Most people think that suffering through each day with neck, back, and other joint pain is just a fact of life. But it doesn't have to be that way. Author Jeff LaBianco, a doctor of physical therapy and certified strength and conditioning specialist, explains how simple tweaks in your posture can dramatically reduce pain caused by arthritis and other ailments. In this guidebook, you'll learn how to change your positioning to optimize your health; maintain good posture in the workplace; choose shoes that are comfortable; and design exercise protocols that promote good posture. The suggested exercises are easy to do and can be incorporated into your daily routine. By focusing on postural awareness at all times-when you are sitting, standing, walking, lying, and lifting-you can reduce stress and pain and improve your health. Discover key concepts in stretching, strengthening, and conditioning that can dramatically improve your quality of life. You can start Defying the Pains of Gravity.