Tag: walking

Walking more steps may improve your quality of sleep according to a new study featured in the NY Times.

Walking more steps may improve your quality of sleep according to a new study featured in the NY Times. The science of sleep continues to evolve.  Some people may have a poor quality of sleep due to stimulation caused by screens such as the television, phone or an e-reader, while other people may have an imbalance due to stress which can affect your cortisol levels which should be high in the morning and low at night allowing you to get to sleep. Sometimes our mattress can also make sleep difficult if it does not support us properly. CBD which may Read More »

According to the NY Times, we all have movement signatures; can this be why we hurt?

According to the NY Times, we all have movement signatures; can this be why we hurt? The NY Times recently published an article called Something in the way we move.  The Journal of Applied physiology recently published a paper authored by French and Australian researchers who developed algorithms to determine whether individual movement patterns exist that are unique to us.   80 healthy men and women of different physiques were studied in a human performance lab while they biked and walked on a treadmill.  They were hooked up to electrodes to help the scientists develop the data from each participant.   The Read More »

Walking 2 minutes per hour can save your life; here’s how.

Walking 2 minutes per hour can save your life; here’s how. Many things have been written about how the current research shows that people who sit all day tend to have a shorter life span. Part of this is due to how we circulate the blood through the body, since the heart will pump blood to the arms and legs but to move it back, you require movement.  There are of course other elements to this concept we have yet to discover. Companies have responded to this research with treadmill desks (few like this concept) or the sit – stand Read More »

Studies show older chiropractic patients have a lower risk of a traumatic injury after the visit when compared to primary care visits for a similar condition

Studies show older chiropractic patients have a lower risk of a traumatic injury after the visit when compared to primary care visits for a similar condition One of the biggest changes that occur in patients who are under chiropractic care is that they walk better. While on the surface, this would seem to be a huge claim, there is a science and an engineering aspect to this. If someone is having back, neck, hip or shoulder pain and is treated for that mechanically based condition, they will indeed walk better and have better balance. When comparing this to a typical Read More »