Most of us are aware of the vast importance of doing what we can to ensure our long-term health. Diet and exercise are important, and we must make time to get the right amount of sleep. However, where we often fail is when we find ourselves going through our daily motions.
Exercises that un-hunch your shoulders are needed now-a-days!Whether you are typing away at your computer, tablets or cellphones, you are typically in a hunched over position. As a result, the society that you live in has caused damage to your body.
Posture is an essential part of our vitality, health and energy. When our posture is poor we have less energy flow. When our energy flows are suboptimal, the central nervous system may perceive this as a threat resulting in giving the “cold shoulder” to the paths of connective tissue in the body. The less communication, the more we perceive unpleasant sensations, or pain.
When I complete an assessment prior to training, the focus is on alignment and posture. I try to identify what’s shortened, what’s lengthened, what’s twisted and what’s straight. I take pictures to show it to clients, and the response is usually “I had no idea”, followed by “What can I do about it?” At that point, I talk about the different levels of competence: Unconsciously incompetent: that is the stage when somebody is not even aware that something is amiss.
Sitting too much is bad for you because it destroys our bones and muscles. When we sit all day, there are certain muscles that work overtime and others that fall asleep. Here are a few other things to keep in mind as to why sitting is bad for us.