Tired of coming home from work with debilitating back pain that sends you straight to the couch? Sitting for long periods of time causes certain muscles to tighten and shorten in length, creating a single muscle imbalance which then off-sets the opposing muscles and ultimately pushes the entire musculoskeletal system into disarray. Here’s the good news for posture pain sufferers
It's no secret that I advocate for fitness solutions with real-world applications. I emphasize the importance of the body as a holistic system that demands maintenance and movement in a natural context. There are lots of ways to train the body within these guidelines, but today I'm going to talk about what may be the easiest (and easiest to neglect) way to ensure that your musculoskeletal system stays healthy.
Check out my 3 strength exercises that will help build core strength and great posturehttp://anthonydexmier.com/2015/04/29/three-exercises-for-core-and-posture-that-dont-suck/ and a great stay at home training for when you lack time but still want resultshttp://www.examiner.com/article/get-after-it
Growing up, I can remember my mother saying the following: “Sit up straight boy, stop slouching, do not bend over like that because you will end up with terrible posture.” As a young boy, I had no idea of what she meant. In hindsight, my mother was right (and a great educator too)! In today’s day and age of technology, less activity and overall laziness, the importance of good posture is at all time high.
Many people are suprised when I ask them if they have EVER had a fall, accident or surgery. They usually reply with "Yes, but it was a long time ago." To which I must ask further questions. Just like any good detective goes deeper and wider to find the answer to unsolved mysteries, so must the practitioner who wants to get to the root cause of symptoms. Another way to look at it is that puzzles cannot be put together completely if all the puzzle pieces are not present. Our bodies have no conception of 'time' as we know it, and we cannot assume
I wanted to follow up my blog yesterday on back pain with an article I wrote some time back on using the ol' stability ball as a chair. I have been sitting on one for 10 years! It's the best...anyway, enjoy! And don't spend a lot of money on a 'fancy' ball. The best ball I ever had (and still have) was $7.99 at Ross.
Probably because you sit at a desk all day. And if you don’t and your back still hurts, you should check your standing posture by using a mirror, or possibly get other help - see my other posts on exercise, posture, SCENAR, etc. Mainly you are looking for a few things: your ears should be over your