Posture

Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Office work has changed considerably over the previous couple of decades and has become sedentary in nature. Physical inactivity at workplaces and particularly increased sitting has been linked to increase in cardiovascular disease, obesity and overall mortality. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of workplace interventions to reduce sitting at work compared to no intervention or alternative interventions.

Author(s): 
Shrestha, Nipun
Kukkonen-Harjula, Katriina T.
Verbeek, Jos H.
Ijaz, Sharea
Hermans, Veerle
Bhaumik, Soumyadeep
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: The number of people working whilst seated at a desk keeps increasing worldwide. As sitting increases, occupational physical strain declines at the same time. This has contributed to increases in cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. Therefore, reducing and breaking up the time that people spend sitting while at work is important for health. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of workplace interventions to reduce sitting at work compared to no intervention or alternative interventions.

Author(s): 
Shrestha, Nipun
Ijaz, Sharea
Kukkonen-Harjula, Katriina T.
Kumar, Suresh
Nwankwo, Chukwudi P.
Publication Title: 
Physical Therapy

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this qualitative systematic review was to assess the evidence concerning the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions in the management of temporomandibular disorders. METHODS: A literature search of published and unpublished articles resulted in the retrieval of 36 potential articles. RESULTS: Twelve studies met all selection criteria for inclusion in the review: 4 studies addressed the use of therapeutic exercise interventions, 2 studies examined the use of acupuncture, and 6 studies examined electrophysical modalities.

Author(s): 
McNeely, Margaret L.
Armijo Olivo, Susan
Magee, David J.
Publication Title: 
Physical Therapy

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this qualitative systematic review was to assess the evidence concerning the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions in the management of temporomandibular disorders. METHODS: A literature search of published and unpublished articles resulted in the retrieval of 36 potential articles. RESULTS: Twelve studies met all selection criteria for inclusion in the review: 4 studies addressed the use of therapeutic exercise interventions, 2 studies examined the use of acupuncture, and 6 studies examined electrophysical modalities.

Author(s): 
McNeely, Margaret L.
Armijo Olivo, Susan
Magee, David J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Gerontological Nursing

In many cultures, eating has both nutritional and social functions. To the elderly it can be a symbolic experience embedded in lifelong patterns and cultural preferences (Kolodny & Malek, 1991). The environment during the mealtime goes beyond the physical into the social arena. A properly balanced diet promotes health, contributes to the prevention of disease and disability, and aids in recovery from illness and accident.

Author(s): 
Holzapfel, S. K.
Ramirez, R. F.
Layton, M. S.
Smith, I. W.
Sagl-Massey, K.
DuBose, J. Z.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Psychophysiology: Official Journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology

Prototypical respiratory-facial-postural actions ('emotional effector patterns') related to six basic emotions had been extracted from an ensemble of physiological reactions present in subjects reliving intense emotional situations (Bloch & SantibaÒez, 1972). Subjects reproducing these actions could evoke the corresponding subjective experience, which suggested their use as an experimental model for generating controlled emotional states.

Author(s): 
Bloch, S.
Lemeignan, M.
Aguilera, N.
Publication Title: 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Across two field studies of romantic attraction, we demonstrate that postural expansiveness makes humans more romantically appealing. In a field study (n = 144 speed-dates), we coded nonverbal behaviors associated with liking, love, and dominance. Postural expansiveness-expanding the body in physical space-was most predictive of attraction, with each one-unit increase in coded behavior from the video recordings nearly doubling a person's odds of getting a "yes" response from one's speed-dating partner.

Author(s): 
Vacharkulksemsuk, Tanya
Reit, Emily
Khambatta, Poruz
Eastwick, Paul W.
Finkel, Eli J.
Carney, Dana R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

Biomedical research has led to the hypothesis that inflammation is the culprit behind almost every modern chronic illness. Hence there is interest in techniques that can resolve acute and chronic inflammation. A natural method involves connecting the human body to the earth (earthing). When done during sleep, earthing normalizes the daily cortisol rhythm, improves sleep and reduces pain and inflammation. Direct electrical connection with the earth enables diurnal (daily) electrical rhythms and electrons to flow from the earth to the body.

Author(s): 
Oschman, James L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Environmental and Public Health

Environmental medicine generally addresses environmental factors with a negative impact on human health. However, emerging scientific research has revealed a surprisingly positive and overlooked environmental factor on health: direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth. Modern lifestyle separates humans from such contact. The research suggests that this disconnect may be a major contributor to physiological dysfunction and unwellness.

Author(s): 
Chevalier, Gaétan
Sinatra, Stephen T.
Oschman, James L.
Sokal, Karol
Sokal, Pawel
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: This article describes interaction of the Earth's mass-electrolytic conductor on the electrical environment of human organism-aqueous environment and skeleton. In this environment, bioelectrical and bioenergetical processes take place. METHODS AND SUBJECTS: Measurements of electric potential on tongue, teeth, nails, and in venous blood in subjects earthed and unearthed were conducted in Faraday's cage with the use of an electrometer placed outside the cage. Measurements were performed in subjects in lying position and in movements of standing up and lying down.

Author(s): 
Sokal, Karol
Sokal, Pawel

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