He got irritated when he noticed that water is easily getting into his eyes when he was washing his face. He washed his mouth but water keeps spilling. He then consciously felt the numbness on the right side of his face. This is a recount of what a friend felt over his personal discovery of the Bell’s Palsy. In the past month, two people close to me were diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. I also knew very recently that an aunt and a cousin have also experienced this way back in the 80’s and have recovered. It is a condition that causes facial muscles to weaken and enter into a paralysis. With the frequency of this event, at least for me, I started to research on how Bell’s Palsy starts and how it can be overcome.
The busy office desk job has brought about sedentary living among all of us who work nine-to-five (or more) daily. Our jobs have wrapped most of us in our own computer cocoon, leaving us with few opportunities to physically interact and move around while working. I, myself, am guilty of this deskbound living as I manage every aspect of development and operation of my company in the U.S. at daytime and in the Philippines at night time. I literally live in front of the computer.
I am certain that most people can relate to this need for movement and fitness since the verge of the Internet has made life very easy for us all – we shop online, we talk to friends through our social networks, we create service requests online, etc. Though these changes have brought the much-needed change for the rest of the world, one must always remember that these good things of technology and the Internet of things should not be an excuse to be careless of our health or be lazy in being mindful of our body.