Most of us have experienced lower back pain at some point in our lives.
Lower back pain is one of the most common body ailments, and can significantly affect the quality of our lives.
Lower back pain is especially common for those of us who spend hours each day sitting in an office, as continual sitting can lead to chronic shortening of muscles supporting the spine and pelvis, resulting in tension and pain in the lower back region.
The following are four yoga postures that can help ease lower pain due to chronic shortening of the muscles from continuous sitting. (If you have a serious back injury such as a slipped disc or sciatica please consult with a healthcare professional before attempting any exercises to relieve your condition.)
First things first: Insomnia is a symptom, not a disease. Now that we have got that common misconception out of the way, let’s find out more about this sleep complaint that’s widely prevalent in Singapore,
What’s counted as Insomnia?
October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day. For you non-investors, ROI stands for Return On Investment, and you have to trust us on this: any money that you put into your bone trust fund is going to reap you huge returns some day.
Consider these brief market numbers:
Today, we have 402 cases of osteoporotic hip fractures vs 53 cases of breast cancer per 100,000 population.
So that makes osteoporosis an even greater threat than breast cancer!
Have you scraped your tongue lately? No? Never done it? Then you know why breath fresheners were invented. But rather than suck on a mint, why not rinse your mouth more often?
That’s because in addition to eradicating bad breath germs from your mouth, mouthwash can also prevent sore throats and treat them, something which your average breath mint and tongue scraper is hard put to do.
You see, the common cause of sore throats is not ‘heatiness’ but rather, infection – streptococcus for example is a bacteria that infects the pharynx, larynx and tonsils.
Coughs can be categorised into two groups: dry (unproductive) and wet (productive). Which one have you got?
"We have a solution to your every problem." This may sound like an advertisement tagline, but this is the pain relief guide for you, and we are not referring to pharmacotherapy.
Although there is a wide range of painkillers available over-the-counter without prescription from the pharmacy these days, we do not recommend them for long term relief. Paracetamol, anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and weak opiates merely take your pain away temporarily. Here are some long term solutions for your pain – no matter where it is.
It’s a mark of how Singapore has progressed as a healthy, sporty society when, at the flip of the calendar, office-bound natives cast off their freezing aircon-friendly attire to turn into weekend warriors.
And more often that not, Singapore’s weekend warriors are choosing high-impact sports as their leisure-sporting activity.
It’s all good news, right?
Thousands of house-proud owners race to turn their beautiful homes into sparkling jewels. ostensibly for showing off and receiving visitors, but more likely because nobody can remember the last time they cleaned up the house.
Like us, you may derive a real pleasure in finding that the thick layer of dust that has covered every flat surface in your home has magically disappeared by the end of your spring-cleaning.
Household dust contributes to eye diseases such as trachoma, runny noses, wheezing and coughing.
Well, before you put away the mops, buckets and brushes, remember to protect your nose. That dust hasn’t disappeared, most of it has simply taken to the air. Perhaps all you may have been doing all this while is shuffling dust from one part of your home, to another part of the home.
Frustrating, isn’t it?
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