‘Smartphone pinky’ is just the latest injury caused by excessive smartphone use.
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It’s almost impossible to be without a smartphone these days – but the way we hold and sit while using them can cause an array of physical health problems.
Masks hide just part of how you communicate.
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In the age of masks, improve your interactions by using all aspects of human communication.
It may be as simple as standing neutrally.
Movement is crucial even when you are sitting down.
It’s often said that “bad posture” can cause neck pain but science seems to indicate that other factors might be at play.
There’s not only one correct sitting posture. Mixing it up is the best thing to do.
Contrary to what you might think, there’s not one right way to sit. According to the principles of ergonomics, there are three good options.
Robert Cadzow, 13, with brother Adam, 13, and mum Frances, using a gentle postural care system to align his body shape.
Good posture is important for everyone – but for people with disabilities it can be a life saver.
How do they do while sleeping what we can barely do at all?
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These birds spend long periods, often asleep, standing on one leg. Is it passive biomechanics or active nervous system control of their muscles that allows them to do easily what’s impossible for us?
Having a bad posture is believed to be one of the contributing factors of postural hunchback.
If you don’t alternate your posture at work, the stiffness can build, making it harder to straighten your spine. This can contribute to developing a hunched back.
Practice makes perfect posture?
We often think of posture as a physical thing – but our minds play a crucial part too.
Too much sitting may increase the risk of developing diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and it may even cause premature death.
More people are getting standing desks in response to our increasing knowledge about the harms of sedentary lifestyles. But can you transition to standing at work without causing yourself harm?
Scoliosis is a sideways curve that can’t be fixed by simply sitting up straighter.
Scoliosis can affect children of all ages and can have particularly severe effects when it develops early or in association with another medical condition. If the condition progresses and becomes severe…