Working long hours in front of a computer got your body aching? Or maybe you're guilty of overdoing it in the gym. Aches and pains may seem like part and parcel of getting older, but they can affect your quality of life and make even the shortest flight of stairs seem like a Ninja Warrior obstacle course. Pain from injuries can happen to anyone — even to those who are young and fit. Play sports? You could be at a greater risk for injuries. Dr Mizan Marican, an orthopaedic surgeon at Orion Orthopaedic Surgery, an avid golfer, cyclist and tennis player, tells us that he's had his fair share of injuries. When should you seek help for an injury? Is running really bad for you? We sit down for a chat with Dr Mizan to clear the air and dispel some of the biggest misconceptions around sports injuries. What's a sports injury? Can you get sports injuries even when you're not doing sports? Dr Mizan: I suppose a simple way to describe sports injuries is pain, stiffness or … [Read more...] about Body aches aren’t just an elderly issue. A doctor tells us when you should seek help for that pain you’re enduring
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on April 29, 2021 International Dance Day is celebrated on 29 April every year. In 1982, International Dance Day was first celebrated marking the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet. The International Dance Day 2021 theme is: ' Purpose of dance '. Dancers, researchers and therapists across the world are increasingly encouraging people to engage in hobbies and any form of physical activity, to counter the mental fatigue during the pandemic. The positive impact dance can have on one's mental health, especially during a time like was evident when a viral video featuring two medical students started doing the rounds across social networking sites. The MBBS students from Kerala's Thrissur Medical College danced to Boney M classic's Rasputin and has earned praise and love online. Dance is not only a way of expressing yourself … [Read more...] about International Dance Day 2021: Reasons Why Dancing Is Good For Your Health!
By ZEKE MILLER and AAMER MADHANI WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday returned to the U.S. Capitol, his home for more than three decades, and used his first address to Congress to make the case that the era of big government is back. He said the U.S. is “on the move again” after struggling through a devastating pandemic that killed more than 570,000 Americans, disrupted the economy and shook daily life. And he pitched an expansive — and expensive — vision to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, water pipes and other infrastructure, bolster public education and extend a wide swath of other benefits. Here are some key takeaways from the president’s address: BIDEN’S FOUR-LETTER WORD: JOBS Biden uttered the word “jobs” a whopping 43 times. It’s perhaps no surprise for an administration that has made beating back the pandemic and getting Americans back to work the central guideposts for success. Biden noted that the economy has gained some 1.3 million new jobs in … [Read more...] about Biden speech takeaways: Government is good, and so are jobs
Hong Kong — August 16th, 1965 — A young reporter for the Hong Kong ‘American’ sits in heavy thought at his desk. He faces the toughest assignment to come along yet in his twenty-nine-year-old life. Early the next morning, William C. White, an American soldier who defected to Red China during the Korean War, will return from China and surrender himself to the American consul in Hong Kong. The writer is Steve Dunleavy . His assignment: to get an exclusive interview with White. Wide-open newspaper competition is nothing new to Steve, who dropped out of school at age fourteen to start newspaper work in his native Sydney, Australia. Once, when he and his father worked on competing papers in Sydney, young Steve slashed his father’s tires to beat him on a story. His father retaliated by locking Steve in a laundry room at the scene of a crime. Steve sits, chain-smoking du Mauriers and pondering all the possible angles to get to White before the competition. He obviously can’t get … [Read more...] about Steve Dunleavy: The Writer They Call Mr. Blood and Guts
To many people, moving to a bungalow makes good sense — if aching or immobile joints become a problem then a life without stairs is not only simpler, but also much safer. However, experts warn that making that move too early can actually hasten the decline associated with old age, leading to a phenomenon now being dubbed ‘bungalow leg’. The term refers to the gradual weakening of muscles in the leg, which is often apparent in people who have moved to a single-storey dwelling and are living without the challenge of stairs. When you stop doing things, you lose the ability to do them, says Victoria Rendle, a physiotherapist based in Devon, who specialises in treating elderly patients [File photo] ‘There is a deconditioning element associated with moving into a bungalow and a definite concern that moving may hasten decline,’ says Dr Carolyn Greig, a reader in musculoskeletal ageing and health at Birmingham University. ‘Climbing stairs is a very good way of maintaining … [Read more...] about Why a home with no stairs can give you ‘bungalow leg’: Experts warn that steps can provide crucial exercise that may slow ageing