Stress is a common topic these days and can be to blame for many of life’s issues. Whether directly or indirectly, via a domino effect, stress-related issues now accounts for 75 - 90% of doctors visits.
After years of practice I’ve realized something interesting. The over-active “athletes” I treat are just as injured as the overly “sedentary”. Just like with most things in life balance seems to be the key. Why is it that everyone feels there is a “right way” or “wrong way” to exercise?
In the 1960s something happened that changed the human race forever. It is credited with saving over 1 BILLION humans on the planet. Additionally, it’s the reason why, in 2019, more humans die from conditions related to eating too much food instead of starvation.
This cosmic shift in our species food sources is known as the Modern Agricultural Revolution. It was the first time modern science was ever used to influence what we ate. For the first time ever we saw large supermarkets
Homo sapiens, the planet’s only species of human has been around for roughly 250,000 years. What’s striking is that you could argue that our environment has changed more in the last 50 than it has in those 250,000.
The Light Bulb was invented in 1880, but it wasn’t until after World War II that it became the mass produced, affordable, ubiquitous light source it is today. Prior to this our days stopped & started with the sun.
It should be no surprise then, that recently the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a sleep loss epidemic throughout industrialized nations. And it’s no coincidence that countries where sleep time has declined most dramatically over the past century, such as the US, the UK, Japan, and South Korea, and several in western Europe, are also the ones suffering the greatest increase in rates of the chronic diseases and mental disorders.
The end of the year comes quick in these last few months. Remember to be aware that most insurance plans renew January 1, 2019. What this means;