Good posture was impressed upon us
When you see this picture you might assume that the curvature in the spine does not refer to you. Perhaps you think of it as an ‘old person’s’ malady, with a curvature signature to many people as they age. As a massage therapist looking to solve pain issues, this hyper-kyphosis is commonly seen in younger and younger generations, including teenagers.
Slouching, forward head posture and rounded shoulders from carrying heavy backpacks, studying, looking down at gadgets for long periods of time, and just trying to ‘look cool’ can wreak havoc on the cervical and thoracic spine. The prolonged slouching and bad posture creates an over stretching of the middle back muscles as they are too weak to handle the forces from the front.
It’s okay to tell your kids, “Sit up straight!” They may think you’re nagging but good habits need to start early!
- Posture Do’s and Dont’s (naturalremediesblog.net)
- Good Posture is Important For Your Health! (lapetiterawse.wordpress.com)
- Bad Back Exercises For Bad Posture (strengthandfitnesssite.wordpress.com)
- Top Three Postural Problems Caused by Sitting and How to Fix Them (hmswellness.wordpress.com)
Posted on April 1, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged bad posture, Fitness, Forward head posture, Health, Kyphosis, Long-term complications of standing, Musculoskeletal disorder, Poor posture, thoracic spine, Trigger point. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.