FORWARD HEAD SYNDROME
How do so many people end up like this? There are many factors that contribute to this, but at the end of the day it’s summed up as “weak” posterior chain muscles.
Desk jobs, working on computers all day, texting, factory jobs where you are always looking down on a conveyer belt, lack of good posture when standing and walking, carrying heavy backpacks everyday, and so many other repetitive movements lead to this.
How to avoid this common appearance…AWARENESS! Practice good posture when doing all the above movements. We all have to go to school and to work. Pick those heads up,retract the shoulder blades, pull the chin in and slightly down, navel pulled back towards your spine, carrying your weight over the heels. Try it! If this feels awkward or is difficult to do…you are headed for trouble. FOUNDATION TRAINING will teach you proper movement patters.
I am working with a gentleman right now with this issue. His head is so far forward he can not get his torso over his hips! Imagine having 30 extra pounds protruding from your neck over your toes! This is a recipe for disaster!
Look at your child with his backpack on and see what he looks like. Look at your co workers today and notice how the sit in their chair at the computer.
When you are at the grocery store today waiting in line notice all the people texting…what do their bodies look like? If you are a busy surgeon, what does your neck and shoulders feel like after a long case?
Good Posture is your ticket to a healthy body and overall better health as the years go by! PRACTICE FOUNDATION TRAINING!
Sat June 21,2014
Today is officially the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. The good news is at least it’s on a Saturday. It will be a sultry 93 day today.
For those of you reading who do not live in the south…our heat is just plain “steamy” this time of year. You can step outside at 4 am to let the dog out and break a sweat just standing there. Enough about the weather.
Let’s talk a little healthy lifestyle.
Get yourselves outside today! I know it is hot…but the action is outside in the air. Do some yard work…it does count as exercise. Take a bike ride, walk a nature trail. Get in the shade and do a few Foundation Training exercises and decompress. Go to the kids baseball game… Have a cookout or better yet go to someone else’s! Just get out of the house! The good air is outside…
I for one will have a golf lesson…practice a little. Have some yard work and errands to get done. I am going to hit a friends cookout and catch some OLE MISS baseball! WIN BABY….almost to that final game.
Newsletters going out tomorrow…check your e-mail.
Have a great longest day of the year…have some FUN!
I don’t care that it is Fri the 13th…it’s just Friday to me. All Fridays are good!
Off to work I go today. Then some FT clients this afternoon. My weekend will pretty much consist of yard work and being glued to the US OPEN… Especially if Phil is in contention! I’m so hoping he can complete the slam,
There is Ole Miss baseball to keep with also. I love the SEC!
If anyone needs a dentist please contact me. We have two awesome dentist where I work. Contact me and I can make it happen…
Also, get to the gym…get outside and move those bodies! Your health is everything!
Monday June 2nd
I’m up at the hotel waiting on some coffee. They say the breakfast area opens at 6:30… I’m hoping I can get coffee before that. I am accustomed to coffee maybe within the first 5-10 minutes that I am up. I still have an hour to wait! UGH!!!!
I try to stick to a routine as much as possible when I am out of town. Always try to get up early and go to sleep early if possible. Still try to eat on a timely schedule and as healthy as possible. I hate to go to bed on a full stomach.
Still try to get some exercise in even if it is only a walk around the hotel.
Then do my Foundation Training exercises…even if it is just decompression breathing and gentle hinging. Just enough to get me feeling tall and relaxed.
I like to do things this way because it keeps things a habit. It’s makes it easier to get back into my daily routine when I get home.
Well, gotta go now. Still waiting on the coffee. Gonna take a stroll around the building.
Have a great day