your oxidated stress which can increase your risk of heart disease,” says Peter Smith, associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

Because experts put a lifestyle of sitting too much in the bull’s eye of health risks, many people who instituted changes made themselves a target once again by an increase in standing.

The American Journal of Epidemiology has an article saying we’ve ignored the hazards of standing because research has been laser focused on the health risks of sitting. The article goes even further, casting doubt on studies linking sedentary occupations with heart disease. Research out of England, Scotland and Denmark report no relationship between the two, it says.

By contrast, an extended period of standing affects the cardiovascular system, and in some cases creates musculoskeletal pain also. They collected data on occupations that included mostly:

·         Sitting

·         Standing and/or walking

·         Combinations of sitting, standing, and walking

·         Other postures, such as bending, stooping, kneeling, and crouching

The study found no elevated incidence of heart disease in any of the groups except those with excessive standing. Types of employment they classified in that group were retail sales clerks, customer service representatives, financial services, machine operators, cooks, and food and beverage servers.

“Occupations that involve primarily standing represent an important, but often overlooked, cardiovascular risk factor, one that is independent of other health, (socio-demographic), and labor-market characteristics,” the article concludes. “Efforts targeted toward reducing occupational standing should be considered.”

Broken Arrow

If you’re already experiencing pain as a result of poor posture positioning at work, take aim at solving the problem -- stat. It may include helping your superiors understand the importance of making changes, and new research can provide you with the ammunition you need.

Looking at factors affecting the prognosis for patients with musculoskeletal pain, an analysis in the British Journal of General Practice says that individuals who wait to be treated are making symptoms harder to eliminate. Research from primary doctors shows that the intensity, duration and previous bouts of musculoskeletal pain affect the outcome.

They studied data from patients with musculoskeletal pain involving a wide range of origin with the aim of understanding those at greater risk of a poor outcome and, thus, offering more accurate prognoses.

“The likelihood of future episodes is higher in those with a previous history of attacks, and the longer pain and disability are established, the more likely they are to persist,” it says.

That means it’s time to move -- in more ways than one. If you stand too much at your job, it requires a conversation with the boss. But for treating the damage already done, you want to consult with a chiropractor.

A chiropractic practitioner can offer you postural and exercise education to minimize the symptoms from excessive standing, which may give you some firing power when confronting your superiors. (It’s possible the suits at work could use some ergonomic training, as well!)

Manipulative therapies applying pressure to areas of the spine associated with your pain can effectively reduce the suffering you experience from long periods spent in one postural position. And patients who receive spinal adjustments on a regular basis have a lower chance of locking in chronic pain patterns that can impede the healing process.

Clearly, more research is needed about health hazards of various occupational posturing -- standing, in particular. It would enable employees to become aware if their job requirements are causing physical harm and make some changes, if necessary. And more data means they’re less likely to miss the mark.

There’s new research about your health that may affect what you do at your job. You’d better sit down.

According to an article by the Canadian television network CBC, standing too much can cause health problems you may not be aware of.

Moving Target

Research has taken aim at sitting, calling it a health hazard when done excessively, such as in the workplace. But when University of Toronto researchers analyzed data from government healthcare records, it was found that individuals who mainly stood while on the job had the highest risk of problems. Including such occupations as cashiers and machine operators, they found a higher rate of cardiovascular disease in those who mainly stand at their jobs.

"There are things like blood pooling in your legs, the venous return, the pressure on your body to pump blood back up to your heart from your legs, and that can increase your oxidated stress which can increase your risk of heart disease,” says Peter Smith, associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

Because experts put a lifestyle of sitting too much in the bull’s eye of health risks, many people who instituted changes made themselves a target once again by an increase in standing.

The American Journal of Epidemiology has an article saying we’ve ignored the hazards of standingbecause research has been laser focused on the health risks of sitting. The article goes even further, casting doubt on studies linking sedentary occupations with heart disease. Research out of England, Scotland and Denmark report no relationship between the two, it says.

By contrast, an extended period of standing affects the cardiovascular system, and in some cases creates musculoskeletal pain also. They collected data on occupations that included mostly:

·         Sitting

·         Standing and/or walking

·         Combinations of sitting, standing, and walking

·         Other postures, such as bending, stooping, kneeling, and crouching

The study found no elevated incidence of heart disease in any of the groups except those with excessive standing. Types of employment they classified in that group were retail sales clerks, customer service representatives, financial services, machine operators, cooks, and food and beverage servers.

