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Posture

Why the Floor Is Your Friend

Stacy Barrows | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Stacy Barrows

The floor, after all, is for foot traffic. It's hard... needs a good cleaning, and is much farther away from our derrières than the comfy sofa. The floor has a bad rep. But as a movement therapist, I have learned that the floor is my friend. Here are three reasons why:

Understanding the Real Source of Back Pain

Sonima.com | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

Back pain, and everything it represents, is nothing more than the body telling the host that he or she cannot load the spine the way the spine was designed to load in the position of the "S" curve.

"Sit Up Straight!" The Mental Health Benefits of Good Posture

Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Science
Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin

Remember when your mother told you to "sit up straight?" Apart from what your mother may have considered proper decorum, good posture appears to have many surprising mental health benefits.

Are You Hunching Over Your Desk Right Now?

Allure | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Allure

Are you standing or sitting up straight right now? You should strive to be, since having good posture is an indication of how healthy you are mentally and physically. I asked Lindsay Newitter, who teaches the Alexander Technique, a method of holding and moving the body without tension, to give us some advice on how to achieve better posture.

This $22 Standing Desk Is The Ultimate Ikea Hack

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business

Interested in trying a standing desk but put off by the price? Check this out. Colin Nederkoorn, founder and CEO of Customer.io, has designed a si...

Don't Just Sit Less -- Sit Better

Katherine Krug | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Krug

Sitting is unavoidable. You can't pace up and down the aisle of an airplane during your flight, or in a theatre during the movie. In most culture's it's impolite to jog in place while eating a burrito. The solution is not simply sitting less; it's sitting better.

4 Ways Technology Is Making You Age Faster -- And What To Do About It

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty

You can't deny technology has made many things easier. But, like with so many good things, too much can be a bad thing. And with people using their sm...

Do You Make These Seven Mistakes in Yoga?

Annalicia Lynn | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Annalicia Lynn

Just because you did something one day, doesn't mean it's right for you body the next day. Just because you could do it, doesn't mean you should. Give yourself permission to experiment with what works best for you, day-to-day.

The Ultimate Guide for a Healthy Back in 2015

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Good posture, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle -- believe it or not, all of these things are important factors in avoiding back pain. It can be difficult to make the changes you need to get healthy, but don't worry, I've got your back!

Simple, Sustainable Tips for a New You This New Year From Fitness Guru Denise Austin

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Unfortunately, many of the most well-intentioned New Year's resolutions fizzle by February. They're done in by a lack of commitment or a lack of know-how. That is where Denise can help.

7 Posture Tips To Help You Feel Younger

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com “Stand up straight! Stop slouching!” Your parents admonished you, you admonished your children, and they are prob...

Jacqueline Howard

The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

Smile, don't slouch, and don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite. But new research shows that your body language does much more than just change the way other people see you -- it can even change how you see yourself. Psychologists describe this phenomenon as "embodied cognition." Just watch the latest video in our Talk Nerdy series above to learn more.

How To Get Better Posture in 20 Seconds –- All You Need Is A Towel

OWN | Posted 10.09.2014 | OWN

Many of us spend eight hours (or more) of our work day seated at a desk, hovering over a keyboard. Unless you have the diligence of a prima ballerina,...

6 Reasons Good Posture Can Make Your Whole Day Better

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Want to have more confidence, increased motivation, lower stress and the ability to basically rule the world? Sit up straight. Yep, just like your ...

Power: The New Valium

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

High-power posture can change our physiology, psychology and behavior. It can make us more competitive while decreasing our stress levels. Thus far no troubling side effects have been reported. The price is right. Sounds good to me.

10 Awesome 'Handsomeness Hacks' for Looking Your Best Right Now

AskMen.com | Posted 08.13.2014 | Style
AskMen.com

Fortunately for you, even if you weren't as lucky in the genetic lottery as Brad Pitt, there are a number of tactics you can avail yourself of in the service of making the most of what you were given.

Changing the Art Movement

Shai Baitel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Shai Baitel

Around the world, artists come together and decide to work, create, and at times even live under the same roof. There are many reasons for this phenom...

Wake-Up Fall in Your 60s

Celeste Carlucci | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Celeste Carlucci

Your 60s are a great time to start making each walk a mindful meditation. Pay attention to every step.

Can a Book Change the World?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Maureen Anderson

I want to inspire other people, to show them they aren't alone -- and to offer solutions they maybe haven't considered.

The Painful Truth About Office Back Pain

Greg Voakes | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg Voakes

Let's face it. Work can be a pain. Between deadlines, abrasive coworkers and budget cuts, the full-time office life often threatens to squelch even the cheeriest of employees. Now new research is proving what many of us have suspected for years -- work can be a literal pain, too.

Stand Up Straight: It's Good for Your Health

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Good posture and balance also have health significance far beyond looking taller without heels or being able to look like a tree in yoga class. These two traits are critically important in preventing falls, one of the major causes of death among the older population.

How to Really Stand Up (Straight)

Betsy Polatin | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Betsy Polatin

Your full stature is you as full and expanded as you can be. This is not a rigid or puffed-up stance, but your body will feel slightly expanded and toned. Full stature often includes a feeling of self-confidence because you are aware and engaging your whole sense of self.

3 Ways To Improve Your Posture -- And Why You Should

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 09.28.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If you’d rather not be someone who is hunched over, walks slow, and has chronic joint pain, then stand up straight!...

Technomyalgia? Tips to Relieve the Pain

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Do you need pain relievers every day because you're sore from sitting and typing, texting or slouching? I've dubbed this new pain syndrome "technomyalgia," because it causes pain and muscle soreness.

WATCH: The Best Way To Sit At Work

William Goodman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living

Important news usually calls for sitting down, but in this case, we'd like you to stand up. That's because, as you may have heard, the sitting pos...