Is the inability to switch off after work damaging our health?

A recent article reports that many people are putting their mental and physical health at risk by not being able to “Switch off” when they get home from the office by continuing to work in the evening. “A study by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) showed that people are doing more than two extra hours’ work every day while commuting and after arriving home.” The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (mentioned in article) say that: “overworking can lead to health problems, while poor posture when using smartphones causes back and neck pain” Is the modern-day ability to work from anywhere causing more harm than good? Read more:...

Has modern day life in the office led to potential health problems?

An interesting article has recently been featured on the Metro website titled “Is sitting uncomfortably killing you? Tips to avoid Back Pain the office” The article discusses how the average Brit is said to sit down for between 9 and 14 hours a day. It is surprising how some health issues which people would not associate with an office environment such as Deep Vain Thrombosis have seen a rise in recent times.Simple tips such as getting up and speaking to a colleague instead of emailing them can minimize the risk. The tips may be simple, but in this modern world of being able to do everything from a desk it is good to be reminded that we need to  regularly get up and move around as well as making sure we when do sit down we do it comfortably to prevent back pain....

The worst styles of shoes for your feet

Boots WebMD have recently posted an interesting slide show highlighting some styles of shoes that can cause problems with feet if worn on a regular basis or over prolonged periods of time. They have provided helpful alternatives or solutions which could help prevent foot pain in the future. Visit...

Is Technology a new form of preventing back issues in the future?

Technology giant Philips have developed a new computer monitor which can prevent you from slouching whilst at your desk. The new Philips Ergo sensor monitor has built in ‘eye tracking’ which can keep tabs on how far you are away from the screen and how you are sitting. Will this sort of technology help prevent back pain in the future for millions of office workers? See the article on the Daily Mail website....

The key to a perfect night’s sleep

Interesting article from the Telegraph on ‘The Key to a perfect night’s sleep’ The article offers advice and tips to achieve a good night’s sleep as insomnia is a very common problem. Visit www.telegraph.co.uk and search for ‘perfect sleep’ to find the article.   Many of us know the common ‘cures’ to get off to sleep such as counting sheep and taking a warm drink to bed, but the article suggests other ways including exactly what time to stop drinking before bed and what television shows to watch to get you off to sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to increased stress, slow productivity and irritability. Perhaps the article can offer some new advice for those suffering with...

Another footwear related issue-High Heels can ruin the way you walk

The Daily Mail has once again highlighted the importance of wearing the right footwear, this time focusing on high heels. The shoes in the firing line this time are the Celebrity and Fashion favourite- High Heels. It has been claimed that wearing heels for prolonged periods of time without a sufficient period of rest from them can actually effect the way you walk. It may seem obvious that high heels can damage your feet, but if you are sensible with how high/how much time you wear them you should not suffer any extreme negatives from wearing them.However, it is advisable to change style of shoe regularly for both Men and Women. So the moral of the story is: Change footwear often and change style of footwear throughout the working week to keep feet and backs healthy. search for the article titled “How wearing high heels regularly can ruin the way you walk – even after you take them off” on the daily mail...