We’ve all seen the headlines, where seemingly healthy office workers or college-age computer gamers have keeled over after marathon work or computer game bouts. Though rare, these stories are stunning reminders that sitting virtually motionless for extended periods is horrendous for your health. In fact, some are even calling it “the new smoking.” Behind the headlines, numerous studies indicate that hours of uninterrupted daily duff-time boosts heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer risk as well as the risk of premature death. Researchers think that the raised risks are connected to what happens in the body when sitting for long periods: circulation slows, the ability to manage glucose declines, muscles start to deteriorate, body fat starts to rise, and so on – all of which can spell tons of trouble for millions of people with sedentary jobs.
As we age, many of us have a fatal flaw that can lead to a fatal fall — we lose our balance, stability and coordination. Stephen Jepson says he can change that for everyone. And as a bonus, he believes it can help you build brain cells, develop neural pathways and prevent or delay Alzheimer’s and dementia.
What is his prescription? Play!
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The breath is a great barometer for recognizing habits that create road-blocks and constrain our lives.
Good alignment (posture) allows you to move with ease, eliminates aches and pains and can save you energy in the long run.
To enjoy higher levels of energy, improved posture and lower our response to stress, it’s essential to learn to breathe efficiently – to be fuel efficient.
Learning to breath consciously seems to be consistently helpful with myself and almost all my patients.When you start paying attention to your breathing on a regular basis, your relationship to it changes dramatically