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Category: How the Body Works

Posture and Pain

There is an issue in our society. It seems that everyone has the misplaced idea that they have bad posture. I hear it thrice daily, at least. What is posture? All around us, at all times, gravity is pushing down, pushing down hard. And gravity

There is an issue in our society. It seems that everyone has the misplaced idea that they have bad posture. I hear it thrice daily, at least. What is posture? All around us, at all times, gravity is pushing down, pushing down hard. And gravity

High Heels Are Bad But Where Do They Come From?

I recently did an interview for a magazine on high heels. It was all about back biomechanics and other boring subjects. However it got me thinking about how strange it was that high heels are so common in our society, and why that may be. And

I recently did an interview for a magazine on high heels. It was all about back biomechanics and other boring subjects. However it got me thinking about how strange it was that high heels are so common in our society, and why that may be. And

Breathing, everyone does it, but do they do it well?

Apologies to the avid fans of Errol St Osteo’s newsworthy, and occasionally glib, blog, there was an incident between a parked car, an aggressive driver and a Bill clad Bicycle that resulted in prolific and verbose swearing… and a fractured thumb. But we’re back and

Apologies to the avid fans of Errol St Osteo’s newsworthy, and occasionally glib, blog, there was an incident between a parked car, an aggressive driver and a Bill clad Bicycle that resulted in prolific and verbose swearing… and a fractured thumb. But we’re back and

Left and Right Handedness, what and why?

Left and Right-handedness Did you know that 90% of the world’s population are right-handers? Aside from parrots we are the only animals on earth that are not split 50-50 with our handedness preferences. Why? Well we’re not really sure. For the last few days I’ve

Left and Right-handedness Did you know that 90% of the world’s population are right-handers? Aside from parrots we are the only animals on earth that are not split 50-50 with our handedness preferences. Why? Well we’re not really sure. For the last few days I’ve

Phones and Necks and Falling Off Heads

Last week we (collective ‘we’ of the interwebs and of Errol St Osteo) got a bit excited about a graphic and it’s associated article published in The Atlantic. The image is attached to this post, thank you The Atlantic. It described that leaning forward and

Last week we (collective ‘we’ of the interwebs and of Errol St Osteo) got a bit excited about a graphic and it’s associated article published in The Atlantic. The image is attached to this post, thank you The Atlantic. It described that leaning forward and

Sleep: a history. Sleep: some advice.

Did you know that long distance migratory birds can fly with one half of their brain asleep? Or that aquatic mammals can traverse the ocean with a similar process? Or that numerous students daily attempt a similar approach to their education? Well that last example

Did you know that long distance migratory birds can fly with one half of their brain asleep? Or that aquatic mammals can traverse the ocean with a similar process? Or that numerous students daily attempt a similar approach to their education? Well that last example

Sitting is not the new smoking, but immobility???

The last few years has seen a massive rise in the mantra “Sitting is the New Smoking.” Now I take umbrage with this statement on a few levels. First of all in our classic black and white films post-coital couples are not reclining in chairs

The last few years has seen a massive rise in the mantra “Sitting is the New Smoking.” Now I take umbrage with this statement on a few levels. First of all in our classic black and white films post-coital couples are not reclining in chairs

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