Silicosis has been long recognized as a serious threat to the health and safety of workers in the mining industry. A common disease resulting from exposure to silica dust in mines, silicosis is caused when small inhaled dust particles containing silica become embedded in the workers lungs.
For many people, cardiovascular training can seem like a daunting task. With February being cardiac health month, now is the time to get your blood pumping. The general perception is that you have to spend a lot of time running long distances to reap the benefits of cardio exercise. In fact, there are plenty of ways to squeeze in an effective cardio workout – in as little as 20 minutes or less!
Health Versus Weight
The reality of the world we live in is that most people would prefer to be thin. This is a concept perpetuated by the media, but also by the healthcare industry. The general thought is that the size of your body is an indication of the health of your body, but often this is simply not the case. It is quite possible for a “healthy weight” individual to experience health issues, just as it is possible for an “overweight” or “obese” individual to be completely healthy.