Buying footwear off the rack is not necessarily a “shoe”-in. Fit matters and can affect your health and wellness from head to toe.
A little muscle soreness is normal when you try a new activity or push through a tough workout. At what point, however, does soreness signify an injury?
A Pain in the Wrist
That sharp pain in your wrist might be one of the more common repetitive stress injuries—carpal tunnel syndrome.
A 2014 study conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that carpal tunnel syndrome tied for first among nonfatal illnesses and injuries for most days missed from work. The median amount of time someone with carpal tunnel syndrome took off from work was 32 days.
Style doesn’t always come easy—especially for the feet.
For many women, high heels have an enduring appeal, suggesting style and attractiveness, as well as professionalism and power. However, these benefits come with tremendous drawbacks: A survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association reported that 71 percent of women who wear high heels say the shoes cause foot pain.
Spending too much time sitting down can have detrimental effects on your health.
Whether at work or at home, many people spend most of their day sitting. This sedentary behavior may cause increased health risks, since more time spent sitting down is associated with a higher risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and early death. Luckily, introducing more physical activity into your life doesn’t have to be a hassle.
Work-related injuries and deaths may be more common than you think—particularly among men.
Because some jobs put workers in close proximity with the general public, there are rules and regulations for the health and safety of both the employee and surrounding population. Notably, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial drivers to undergo regular physicals to evaluate whether or not they’re healthy enough to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).