Like the rest of us, children in Hong Kong are on a very tight schedule. Most have numerous after school activities and often little time to recover from long hours at the desk, carrying heavy school bags, sporting injuries and the increasing use of mobile devices...
On average a women will experience about 450 cycles in her lifetime. And twice during each cycle, once in the middle and then again around her period her immune response is lowered, her ligaments become laxer and her risk of infection and injury is therefore increased. Add that on top of busy lives, it’s not surprising that by age 38 a lot of women are starting to struggle with their health. But let’s focus on the positives!
Birthing is a beautiful process where we often overlook the pressure the baby withstands and that is often related to the issues they suffer after the birth and growing up. The stress of it can cause colic, difficulty feeding, sleep problems and other issues.
The official figures report that 80% of Hong Kong's workforce suffered or are suffering regularly from back pain.
In my experience, the figure is even higher. My latest sample showed that 100% of workers regularly suffer from back, neck and shoulder tension and pain. Back pain, together with anxiety and depression are the top causes for days off in Hong Kong. Why do so many have pain issues?
The truth is, almost no one is perfectly straight.
However, the earlier you treat scoliosis the more chances you have to improve it. Children and teenagers should get their spines checked by an Osteopath every six months to a year.
You get your teeth checked regularly by a dentist, shouldn't you do the same for your spine?
With slouching, text neck and scoliosis seemingly being the norm today I was duly surprised by this newspaper clipping my parents sent about my former ballet teacher who just turned 90.
She looks more upright and energetic than most 40 year olds!
What is her secret?
AD MediLink talks with Dr. Mouellic to find out more about the ‘Free Health Clinic’ days, a joint initiative with the Chinese International School to provide free health checks. Source: http://ad-medilink.com/eng/blog/interview-with-dr-damien-mouellic-on-hong-kong-s-free-health-clinic-195
I'm definitely not suggesting you call for help if you feel a twinge at your left ear lobe. In most cases the body will deal with it. But if you had a weird pain or a physical discomfort for a couple of weeks and it's not getting any better, you probably should have it checked out.
This is why...