From lying on a tennis ball to using bad language: How to roll away aches and pains

From lying on a tennis ball to using bad language: How to roll away aches and pains | UPDATED: 23:05 GMT, 2 July 2012 Breathing using the diaphragm offloads tension in the neck muscles Painkillers such as paracetamol are the first resort for aches and pains.

Workers under increased mental pressure as they take their work home on smartphones

Nation of screen slaves: Workers under increased mental pressure as they take their work home on smartphones Workers are doing more than two extra hours' work every day while commuting | UPDATED: 23:23 GMT, 18 June 2012 Stress levels are increasing as workers are expected to carry on answering emails at home Workers are putting their mental and physical health at risk by continuing to work after they leave the office, a new report has warned.

Pilates can make your bad back worse: Experts agree it can help reduce pain and improve posture, but there are also hidden dangers

How pilates can make your bad back worse: It can help reduce pain and improve posture, but as one woman's story shows, there are hidden dangers | UPDATED: 01:32 GMT, 19 June 2012 Sophie Barnes slipped a disc while doing pilates Like thousands of women, Sophie Barnes decided to do Pilates to get back into shape after giving birth.

Worried yoga will be a bit of a stretch? Here"s our advice for beginners

Worried yoga will be a bit of a stretch Read our expert advice for beginners | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 30 March 2012 Fancy trying out a yoga class but afraid to get stuck in a room full of super-slim women chanting and doing the 'downward dog' Never fear! Here experienced yoga teacher Diana Holland, 53, reveals just what to expect…

How I beat the slump with a vibrating posture suit: The 6K "Robocop" device that"s solving back problems

How I beat the slump with a vibrating posture suit: The 6K 'Robocop' device that's solving back problems | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 25 March 2012 Eifion Rees in the posture suit There are straps made from wetsuit fabric fastened around my arms, torso and head.

Joan Bakewell: "As you get older you"re not in the looks business any more – you look good for your own self-esteem"

'As you get older you're not in the looks business any more – you look good for your own self-esteem': Under the microscope with Joan Bakewell The broadcaster and novelist, 78, on plastic surgery, being weight-conscious and why her life was turned upside down last year 'I've been doing Pilates for 20 years – it helps your posture,' said Joan Bakewell ARE YOU HEALTH CONSCIOUS Yes, I’m cautious.

Doctor, I"ve got iPad shoulder! Using Apple gadget on your lap causes you pain as you hunch over to see screen

Doctor, I've got iPad shoulder! Using Apple gadget on your lap causes you pain as you hunch over to see screen Scientists found using tablet computers encouraged poor posture unless it was propped up on a table Owners of iPads have been warned that using them on their lap can lead to aching shoulders.

Starting to slouch? It may be a sign your spine"s crumbling

Starting to slouch It may be a sign your spine's crumbling Ian Headrick is now three inches taller, having 'grown' from 5ft 8in to 5ft 11in One of Ian Headrick’s most distinctive childhood memories is constantly being told by his parents not to slouch.

High heels "are to blame for flat feet"… but a cure may be around the corner

High heels 'are to blame for flat feet'… but a cure may be a few steps away The risk of flat feet is increased in women who spend more time standing up, according to researchers It is a discovery that might leave high-heel fans feeling a little flat