“Occupations that involve primarily standing represent an important, but often overlooked, cardiovascular risk factor, one that is independent of other health, (socio-demographic), and labor-market characteristics,” the article concludes. “Efforts targeted toward reducing occupational standing should be considered.”

Broken Arrow

If you’re already experiencing pain as a result of poor posture positioning at work, take aim at solving the problem -- stat. It may include helping your superiors understand the importance of making changes, and new research can provide you with the ammunition you need.

Looking at factors affecting the prognosis for patients with musculoskeletal pain, an analysis in the British Journal of General Practice says that individuals who wait to be treated are making symptoms harder to eliminate. Research from primary doctors shows that the intensity, duration and previous bouts of musculoskeletal pain affect the outcome.

They studied data from patients with musculoskeletal pain involving a wide range of origin with the aim of understanding those at greater risk of a poor outcome and, thus, offering more accurate prognoses.

“The likelihood of future episodes is higher in those with a previous history of attacks, and the longer pain and disability are established, the more likely they are to persist,” it says.

That means it’s time to move -- in more ways than one. If you stand too much at your job, it requires a conversation with the boss. But for treating the damage already done, you want to consult with a chiropractor.

A chiropractic practitioner can offer you postural and exercise education to minimize the symptoms from excessive standing, which may give you some firing power when confronting your superiors. (It’s possible the suits at work could use some ergonomic training, as well!)

Manipulative therapies applying pressure to areas of the spine associated with your pain can effectively reduce the suffering you experience from long periods spent in one postural position. And patients who receive spinal adjustments on a regular basis have a lower chance of locking in chronic pain patterns that can impede the healing process.

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Research has taken aim at sitting, calling it a health hazard when done excessively, such as in the workplace. But when University of Toronto researchers analyzed data from government healthcare records, it was found that individuals who mainly stood while on the job had the highest risk of problems. Including such occupations as cashiers and machine operators, they found a higher rate of cardiovascular disease in those who mainly stand at their jobs.

"There are things like blood pooling in your legs, the venous return, the pressure on your body to pump blood back up to your heart from your legs, and that can increase your oxidated stress which can increase your risk of heart disease,” says Peter Smith, associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

Because experts put a lifestyle of sitting too much in the bull’s eye of health risks, many people who instituted changes made themselves a target once again by an increase in standing.

The American Journal of Epidemiology has an article saying we’ve ignored the hazards of standing because research has been laser focused on the health risks of sitting. The article goes even further, casting doubt on studies linking sedentary occupations with heart disease. Research out of England, Scotland and Denmark report no relationship between the two, it says.

By contrast, an extended period of standing affects the cardiovascular system, and in some cases creates musculoskeletal pain also. They collected data on occupations that included mostly:

·         Sitting

·         Standing and/or walking

·         Combinations of sitting, standing, and walking

·         Other postures, such as bending, stooping, kneeling, and crouching

The study found no elevated incidence of heart disease in any of the groups except those with excessive standing. Types of employment they classified in that group were retail sales clerks, customer service representatives, financial services, machine operators, cooks, and food and beverage servers.

“Occupations that involve primarily standing represent an important, but often overlooked, cardiovascular risk factor, one that is independent of other health, (socio-demographic), and labor-market characteristics,” the article concludes. “Efforts targeted toward reducing occupational standing should be considered.”

Broken Arrow

If you’re already experiencing pain as a result of poor posture positioning at work, take aim at solving the problem -- stat. It may include helping your superiors understand the importance of making changes, and new research can provide you with the ammunition you need.

Looking at factors affecting the prognosis for patients with musculoskeletal pain, an analysis in the British Journal of General Practice says that individuals who wait to be treated are making symptoms harder to eliminate. Research from primary doctors shows that the intensity, duration and previous bouts of musculoskeletal pain affect the outcome.

They studied data from patients with musculoskeletal pain involving a wide range of origin with the aim of understanding those at greater risk of a poor outcome and, thus, offering more accurate prognoses.

“The likelihood of future episodes is higher in those with a previous history of attacks, and the longer pain and disability are established, the more likely they are to persist,” it says.

That means it’s time to move -- in more ways than one. If you stand too much at your job, it requires a conversation with the boss. But for treating the damage already done, you want to consult with a chiropractor.

