Are teenagers growing ‘skull horns’ due to excessive smartphone use?

Neck strain and bone spurs are certainly possible from poor posture, but some experts doubt that cellphones are the only culprit

Are teenagers growing ‘skull horns’ due to excessive smartphone use?More than a year ago, a pair of Australian researchers published a paper in Scientific Reports to little fanfare. In it, they noted that a surprising number of young people were developing bone growths on the backs of their skulls. The researchers posited that this was due to the amount of time they spent looking […]

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn experts

Poor posture while sitting has the potential to lead to many negative side effects. We all know that sitting improperly has a definite impact on our bodies, especially our backs. However, there are many unseen impacts that you might not have considered, highlight experts

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn expertsSitting for long hours can be quite a challenge for a lot of us. However, sitting in a bad posture could be much more destructive, say experts. Posture refers to the way an individual holds alignment of spine in the body with all its adjoining structures. It includes every single movement that a person makes. […]

Right postures have the power to change your life

In a series of experiments it has been observed that the way you stand, walk or sit affects many aspects of your life

Right postures have the power to change your lifeEven in poor lighting or at a distance when all the details are fuzzy, you probably could identify your friends simply by how they stand or walk. Posture is possibly the most unconscious expression of ourselves. Yet it is possible to make changes to how we hold ourselves, and in this way we can shape […]

How to correct bad posture caused by prolonged computer use

Many people slouch or strain their necks while working at the computer. A new study shows how jutting the head forward to read more closely compresses the neck and leads to neck and shoulder problems

How to correct bad posture caused by prolonged computer useBefore you get any further in this article, take a moment and notice your posture. Are you sitting (or standing for that matter) with your spine curved forward, shoulders hunched, and with your head tilting forward to look more closely at your phone or computer screen? If so, researchers at San Francisco State University say […]

Here’s why you need to correct your posture while sitting

Changes in posture are a result of bad habits, such as sitting hunched over and not standing correctly. Poor posture also can interfere with an active life. You can lose strength and flexibility, which makes you susceptible to injury

Here’s why you need to correct your posture while sittingSitting for long hours can be quite a challenge for a lot of us. However, sitting in a bad posture could be much more destructive, say experts. Posture refers to the way an individual holds alignment of spine in the body with all its adjoining structures. It includes every single movement that a person makes. […]

Simple fixes for neck pain

If your day involves using a smartphone or laptop, reading a book or magazine, or curling up on a couch to watch TV, your day may also include some nagging neck pain

Simple fixes for neck painSit up straight, keep electronic screens at eye level, and try some strengthening exercises to reduce pain and feel better. Since you bend your body, in an unhealthy position for a prolonged period of time, “It’s an overuse injury. Your body was designed to move, but you’re forcing your neck and shoulders into one static […]

How to deal with lower back pain: Its causes, prevention and treatment

In most cases regarding lower back pain stem from strain or sprain due to simple overuse, unaccustomed activity, excessive lifting, or an accident. In most cases the best move is to wait and see if the pain resolves on its own. If the pain does not improve after three to four days, then it's time to see a doctor

How to deal with lower back pain: Its causes, prevention and treatmentWhat Is Low Back Pain? Low back pain is a universal human experience — almost everyone has it at some point. The lower back, which starts below the ribcage, is called the lumbar region. Pain here can be intense and is one of the top causes of missed work. Fortunately, low back pain often gets […]

Poor posture can interfere with an active life

Most people are familiar with the telltale look of aging — the slouching posture that makes men look small and feeble. Age can wear down the discs in your spine, which causes them to compress. Moreover, posture can worsen with age and cause back, neck, and shoulder pain. Adopting corrective lifestyle habits can help you stand up straighter

Poor posture can interfere with an active lifeChanges in posture are a result of bad habits, such as sitting hunched over and not standing correctly. “Over time, these habits can create muscle weakness and imbalances that trigger spasms and place stress on your neck, low back, and shoulders, says Dr David Binder of the Orthopaedic Spine Center at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. Poor […]

Woke up with a stiff neck? Here’s what to do next

Waking up with a stiff neck is not really a great way to start your day, here’s what you can do to deal with this problem

Woke up with a stiff neck? Here’s what to do nextGive your neck a gentle stretch There are a number of neck exercises that can help to relieve the pain of a stiff neck. Shelly Coffman, at 360° Sports Medicine and Spine Therapy in Portland, Oregon, recommends the following to get blood flowing, move inflammation out and let nutrients in: Lie down flat, with a […]

How to increase height as an adult

While adults cannot do much to increase their height, they can take steps to avoid age-related loss of height

How to increase height as an adultSome people are unhappy with their height and wish they could be taller. Unfortunately for most adults, there is not much that can be done to increase height. After age 18, most tricks to increase height will not work, even with good nutrition and exercise. However, there are ways to appear taller and prevent loss of height, […]