Your body is made up of between 65 to 75 percent water so a 140 pound/64 kilogram person’s body contains around 42 to 48 liters of water! It’s no wonder then that virtually every nutritional expert places a high value on hydration, re-hydration and avoiding dehydration.
Posture is the term used to describe the alignment of your joints. In simple terms, posture can be good or bad but as posture refers to pretty much every joint in your body, it’s actually a little more complicated than this. Poor posture is usually the result of one or more of the following…
Everybody needs to exercise. Your body was “designed” to move and be active and being overtly sedentary is undeniably bad for your health. Not so many generations ago, day-to-day life was physically demanding enough to keep you healthy. However, modern life, advanced technologies, passive entertainment and labor-saving devices now mean that many of us have to seek out physical activity to stay fit and health and that means exercise.
Not so many hundreds of years ago, mankind’s greatest threat to survival was wild animals and other humans. Life was a battle and, thankfully, we adapted, survived and even thrived. Roll back the clock to two or three centuries ago and contagious diseases were arguably our greatest threat but, thankfully, most of those big, bad, bugs have now been tamed by modern, medical science.
However, the most insidious, sneaky, and serious threat to our health has yet to be eradicated. It can shorten your life significantly, contribute to poor health, cause back and weight gain and give you bad posture too. What is this evil lurking in the shadows? It’s what you are probably doing right now as you read this; sitting down!
We all have bad habits, we try to hide some of them, some of them make us more self-conscious, and there are those we are fully aware of , however, they are ubiquitous in our social circles thus we choose to ignore them or even worse, embrace them. It’s not that those habits bother anyone around, but it is unwise to remain unconcerned, since after all we are bound to experience the aftermath at some point.
We commonly develop these habits due to our busy schedules, and slowly but surely these habits start to harm our health. These habits are also related to stress and obligations, and as long as we indulge their existence, the things will only continue to get worse. So, without further adieu, here are four habits you need to eliminate as soon as possible.
Mankind first started to walk the Earth hundreds of thousands of years ago. Over the centuries we evolved to use tools and fire, build homes, speak languages, create art and all the other amazing evolutionary advancements that brought us to modern man. In many ways our technological advancements have supported our development.
However these advancements may also be threatening our health and wellbeing. It wasn’t that long ago, before these technological advancements, that we used to be on our feet for about 14 hours a day, sitting down for 2 and sleeping for the remainder. Today, the average person sits for 12 hours, stands for 4 and sleeps the remainder. Many of us struggle walking up 4 flights of stairs, let alone keeping active and on our feet for 14 hours!