While many people think that Kickboxing and Muay Thai are very similar, in terms of technique and fighting styles, they are in many ways, completely different. Although there are universal techniques that are shared between the sports, the implementation varies depending on the sport and the individual fighter. Muay Thai, in broad terms, fits under the category of ‘Kickboxing’ though there are more differences than there are similarities.
(CNN)One of your favorite activities may actually be killing you. Our entire modern world is constructed to keep you sitting down. When we drive, we sit. When we work at an office, we sit. When we watch TV, well, you get the picture. And yet, a new study that’s running in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that this kind of sedentary behavior increases our chances of getting a disease or a condition that will kill us prematurely, even if we exercise.
Sleeping position doesn’t just impact how comfortable your rest is, it can also affect your health. And this goes beyond just heartburn and snoring—it could help you avoid neurological diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, according to research published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Sleeping on your side, as opposed to sleeping on your back or stomach, may be a better position for your brain to clear out its waste while you sleep.
Common Causes of Numbness Nerve Compression Any position or disease process that blocks nerve signals can lead to numbness. If you’ve ever sat on your foot for too long and stood up only to find it feels completely “asleep,” you’ve likely been compressing nerves in your leg, ankle or foot. Those uncomfortable pins and needles are usually the sign of nerve function re-establishing itself. Herniated or degenerating discs in the spine or narrowing of the spinal column may press on spinal nerves, causing numbness or abnormal sensations in any area of the body served by those nerves (often in the legs). Any mass, enlarged vessel, scar tissue or swelling from infection or injury may also cause local compression of nerves. One common example is carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs when the median nerve in the wrist becomes compressed by surrounding tissue, causing numbness and tingling in the hand.
Numbness in the legs and feet can occur from simply sitting in one position, but it can also be caused by insect bites or medication. Numbness of the feet can be a sign of serious conditions like fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, or nerve damage. Call your doctor if you don’t have a reasonable explanation for your numbness.