Monday Aug 18, 2104
POSTURE… Is the one thing that each and everyone of us can work on and improve is our posture. Posture is something most of us just don’t think about, but now for me it’s all I think about.
Good posture is important because it helps your body function at top speed. It promotes movement efficiency and endurance and contributes to an overall feeling of well-being.
Good posture is also good prevention. If you have poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned, and your muscles, joints, and ligaments take more strain than nature intended. Faulty posture may cause you fatigue, muscular strain, and, in later stages, pain. Many individuals with chronic back pain can trace their problems to years of faulty postural habits. In addition, poor posture can affect the position and function of your vital organs, particularly those in the abdominal region.
Your back has 3 natural curves in it- a cervical, thoracic and a lumbar. Maintaining these 3 natural curves thru life means you have a healthy back.
In order for this to happen a person needs strong abdominal muscles along with strong gluteal and leg muscles to support the back. The real work horse in movement are the hips and gluteal muscles…these muscles will support the back. Your hip, knee and ankle joint are meant to balance out the natural curves in the back when you move. When a kink develops problems are on the way.
If you have poor posture you most likely have muscle imbalances…this leads to the posterior muscle chain not work smoothly and efficiently as it should. You most likely have tight muscles most likely on one side of the body. You may have nagging pain. Your joints may hurt or not move as good as they could because the muscles are so tight. The list of symptoms can go on and on. Symptoms are warning signals….work on your posture and these very symptoms listed can be relieved if not eliminated.
Give FOUNDATION TRAINING a try! Foundation Training will address poor posture, the posterior chain, weak muscles, weak glutei, flexibility issues, poor balance and more. We can all improve our posture…do that and you will improve a lot of other body issues. Contact me for a session or click on the Foundation Training tab visit their site or order a DVD.
Monday Aug 18, 2104