If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or that little postcard reminding you to schedule your next dental appointment shows up in the mail. However, you should really give your pearly whites more a... Read more
You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or your mom forces you to go to the dentist. However, you should really give your pearly whites a closer look. After all, your teeth are one of the first thin... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
Is stress wearing you down? Are your muscles tense and your posture less than perfect? Bringing yoga, a touch of Eastern culture, into your Western lifestyle may be the perfect answer to help you unwind both your body and mind.
People of all age... Read more
Hello everyone! I'm new to this board but not to Spark People. I'm using the SparkCoach program (it's pretty great, BTW), and one of the community challenges was to come to this board and discuss posture. It just so happens that years ago I posted... Read more
When I was a member of The Fat Boys Club I unknowingly discovered that if I hunched slightly forward my big belly wouldn't protrude as much. Now I stand more erect with my shoulders comfortably back. The odd thing about this was that I hadn't really... Read more
I am about halfway through a temp job that is very physically demanding. It has helped me get through a plateau in my weight loss. I am checking 288 small mammal traps and hiking over difficult terrain (going up and down steep hills in wooded areas,... Read more
I was told once to stand tall and pull in my stomach and then tie a string around my waist and it works. When I get forgetful about remembering to stand tall, I put a string around my waist.... Read more
Hi, There, Spark Friends. I found I can improve my confidence level 50% and my stamina simply by sitting up straighter with shoulders down, back and neck straight, and head almost floating on my neck. I just know when I walk away from this computer t... Read more
Braces and other supportive devices are great to use when recovering from an injury and to prevent re-injuring a joint that is still unstable from a previous injury. Braces can give the joint the support it is lacking because of poor ligament st... Read more
I've blogged in the past about my battle with my posture, because I have been a sloucher since I was a kid. It's something that makes me cringe when I look at pictures of myself and think "Why doesn't anyone ever tell me to stand up straight?" Havi... Read more
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