Intrinsic foot muscles and height of the foot arch
September 12, 2017 – Role

In this report, subjects who performed barefoot weight-bearing and mobility experienced rise in their medial longitudinal arch. It could only be explained by amplified intrinsic muscle tone.

Close to the ground
July 7, 2017 – Role

My suspicion is that, in our convenient society, we don’t need to be acutely aware of our balance and body positions vis a vis the ground because many of us don’t do much physical labor anymore, or play freely as kids outdoors now that we have so many …

The Base: Close to the Ground
July 7, 2017 – Reference

Lost posture
July 7, 2017 – Role

Believe it or not, there are a few cultures in the world where back pain hardly exists. One indigenous tribe in central India reported essentially none. And the discs in their backs showed little signs of degeneration as people aged.

Light a double-edged sword for sleep
July 5, 2017 – Role

This ‘delaying’ effect on melatonin is not too much of a surprise, as previous research has produced similar findings. In one study, exposure to room lighting prior to bedtime delayed melatonin secretion by 90 minutes on average, and reduced the overal …

Light a double-edged sword
July 5, 2017 – Reference

How artificial light is wrecking your sleep
July 5, 2017 – Role

So what’s causing this epidemic of sleep disruption in our country? Many experts feel that our excessive use of communications technology (e.g. cell phones, laptops, television, etc.) is driving this significant level of sleep deprivation. If this is t …

Artificial light is wrecking your sleep
July 5, 2017 – Reference

Sleep a factor in rising diabetes rates
July 5, 2017 – Role

Perhaps not surprisingly, some researchers have suggested changing sleep patterns over recent decades might be an important but under-recognised factor in the burgeoning rates of obesity and chronic disease [10]. I’m inclined to agree with this, and be …

Sleep a factor in rising diabetes rates
July 5, 2017 – Reference