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Standing Desks Update & Reclining Workstation


In a previous blog post, there was news about the White House ordering standing desks and the benefits of standing. This year some researchers try to link sitting with increased mortality. In a recent journal, The International Journal of Epidemiology has a study which does not find a correlation with sitting and increased mortality. Key Messages
Five different indicators of sitting time were not associated with mortality risk over 16 years of follow-up. This may be due in part to a protective effect of higher than average daily activity in this cohort. Previously reported relationships between sitting time and health outcomes may be due in part to low total daily energy expenditure. Policy makers should be cautious about recommending reductions in sitting time as a stand-alone public health intervention. Future studies should examine the links between sitting and mortality risk using objective methods that quantify postural allocation. Pulsford, et al.
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National Chiropractic Health Month #PainFreeNation

an estimated 100 million Americans are affected by chronic pain, with an estimated annual cost to American society of at least $560-$635 billionAccording to the Centers for Diease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 16,235 deaths involving prescription opioids 

















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Anthony Tsai, D.C.
Chiropractor in San Jose, CA
Graston Technique Certified
FAKTR Certified

Disclaimer:The content in this blog is for informational purposes only and an opinion for specific individualized circumstances. It is not a prescription for therapy or diagnosis for you. All opinions expressed and any referenced articles are solely those of the particular author and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Anthony Tsai, Graston Technique®, its employees, providers or affiliates. Any opinions of the author on the site are or have been rendered based on scientific facts and/or anecdotal evidence, under certain conditions, and subject to certain assumptions, and …

Standing Desks for Healthier Lifestyle and Less Pain

 In September, the White House ordered $700k worth of standing desks. Recently, sitting for excessive periods of time have been associated with decreased life span and various other health problems. This is a summary of some important points from another article which is already very brief and concise so I felt I would not change anything.

A reduced risk of obesity. People who are "fidgety," researchers say, tend to be thinner than those who stay still all day.A lower risk of metabolic problems and cardiovascular disease.Research suggests that sitting for too long can mess up your body's metabolism of sugar and fat, which can contribute to diabetes and heart disease.A reduced risk of cancer for women. Though it's unclear how exactly sitting increases the risk of cancer, it's possible that sitting for too long decreases metabolism, and may have an effect on body fat and estrogen levels, all of which may be linked to the development of some cancers.A lower long-t…

Sleep Health: Sleeping Postures + chiropractor tips by Flikli

Sleep Health: Sleeping Postures from Flikli on Vimeo.
We all know good posture during the day is healthy for us...but what about when you're sleeping?
Check out the rest of our series on sleep & sleep health here: https://vimeo.com/album/3442692
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Loose transcript of the video.
Posture is important for improved health & increased productivity.
Research shows that good posture during sleep improves mood and lowers health risks.
Sleeping on your back relieves your spine of pressure. More likely to snore.
Side sleepers lower chance of heartburn but also severe numbness & tingling to arms and legs.
Stomach sleepers least likely to snore can also cause long-term damage to low back and neck.
Reduce by placing pillows under shoulder or hips.
Posture is important 24 hrs a day.

Other quick tips and some views from a chiropractor:
Have the up…