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Can a Book Change the World?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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 04.15.2014 | 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 02.23.2014 | 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 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...

LOOK: How To Sit At Work

Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living

More from Greatist: 47 Ways To Boost Brain Power Now Are Six-Pack Abs Worth It? What's Really In My Hot Dog? Get health and fitness tips at Gre...

Breathing Right Down to Our Bones

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

My colleagues Dr. Alexes Hazen, Tamar Amitay, MSPT, and I recently found ourselves emerged in a discussion about bones. Our bones are fascinating o...

Top 3 Ways To Prevent Shrinking With Age

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.25.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Thankfully, aging doesn't have to be just another word for shrinking! Here are three ways to prevent shrinking with age.

Top 10 Posture Mistakes and 17 Tips to Get Better Posture

Ben Greenfield | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Growing up, many of our parents would demand that we sit up and stop slouching, for no other reason than it might make us look bad. But there are so many other elements to the importance of posture, elements that are affecting millions of us every day

This Will Make You Want To REALLY Practice Good Posture

Frank Wildman, GCFT, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Fifty
Frank Wildman, GCFT, Ph.D.

To me, the visible signs of aging -- stiffness of movement or a slouched posture, for example -- are evidence that we are drying up -- our joint capsules are drier, the connective tissue throughout our bodies becomes drier.

Style Tricks To Slimming Arms, From Bobbie Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

There's nothing wrong with having broad shoulders! But, if you want to add balance, you should draw attention down, according to beauty and fashion ex...

Posture Key For Predicting Your Risk Of This In Old Age

Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty

The shape of a person's spinal column may predict their risk for disability in old age, and thus their need for home assistance, new research has foun...

The Dos and Don'ts of Body Language at Work, From Nicole Williams (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Good posture, a firm handshake and eye contact are crucial in the workplace. When career expert Nicole Williamsjoined me on Mondays With Marlo, she ex...

What I Learned About Image From Miss America Ericka Dunlap, Part One: Preparing for the Big Event

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In my quest to reinvent myself as I turn 60, Ericka had become my image and confidence coach and I was dying to learn the secrets of poise and style so that I could be a better leader and teacher by changing my image. As an image coach, Ericka's skill set was perfect for what I needed.

Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes

Janine Driver | Posted 03.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Janine Driver

Pay attention to these four areas of your body and you are on your way to being the alpha in your pack.

How To Get Your Good Posture Back

Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jenny Everett In yoga class not long ago, I was positioning myself for Sunrise Salutation -- feet together, hands in prayer, gaze forward -- w...

The 5 Things Successful Men Notice First in a Woman

Brandon Wade | Posted 12.31.2012 | Style
Brandon Wade

To understand what successful men look for in a woman, we have to look into how roles and responsibilities have shifted over the past few years.

Improve Your Bad Posture

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.05.2012 | Small Business

Sitting all day not only puts you at risk for sitting disease; it can also lead to bad posture. Andrew Chang personally struggled with the problem,...

Posture Or Posturing: Myths And Reality

Stacy Barrows | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Barrows

At some point in almost everyone's teen years, a well-meaning parent or teacher tells us to correct the way we're standing or sitting. It is a pose based on notions of "good posture" that are more myth than fact.

Improve Your Posture in One Simple Step

Sara Calabro | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

If you commit to this exercise, I guarantee you'll notice a shift in your posture. And if my theory is correct, you may notice improvements beyond just sitting up straighter.

Common Posture Mistakes -- And How To Fix Them

Posted 12.25.2011 | Healthy Living

Many of us make mistakes in the way we work, drive, sit and stand that cause back pain and negatively impact our posture. More often than not, accordi...

Laptop Slumpers, Beware!

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

If you've spent any time in a coffee shop lately, you've no doubt noticed the following phenomena: 1) Despite our best public health efforts, whipped ...

Lose 10 Pounds Instantly

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

For most people, the ultimate goal of weight-loss is to look better. That's what it means to be healthy. Ideally, people want to feel better too, but that's more secondary of a goal.