Social Media Can Be Tough on Girls.
Mental Attitude: Social Media Can Be Tough on Girls.
In this study, researchers tracked the mental health status of nearly 9,900 boys and girls and found that the girls who spent more time on social media at age ten experienced a greater number of social and emotional difficulties by age fifteen.
BMC Public Health, March 2018
Health Alert: Treadmill Head Injuries on the Rise.
In the past twenty years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of adults visiting emergency rooms due to head injuries sustained while using a treadmill, especially among individuals over the age of 50. The authors of the study write, “The exact etiology of this large increase remains unclear. Education on the proper use of treadmills as well as further investigation into the cause of the increase are warranted.”
Brain Injury, March 2018
Diet: Mediterranean Diet May Increase Muscle Mass and Bone Density for Older Women.
The Mediterranean diet focuses on fruits and vegetables, grains, olive oil, fish, lean meats, and nuts/seeds. In a new study, investigators followed 103 healthy postmenopausal women and found that those who more closely followed the Mediterranean diet had higher bone mineral density in the lumbar spine, along with greater muscle mass in the surrounding area. The findings suggest that the Mediterranean diet could be a useful non-medical strategy to aid in the prevention of osteoporosis and fractures among postmenopausal women.
ENDO, March 2018
Exercise: Exercise Is Good for Your Teeth and Gums.
Among a group of 92 obese men with periodontal disease, those who participated in a twelve-week exercise program experienced an improvement in the overall health of their teeth and gums.
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, March 2018
Chiropractic: Truckers Who Stretch Have Reduced Back Pain Risk.
Past studies have shown that truckers are at an increased risk for lower back pain. In this study, researchers found that truck drivers who regularly took breaks from driving to stretch had almost a 50% lower risk for experiencing back pain over the next twelve weeks.
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, March 2018
Wellness/Prevention: Does Your Child’s School Have a Wellness Policy?
A wellness policy can help guide a school’s approach to nutrition and physical activity. To write a wellness policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following: include nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages sold at school; include policies for foods made available for classroom parties; include policies to prevent companies that fail to meet school nutrition standards from marketing and selling their products to students; have parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, physical education teachers, school health professionals, school board members, school administrators, and the general public participate in the development, implementation, and updating of the wellness policy; make sure to have school officials monitor compliance; publicize the wellness policy to make the community aware of it; and review the policy at least every three years.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 2018
This information is from Dr. Thomas Ogi, D.C.
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