Tech, texting and computing have made posture the new major public health issue. Prevent neck pain, backaches, and other postural bio-mechanical problems by using tech intelligently.
Our parents said “sit up straight.” But today phones, computers and other tech life habits are making many of us hunch over and look older far before our time.
Smart posture habits can make a surprisingly big difference in mind and body. Improving your body alignment can energize you, as well as improve alertness and self-esteem.
How’s your posture? As we get older, gravity and the muscle weaknesses of weak postures can make you feel, and look, old.
When you're in the grip of a phlegm-fuelled misery fest, you can start to feel a little desperate for any sort of relief.
Take a squiz at the vitamin and supplement shelves at the supermarket, or browse the chemist aisles, and you'll find plenty of things promising a solution.
But before you make a purchase, you should know that some of these "solutions" are backed by a lot more evidence than others.
Many of us don’t get enough sleep and even fewer do enough exercise. So, do we hit the snooze button to get an extra hour of sleep or drag our sorry selves out of bed to squeeze in a workout before work?
The short answer is: it depends.
Drinking coffee is something of a national hobby.
With at least three out of four Australians drinking at least one cup each day, it's a habit that costs us hundreds of millions of dollars per year.
But could it be that we love coffee a little too much? And what are the signs we might be overdoing it?