Monday, 23 December 2019

Five minutes of daily HOPPING could protect postmenopausal women from broken hips

Hopping. Image for illustration only

Hopping for five minutes a day may protect older women from broken hips, a study has found.

The quirky exercises could strengthen bones in the legs, making them more dense and less likely to break.

Brittle bones, caused by a condition called osteoporosis which makes holes inside the bones, is a common issue for women who have been through the menopause.

Weight-bearing exercise is the best way to keep bones strong but older people are not always able enough to lift weights or run.


What are the early signs of lung cancer?

Lung cancer treatment is much more effective when the disease is in its earlier stages. However, most people with lung cancer do not experience symptoms until the disease has spread.

Possible signs and symptoms of early stage lung cancer
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • General fatigue
  • Shoulder, chest, or back pain
  • Hoarse voice

When to see a doctor

The symptoms above usually result from issues other than lung cancer. However, anyone who experiences any of the following issues should visit a doctor:
  • a cough that lasts longer than 2–3 weeks
  • a persistent cough that worsens
  • a cough that produces blood
  • aches or pains when breathing or coughing
  • persistent shortness of breath
  • persistent tiredness or fatigue
  • recurrent chest infections
  • unexplained weight loss


I am a massage therapist, and this is the one spot you should target to release years of tension

The answer is simple: it is always the buttocks.

“The prime movers for this region that I love to focus on are the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and the piriformis, which sits under the glutes,” she says. “The glute region is responsible for keeping us upright and so much of the movement in our hips and legs. When balanced, they help us run fast and jump high. When imbalanced, this area can also be responsible for anything from shoulder pain to low back pain, sciatica, hip, leg, and even ankle issues.”


You may want to read
1) Pelvic discomforts
2) Piriformis Syndrome 

3) Sciatic pain

My 2 cents:

About 80% of people with leg problems (especially the knees) are due to problems from the buttocks, not the legs. The 20% are due to accidents or inborn. If you have a leg problem and no doctors can do anything except asking you to go for surgery, try stretching your buttock muscles for a few months. They include piriformis muscle, sciatic nerve, pelvis (groin area) and lower back.