(NAPSI)—Sitting too long in a conventional chair at the office or on the couch at home is bad news for the body—but you can do something about it. According to chiropractor Dr. Todd Comer, who specializes in musculoskeletal and repetitive stress injuries, it can weaken the muscles of the spine, decrease metabolic activity, which is linked to heart disease, and can even decrease a person’s life span.
Lake County Fire Rescue’s Station 20 in Umatilla is not staffed most of the time because firefighters are needed at other stations when firefighters are on leave.
(NAPSI)—Reality TV shows, online webcasts and YouTube videos have encouraged many people to try the do-it-yourself (DIY) route when it comes to tackling less-complicated home renovations or fixes. Often, there are advantages to DIY projects, such as financial savings, learning new skills, environmental benefits and more.
(BPT) - You’re spending your nights standing on the sidelines, cheering your daughter as she dribbles a soccer ball across the field. Or maybe you’re cheering on your quarterback son as he yells “hut” at a football scrimmage. The school year - and its associated sports - is an exciting time. But with that excitement comes the risk of traumatic injuries - including concussions.
The death of a 1-year-old toddler in his grandparents’ Groveland home in February remains largely a mystery, although public records related to the case point to two possible causes that are being investigated by authorities.
(BPT) - When it comes to heath and wellness, nearly 73 percent of Americans are trying to take better care of their health today than just a few years ago, yet 49 percent find that other things take priority, according to The Futures Company. However, experts say the more you customize your wellness plan for your personal needs and style, the more likely you’ll support your fitness and health goals.
(NewsUSA) - Who wouldn't want to avoid back surgery if there was a real alternative?
(BPT) - With Americans working longer hours than ever before, most homeowners yearn for a luxurious place to relax and unwind at the end of a hectic day. This is likely why the bathroom is the most requested home renovation project, according to the National Association of Homebuilders.
Lake County sheriff’s officials are trying to identify a suspect they believe attacked a sleeping 14-year-old girl in her home last week.
(BPT) - Kathy Hesselgrave’s 90-year-old mother’s health declined to the point where she was no longer able to live in her home by herself. Because her mother needed help cooking and taking her medication, Hesselgrave found herself taking care of her mom, splitting the days and nights with her niece. Other family members pitched into help, too, but it became too much.
Clermont police have filed DUI and other traffic related charges with the State Attorney’s Office against a driver involved in an accident on Aug. 2 that sent Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s mother, Ata Johnson, and her passenger to South Lake Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
(BPT) - Labor Day signals the end of summer and the start of exciting new fall activities, but what does the holiday really celebrate? The answer: the 155.6 million people age 16 and older in the American workforce. Gathering with family and friends is a must, but that doesn't mean you should spend your day off worrying about party details. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be a master party-planner and everyone will have a great time - you won’t even have to turn on the stove!
(BPT) - For parents faced with kids’ changing tastes and opinions, navigating back-to-school shopping can be a harrowing process. Buy him the wrong backpack and he’ll be the uncool kid on the bus. Pick out the wrong jeans for her and she’ll be shamed by society. While neither scenario will cause kids any real harm, there is one area of back-to-school shopping where a wrong move could have health ramifications for kids – shoe shopping.
(NAPSI)—After soldiers return home from demanding tours of duty, they’re eager to resume the simple pleasures of life, like spending time with family, enjoying abandoned hobbies or reconnecting with friends. But the warriors—as well as their caregivers—often learn that resuming “normal” life can be a challenge.
(NewsUSA) - Marvin Mallon, 86, and his wife, Reva, know how important it is to plan ahead before embarking on a long journey -- especially when it comes to their health.
(NAPSI)—As the new school year approaches, college students everywhere are preparing for their trip back to campus.
Load the heaviest items on the truck first. And to avoid injury, always bend your knees and lift with your legs, never your back. (NAPS)
A Mount Dora man, who initially told police he was shot in the foot during a drive-by shooting in May, has allegedly admitted to shooting himself — an injury that apparently didn’t leave him unable to run.
(NAPSI)—More than 9.2 million children are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries every year, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but your kids don’t have to be among them. You’ll be better able to protect your youngsters if you and their other caregivers learn a few skills that could save a child’s life.
Shannon Eberenz, of Deltona, was arrested on a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle after a chase that went through Leesburg, Fruitland Park and into Marion County early Monday morning, police reported.
(NewsUSA) - Summertime. It's the time of year to put your feet up, relax and have a little fun. So, why not make it a little safer for the whole family?
(BPT) - Summer is all about spending time outdoors – either at home or away. Whether you’re hitting the road or taking a trip to the local park, it’s time for fun in the sun. And when you’re preparing for fun outside, remember that there are safety concerns to consider as well.
A Lake County prison guard, who crashed her car into a retention pond and then reported it stolen to authorities, has been arrested for making a false report of a crime, authorities said.
(NAPSI)—According to the National Safety Council, injuries related to falls are still a primary concern for seniors, and with good reason: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states one in three adults aged 65 and over experience a fall each year.