It is human nature for mankind to adapt to its surroundings. Over thousands of centuries, our ancestors have evolved to become taller, smarter, less hairy, and more upright. However, advances in modern technology are creating a new challenge. Human posture is becoming increasingly compressed due to the overuse of mobile devices and dependency on social media. This physiological shift is resulting in children and adults of all ages becoming unofficially diagnosed with what many are calling “text neck” syndrome.
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Sunburns, summer reading, school supplies, and slouching? Before you know it, summer will be coming to an end. The back-to-school commotion is increasing, and the last thing anyone needs are backaches.
Proper posture in the classroom is extremely important. Kids and young adults spend most their time in the classroom during the school year, and when they’re not behind a desk or playing a sport, they’re usually hunched over a keyboard or “chill-axing” in front of the TV, their Xbox controls or engaged in other forms of technology.
On your mark, get set, and go! Welcome to race season in New England. This year marks the 43rd annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race – a traditional and iconic course steeped in Cape Cod’s history. More than 12,000 runners will start in Woods Hole and continue seven miles to finish at Falmouth Heights Beach, winding along the coast of Falmouth and Martha’s Vineyard Sound. The picturesque course features narrow hilly roads, stunning ocean views, and of course, the scorching heat of August.
After the winter that wouldn’t end, New England’s golf season is now in full swing. Golf brings many health benefits, burning an average of 721 calories when carrying your own bag through a nine-hole course, but the sport also proves to be mentally challenging and socially stimulating. Those with a passion for golf often strive to stay fit year round and continuously improve their skills to enjoy the game throughout their lives.
Every year, regardless of age, race, or socio-economic class, three million Americans will be diagnosed with scoliosis, the most common spinal deformity in the country. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 85% of cases will have an unidentifiable cause. So how do we prepare for a condition with no prevention methods, hazy risk factors, and unknown causes? The Scoliosis Research Society encourages early detection and education to raise awareness regarding scoliosis, especially throughout the month of June which has been named National Scoliosis Awareness Month.