A chiropractic practitioner can offer you postural and exercise education to minimize the symptoms from excessive standing, which may give you some firing power when confronting your superiors. (It’s possible the suits at work could use some ergonomic training, as well!)

Manipulative therapies applying pressure to areas of the spine associated with your pain can effectively reduce the suffering you experience from long periods spent in one postural position. And patients who receive spinal adjustments on a regular basis have a lower chance of locking in chronic pain patterns that can impede the healing process.

Clearly, more research is needed about health hazards of various occupational posturing -- standing, in particular. It would enable employees to become aware if their job requirements are causing physical harm and make some changes, if necessary. And more data means they’re less likely to miss the mark.

There’s new research about your health that may affect what you do at your job. You’d better sit down.

According to an article by the Canadian television network CBC, standing too much can cause health problems you may not be aware of.

Moving Target

Research has taken aim at sitting, calling it a health hazard when done excessively, such as in the workplace. But when University of Toronto researchers analyzed data from government healthcare records, it was found that individuals who mainly stood while on the job had the highest risk of problems. Including such occupations as cashiers and machine operators, they found a higher rate of cardiovascular disease in those who mainly stand at their jobs.

"There are things like blood pooling in your legs, the venous return, the pressure on your body to pump blood back up to your heart from your legs, and that can increase your oxidated stress which can increase your risk of heart disease,” says Peter Smith, associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

Because experts put a lifestyle of sitting too much in the bull’s eye of health risks, many people who instituted changes made themselves a target once again by an increase in standing.

The American Journal of Epidemiology has an article saying we’ve ignored the hazards of standingbecause research has been laser focused on the health risks of sitting. The article goes even further, casting doubt on studies linking sedentary occupations with heart disease. Research out of England, Scotland and Denmark report no relationship between the two, it says.

By contrast, an extended period of standing affects the cardiovascular system, and in some cases creates musculoskeletal pain also. They collected data on occupations that included mostly:

·         Sitting

·         Standing and/or walking

·         Combinations of sitting, standing, and walking

·         Other postures, such as bending, stooping, kneeling, and crouching

The study found no elevated incidence of heart disease in any of the groups except those with excessive standing. Types of employment they classified in that group were retail sales clerks, customer service representatives, financial services, machine operators, cooks, and food and beverage servers.

“Occupations that involve primarily standing represent an important, but often overlooked, cardiovascular risk factor, one that is independent of other health, (socio-demographic), and labor-market characteristics,” the article concludes. “Efforts targeted toward reducing occupational standing should be considered.”

Broken Arrow

If you’re already experiencing pain as a result of poor posture positioning at work, take aim at solving the problem -- stat. It may include helping your superiors understand the importance of making changes, and new research can provide you with the ammunition you need.

Looking at factors affecting the prognosis for patients with musculoskeletal pain, an analysis in the British Journal of General Practice says that individuals who wait to be treated are making symptoms harder to eliminate. Research from primary doctors shows that the intensity, duration and previous bouts of musculoskeletal pain affect the outcome.

They studied data from patients with musculoskeletal pain involving a wide range of origin with the aim of understanding those at greater risk of a poor outcome and, thus, offering more accurate prognoses.

“The likelihood of future episodes is higher in those with a previous history of attacks, and the longer pain and disability are established, the more likely they are to persist,” it says.

That means it’s time to move -- in more ways than one. If you stand too much at your job, it requires a conversation with the boss. But for treating the damage already done, you want to consult with a chiropractor.

A chiropractic practitioner can offer you postural and exercise education to minimize the symptoms from excessive standing, which may give you some firing power when confronting your superiors. (It’s possible the suits at work could use some ergonomic training, as well!)

Manipulative therapies applying pressure to areas of the spine associated with your pain can effectively reduce the suffering you experience from long periods spent in one postural position. And patients who receive spinal adjustments on a regular basis have a lower chance of locking in chronic pain patterns that can impede the healing process.

Clearly, more research is needed about health hazards of various occupational posturing -- standing, in particular. It would enable employees to become aware if their job requirements are causing physical harm and make some changes, if necessary. And more data means they’re less likely to miss the mark. 

This information and more can be found at: https://www.thejoint.com/2017/11/06/stand-and-take-notice-sitting-may-not-be-your-biggest-health-problem