Latest Greg Thielman Stories

2009-05-08 17:11:25

Many of life's aches and pains can be due to poor posture, a U.S. physical therapist says. Poor posture can lead to loss of shoulder motion, chronic pain, walking deficits, neck-related headaches, the inability to exercise, Dr. Greg Thielman of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia says in a statement. However, aside from contributing to a good appearance, the long-term benefits of proper posture include helping to decrease abnormal wearing of joint surfaces, lessening stress on the...

2009-05-06 20:52:03

The key to good posture -- which helps make a person appear younger -- is good muscle tone, a U.S. physical therapist says. Greg Thielman of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia says good posture is more than just standing up straight and holding your shoulders back. If you don't have the muscle strength, you aren't going to be able to hold that posture for very long, Thielman said in a statement. By maintaining your strength and being consciously aware of your posture, you can...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'