Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature’s own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that’s both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.
Have you ever thought about the way you breathe? Becoming aware of our breathing can lower our stress levels and affect our overall health. This article outlines a few techniques that may help you relax in less than 10 minutes. http://ti.me/1a0Yg20
Stretching is an essential component of both exercise and health, as it helps to maintain flexibility and range of motion in your joints. Check out 34 illustrations created by Vicky Timón, a yoga expert and author of “Encyclopedia of Pilates Exercises,” to show you which muscles are affected by different stretches. http://bit.ly/1OQLrWx
Dry brushing is a fast and easy way to clean and exfoliate the skin – the largest organ of your body – while also stimulating the lymphatic system. Anyone can do this in as little as 10 minutes for great results everyday! http://bit.ly/1ctuIbS
Are you having, or have you had, pain at the base of your thumb for no obvious reason? Maybe the physical toll of texting has caught up with you. This article provides information and solutions to help alleviate and prevent pain in the thumb joint caused by texting.http://bit.ly/1WvrwVk
Piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle spasms and irritates or compresses the sciatic nerve. It often causes symptoms similar to sciatica, though it is not caused by a spinal problem like sciatica is. If you are having sciatica symptoms, application of massage to the piriformis muscle may help relieve them. Learn more about piriformis syndrome here: http://www.spine-health.com/video/piriformis-syndrome-video
Did you know that the human body has 206 joints? There are 6 types of joints – pivot, hinge, saddle, plane, condyloid, and ball-and-socket. Here are some detailed 3D x-rays of the joints in motion! http://bit.ly/1A4LrfB