With longer working hours involving our computers, we get metaphorically tied to our chairs for the better amount of the day. While there is no harm in working long hours if you are taking regular breaks, there is considerable harm if you sit slumped or with a bent back i.e. with a bad posture.
Sitting with your back bent and neck jutting out, is going to do nothing but leave you with a bad posture and back ache. Bad posture puts pressure on your spinal cord which causes the back and shoulder pain, meaning the more you slump in your chair or bend your back while sitting, the worse the pain in your back! Now add an unhealthy diet, lack of proper activity or exercise and a generally unhealthy lifestyle and what you have is a painful back which refuses to take leave and causes serious injury in some cases.
But all is not lost! Back ache can be taken care of with an improvement in one's posture by walking and sitting with your back upright and straight. along with some exercises and asanas to strengthen the back muscles.
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With India close to becoming the number one destination for heart diseases, now even young Indians are falling prey to heart diseases. Longer working hours, unhealthy eating habits and major lifestyle changes are leading us towards the ominous position of being the only nation in the entire world which will contribute for about 60% of all heart diseases patients by the year 2015!
In a study conducted by Merwin Hosptial, Hyderabad it has been found that 50% Indians suffer from their first heart attack before the age of 50 and 25% suffer from their first heart attack by the age of 40! So what really are the reasons for these alarming figures and heart diseases affecting the younger population of India?
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Do you belong to the majority of people who think that bone diseases will affect only the old people? Don’t worry; there are a lot of others, who think the same! But you might be shocked to find that doctors are now warning against bone diseases such as Osteoporosis affecting even the young.
Indian women as young as 20 years old are being affected by the disease today, primarily due to their sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets which lack sorely in calcium. Calcium is needed by the body to maintain healthy bones, and also to prevent bone diseases such as brittle bones and osteoporosis. A recent study conducted by Hinduja Hospital, has found that women with a low BMI (body mass index) are more prone to suffering from Osteoporosis, especially after menopause!
Many women are clueless about the disease and often discover that they are suffering from it, when they visit the doctor with a fractured arm or leg!
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