Much has been made recently about how bad sitting is for you. It’s the new smoking, didn’t you know?
Well, standing all day has its problems too. Chances are you’ll have to spend part of your day sitting anyway. When you do sit, a good chair set up properly can save you from much of the ills of prolonged sitting.
Check out the informative infographic below that presents some facts about sitting and some solutions as well.
It may be the most wonderful time of the year but it’s not a time without it’s health hazards. From decorating injuries, to travel risks, to elevated stress levels and the dangers of overeating, there are many dangers that accompany the holiday season. This festive infographic was created by MastersInHealthcare.com and outlines some of the dangers.
Foam rollers are a common sight in many settings around the world such as gyms and physical therapy / physiotherapy departments . You’ll often see people lying on them and rolling various parts of their bodies on them, often while making interesting faces. If you’re interested in how they’re used to target specific muscles and tissues, or if you’d like to know about the different types of foam rollers, this infographic is a great start. There’s much more to foam rollers and how they work and this infographic illustrates only the tip of the iceberg.
According to the infographic, foam rollers can help with:
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is used by many athletes, both professional and amateur, as well as those training for weight loss or better health. There are many studies showing it’s effectiveness. Have you ever wondered why interval training is so effective or about different HIIT programs? This infographic may answer all of your questions about it.
Some interesting points:
calorie burning lasts up to 48 hours after completing a training session
HIIT boosts metabolism
HIIT taxes both your aerobic and anaerobic systems
27 minutes of HIIT 3 times a week has been shown to be as effective as 60 minutes of regular exercise 5 times a week
there are many HIIT programs including the Tabata method that only takes 4 minutes!