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Monthly Archives: November 2016

The importance of drinking water, keeping hydrated

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How easily we get de-hydrated

Why you should stay hydrated. In the modern world it often feels like we are dictated to by a series of priorities. Check emails, charge the phone, get out of the house to keep ahead of the rush hour crush. And of course, get the first caffeine kick of the day as early as possible.

But in the rush to get things done and get on with our day, we can very quickly become de-hydrated. And it is said that even mild dehydration can have an adverse impact on both mood and energy levels.

“Mild dehydration is about a 1.5 percent loss of body weight,” says Harris Lieberman, Ph.D., a scientist with the U.S. Army.

If you went about your day, taking time for some light exercise, without drinking water, you are likely to suffer mild dehydration.


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Dealing with Common Shoulder Injuries

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A background to the shoulder joint

Common shoulder injuries, what are they? Before we get on to that, let’s discuss the shoulder joint.

Your shoulders are incredibly versatile. They are also the most mobile joint in the body.

It joint forms where the humerus (the bone in the upper arm) fits into the shoulder.

As you may remember from school, it is a ball and socket joint. More specifically, the humerus head, acting as the ball, fits into the end of the scapula known as the glenoid, the socket.

This allows the arm to not only move away from and back towards the body, but also allows it to move in a circular motion. This quality of the joint makes humans particularly adept at movements such as throwing.

But the shoulder joint is also vulnerable to injury …


Common Shoulder Injuries

Common Shoulder Injuries

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