The best protection your child can have while riding is a helmet. But how do you select the right helmet for your child? It’s not enough to just pick the one that has the Batman design your child likes best. Safety is the most important part of picking the right helmet. Young people are especially prone to bicycle injuries. Children ages five and older as well as young adults have the highest rates of bicycle injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control. They account for almost 60 percent of bicycle injuries requiring U.S. emergency room visits. A helmet can reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury by up to 85 percent. When selecting a helmet, look for a Consumer Product Safety Committee (CPSC) sticker inside the helmet. Never buy a helmet for your child to grow into. It should fit based on the current size of the child’s head….
Read More »
Posted in Health Tips
Much ado has been made about the health risks of sitting, but are these worries well-founded? The short answer is that studies have found links between sitting for extended periods and serious illnesses such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Not all sitting related health concerns are this serious, but many are much more common. The Greatest Health Risks of Sitting All Day Long Mental distress – Studies have shown that sitting for more than 6 hours a day can lead to symptoms of psychological distress, such as feeling tired, anxious, depressed, or restless. Even people who work out daily show these mental health effects. Poor circulation – Staying still for most your day, whatever position you may be in, leads to a decrease in circulation. Unfortunately, bad circulation can lead to an increased potential for blood clots. Yikes. Back pain – Sitting is known to cause the discs in your…
Read More »