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do tall people live longer?

04th
Oct

Do Tall People Live Longer?

Do tall people live longer?

Well as interesting a case as this would be if it were true, there’s no conclusive evidence to suggest that tall people live any longer than short people.

You could say that perhaps taller people have longer days (since being taller allows them to see the sunrise earlier than shorter people), so it may feel as though you are, in fact, living longer, but alas there is no definitive answer as of yet.

Multiple sources have actually speculated on this topic, and many have come up with answers for both sides, therefore leading us no closer to any true answer.

Some say shorter people live longer due to a potential “longevity gene” that shorter people carry than taller folk, but any prolonged lifespan due to this gene has not been reported.

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Prevent Get YourSelf Injured in Playing Golf

27th
Sep

Prevent Yourself From Getting Injured While Playing Golf

I’m 33 and I’ve decided to take up golf. How can a leisurely game leave me so sore after I play?

First of all, we love to hear that you’re getting involved in a new activity! Good on you for upping your activity level.

That being said, golf – believe it or not – isn’t as leisurely as you’d think.

After all, the length of the course reaches 12-14 km, so you’re doing a lot of walking and moving throughout your day.

Golf is a power sport, and requires some pretty significant power plays.

The average swing takes 1.8 seconds, which is sharp and fast movement for your body as you rotate. Beyond that, the average golfer will swing a driver at 80mph, which again is fairly quick and forceful at impact.

Conditioning and stretching your body before you hit the course may seem useless on the surface, for those that believe golf is “leisurely,” but

it’s important to get your body into shape for any new sport or activity you take on.

Preparation is key, and you shouldn’t experience any sore muscles once you start getting into it, and if you warm up beforehand.

RELATED: How to avoid getting injured while in training

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Getting Injury in Regular Training

20th
Sep

Getting Injury in Regular Training

Why do I get an injury every time I get going with regular training?

Well hopefully it’s not every time you engage in regular training, because then you may need to seek out different varieties of training, if that’s the case.

However, it’s best to figure out what your goals are first,
and plan around how best to get to them safely.

If you’re not a regular trainer all the time, and then you try to immediately pick up an intense routine from the get-go, like say for a marathon you just randomly decided to try out for, you’ll be privy to what we call “load spikes.”

Load spikes occur when you overwhelm your body with lots of intense exercises out of the blue, “spiking” your body to its highest extreme with an overbearing “load” of training that leads to a blow-out.

We’ve seen many examples of this at the Australian Institute of Sport, where they spend time measuring these spikes in their trainees.  

So maintaining a more level and consistent training routine over a longer period of time will give you far less risk of injury in the future.

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Why See Physio When Doctor Google Has The Answers

13th
Sep

Why See a Physio When Doctor Google Has The Answers to Your Health Questions

Why would I need to see a doctor or physio these days when doctor Google has all the answers?

Given that Bill is actually older than Dr. Google, he’s actually wiser, and therefore has better answers for you!

In all seriousness, taking advice from Dr. Google is not advisable when you have issues relating to your health.

Depending on your situation or injury, you could potentially make your problem worse by getting incorrect information, or not understanding your injury properly.

For example, you could be suffering from inflammation and end up compounding the issue even more by doing more strength training on the swelled muscle.

Dr. Google provides a lot of content, but is generally out of context.

After all, you could end up with a diagnosis of cancer or syphilis – when all you were searching for was how to heal a sore elbow.

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