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
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'