In last week's post I talked about posture; what it means to have good posture and why it's important but let's dive a little deeper into the things happening in our body due to bad posture that we probably aren't even aware of.......
So, just to reiterate......
POSTURE -THE POSITION FROM WHICH ALL GOOD MOVEMENT BEGINS AND ENDS AND IS ATTAINED WHEN ALL THE STRUCTURES OF THE BODY ARE IN BALANCE AND ALIGNMENT WITH EACH OTHER.
Makes perfect sense right?? Is your body in perfect alignment for the best quality movement throughout your life?
Are you wondering why you should even care about this??
Why is good posture so important to living pain free especially from back discomfort?? Here are the unchecked effects...or the less than obvious problems poor posture causes.....
LONG TERM, POOR POSTURE CAN CAUSE PAIN AND DISCOMFORT FROM COMPENSATION PATTERNS THAT LEAD TO EXCESSIVE WEAR AND TEAR IN JOINTS AND VERTEBRAE AND TIGHT, SHORT, OVERUSED MUSCLES OR LONG, WEAK UNDER USED MUSCLES
OFTEN THIS RESULTS IN SCAR TISSUE BUILD UP, LACK OF JOINT MOBILITY AND MUSCLE INFLEXIBILITY
...and of course that can all lead to back pain, neck and shoulder pain and much more........
EXAMPLES OF THESE EFFECTS
NECK PROBLEMS….. WEAR AND TEAR TO DISCS DEGENERATION OF SPINE, NERVE DAMAGE, HEADACHES
TEMPORAL MANDIBULAR JOINT DYSFUNCTION….COMPROMISED JAW MECHANICS, TEETH GRINDING, HEADACHES
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE….LEADS TO POOR CIRCULATION AND DECREASED LYMPHATIC FLOW INCREASING SWELLING
SHOULDER DYSFUNCTION - INTERNALLY ROTATED SHOULDERS RESULTING IN IMPINGEMENT, ROTATOR CUFF DYSFUNCTION
DIAPHRAGM….DECREASED RESPIRATION, POOR SLEEP, POOR FAT METABOLISM, DECREASED SPINAL STABILITY
LOW BACK….PAIN, STENOSIS, SCIATICA, DEGENERATIVE DISCS
HERNIAS - CONTRIBUTES TO POOR AB WALL FUNCTION
PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION….INCONTINENCE, POOR SPINAL STABILITY
Some of these effects may come as a total surprise to you and here's what may be even more surprising....they're all preventable and most are even reversible!
If this sounds like you and you are struggling with any of the above, get in touch with me to find out how "the Behan Protocol" can help you overcome poor posture for better health and movement!