Before you engage in some quality time with your tablet or phone, hold up the device to about chest height or use a stand instead of looking down.
If you haven’t noticed, there are more and more modern health issues presenting themselves than ever before. Years ago, you didn’t have to worry about having sore thumbs from texting or some of these other modern health issues that commonly occur today due to advances in technology and fast-paced lifestyles. Take a look at some of these modern health issues you may have experienced and find out how to solve them!
1. STRAINED NECK
One of the most common modern health issues is having a strained neck from constantly looking at our smartphones or tablets. I think we’re all guilty of hunching over to read and type on our devices every chance we get. As a result of this, many more people are being diagnosed with inflammation in the tendons and joints of their elbows and neck. Before you engage in some quality time with your tablet or phone, hold up the device to about chest height or use a stand instead of looking down. Also, take breaks to stretch once in a while!
2. SORE THUMBS
If you frequently text like most of the world, you might experience some pain or soreness as a result. Having a sore thumb or thumbs is becoming increasingly common, especially in younger people. Hand surgery specialist Dr. Kenneth Means of MedStar Union Memorial Hospital warns that light pressure can be magnified up to ten times at the base of the thumb joint, causing strain with some eventually requiring surgery. Make it a habit to lightly tap the screen or keyboard when you’re typing to prevent strain and take your breaks!
3. SLEEP DISORDERS
Another health issue that has become increasingly common these days are sleep disorders. Having trouble falling asleep might not be anything new to some of us but having trouble sleeping due to our TV, smartphone or tablet screens is new. Do you curl up in bed with your iPad or phone in hand? Or maybe you’re like me and like to have the TV on plus read on a tablet. Research suggests that blue light from an LED screen disrupts our circadian rhythm and inhibits melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone). Try stretching to help you relax before bed or if you like to read, read under an incandescent light instead!
4. HEARING LOSS
I love having access to my favorite music wherever I go. Being able to listen to music or listen to audiobooks on my earbuds provides me with a temporary escape and helps me get going. The downside to this convenience is noise-related hearing loss. Listening to music, books or movies at full volume for extended periods of time can result in hearing loss. Try to limit the time you spend using earbuds and turn down the volume.
5. 24/7 LIFESTYLES
Having a 24/7 lifestyle might be viewed as glamorous or cool but it can be a health issue. These days we can hit the gym at all hours of the night, grab a meal whenever we like and even shop for groceries as the sun comes up. It might all appear to be convenient but it can be unhealthy. Leading a life where we’re staying up all night can be unhealthy according to experts. Studies show that people whose routines were not in sync with regular circadian rhythms could be more susceptible to depression, heart disease and cancer. If you have a night job or you frequently stay up late, try to keep the lights and your activity as low as possible to stay in tune with your body’s internal clock.
6. COMPUTER VISION
Another common health problem of the modern age is computer vision. Staring at a computer screen for countless hours during the day can cause all sorts of vision problems, which is called Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS. Some of the symptoms of CVS are headaches, dry eyes, red eyes, blurred vision, trouble focusing and even neck or back pain. Many years ago these problems were unheard of but nowadays it’s quite commonplace. Give yourself frequent breaks and focus on something other than the computer screen every 20-30 minutes.
E-thrombosis is a condition where blood clots can form from long periods of immobility in deep veins like the legs. These blood clots can form where blood supply slows down or stops. This is something that can happen to those who frequently spend many hours in front of a computer without moving. Luckily, preventing e-thrombosis is as easy as getting up and moving around every hour. Take your breaks, avoid crossing your legs and move around to get your blood flowing!
8. STRESSED FEET
No body part is safe from these modern health issues! It turns out that our feet are also feeling the strain and heat. High heels might not be anything new in terms of fashion but being fashionable at all costs is. These days it’s not uncommon to see lots of women dressed to the nines in their heels on any given day. Consequently, podiatrists are seeing more cases of foot pain, sprains and strains. If high heels are part of your daily uniform, try working some lower heels in the rotation to give your feet a break. Doctors advise heels under 2.5 inches, and anything over 3.5 inches can cause varicose veins and stress on joints!
Did you relate to any of these modern health issues? As technology advances and our lives get even busier and more complex, there are sure to be new health issues. I think the most important tip is to avoid doing one thing for too long. Mix up your routine and give your body the breaks it needs to stay healthy and happy!
