Why posture is so important
Posture defines how we see the world. Why should you care about having great posture? First and foremost, if you are hunched over, you cut off 30 percent of your oxygen uptake. The brain needs fat, water, and oxygen to function. With forward posture (often referred to as anterior head carriage) your body is put at a structural disadvantage.
So how do we tell if we are exhibiting poor posture? Have a side view of yourself in a mirror. Does your head sway forward? Determine the following:
• How many hours do I spend on devices daily, not just your work computer?
• What is your posture when you are on your devices?
Then when seated, relax your shoulders and try to look at the ceiling. If you are unable to point your nose straight up to the ceiling, it’s likely you have anterior head carriage and poor posture.
Do not let your activities of daily living limit you from staying functional. See your chiropractor to fix your structure (the scaffolding), your trainer to retrain your muscles to exhibit good posture, and consider wearing Intelliskin to keep training your brain. More information on Intelliskin can be found at their website.
What about your kids? What do they look like sitting and standing? It’s very likely lots of kids (which is practically all of them) are on some kind of device for some length of time daily. Check your kids too. Optimal performance in life is not achieved when hampered by structural dysfunction. Do not wait until you or your child is in pain. Take action, and get Back In Action!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My name is Dr. Susan Clark, I am a licensed Chiropractor with a sports background. My niche is sports performance to include medically engineered products to get patients up and moving. Products we have designed are based on real cadaver and chronic patient injury patterns over the last 12 years.