Avoid These Nigerians Food To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat (Video)
Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. It is not advisable to have excess fat in the abdominal cavity because it can lead to some health issues. Getting your dream body will not be easy and you need to make some sacrifices to your diet. You will also need to turn a blind eye to some fatty foods.
If you’re ready to get rid of the belly fat, then stay put as Information Nigeria brings you some important tips that will help.
1. Avoid sugar and carbonated drinks
Did you know that consuming sugary substances like coke, fanta can lead to weight gain and a number of health problems like high blood pressure?. This is due to the high fructose content found in added sugars. Taking sugar-filled drinks may slow your metabolism and this in turn can make it harder for your body to burn fat. Fructose can only be metabolized by your liver. When you consume too much, you push your liver to its limit and it becomes overloaded, then it turns the fructose into fat and it ends up getting stored in your belly. To avoid putting yourself from risk, you should cut back on foods and drinks that contain huge amounts of sugar.
2. You also have to forgo junk foods like meat pie, cakes, rolls, candies, burgers, ice cream and cookies. You also need to do away with heavy foods like eba, akpu, pounded yam, rice among others. Switch up your eating habits and opt for a more balanced-diet if you want to burn your belly fat. Avoid consuming refined carbs like bread, pizza, potation chips etc. You should also stay away from processed and heavy foods because they contribute to stubborn belly fat. You should choose to eat proteinous foods like fish, eggs, and milk. starch contains fat, sugar and salt. They help a person feel fuller so you don’t end up looking for something to munch on after eating. It basically keeps hunger at bay.
3. Eat the right amount of fruits, vegetables, fibrous foods and whole grains – You can add vegetables, fruits and whole grains to your weight loss diet. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances that are good for your body. Examples of fibre rich foods include; beans, broccoli, avocados, apples, oatmeal brown rice and whole grain bread.
4. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily or weekly routine – Exercise helps to speed up your metabolism and helps you shed weight. The bitter truth is that wearing just waist trainers and staying put in one position will not make you lose that stubborn belly fat. You should hit the gym.
5 Reduce alcohol intake – Excess intake of alcohol also leads to a host of health problems especially the build-up of fat in the belly area. Have you ever noticed that those who drink alcohol, especially men, often develop ‘pot-bellies’. Alcoholic drinks like beer provide your body with calories and very little nutrients. It can also increase your appetite. Replace the alcoholic drinks with water or alternate with low calorie, non-alcoholic beverages. Too much alcohol can cause liver damage and other serious health problems.
6. Try out apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is made in a two-step fermentation process. It is obtained from apples that have been crushed, distilled and fermented. Acetic acid is the main active component of apple cider vinegar. It is safe for consumption in small quantities and can be taken as a supplement. Do not also consume it straight from the bottle or in its pure form. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to water before you drink. You can also add honey or lemon. It is best to drink it before your meals. Research shows it has many health benefits, such as lowering blood sugar levels.
Williams Uchemba And His Wife Exchange Wedding Vows In Lagos (Video)
Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar have officially solemnized their union.
The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows at Dominion city church in Lagos state.
The beautiful wedding ceremony was reportedly officiated by the founder of the church, Dr. David Chukwudi Ogbueli alias Papa Eagle.
Celebrities, fans and well-wishers poured in congratulatory message for the couple after photos and videos from the ceremony hit the internet.
The actor wore a sleek tuxedo, while his bride, wore a lovely white gown.
Watch the videos below:
— Ngozi Clara (@ngoziclara) November 21, 2020
Actor, Model, Comedian, Philanthropist… Meet The Latest Groom, Williams Uchemba
Williams Uchemba, who was born on October 22, is an actor, motivational speaker, model, comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Abia-born thespian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.
Uchemba began his career in the early 2000s as a child actor and came into the limelight in 2001 after appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “The Journey of the Dead” along with Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie.
Since then, the multi-talented actor never looked back as he has gone ahead to feature in more blockbuster movies like Sugar Rush (2019), Merry Men 2(2019) and Story Story: The African Rideshare (2018). He is the recipient of several awards.
The actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June and he promised to sponsor his education. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar at her hometown, Alor in Anambra state. The actor’s wife, Brunella opened up on their love story with Wedding Digest Naija and she disclosed that she made the first move. According to the English trained medical doctor, they both met on Facebook after she sent him a message.
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