Monday, 5 March 2012

Check your curves

If you want an example of good posture, just look at a young child – their movements are easy and effortless. As we get older, bad habits such as slouching and inactivity cause muscle fatigue and tension that ultimately lead to poor posture.
Good posture feels effortless, which is why traditional ‘good posture’ suggestions like shoulders back and sticking out your chest may feel uncomfortable too.
Most people would say they feel their posture could be better but it is very rare that we actually do something about it.

Modern living means most of us are not as active as previous generations. We spend long hours sitting at a desk, in our cars or slouching on the coaches.

In these situations you are not using your muscles as nature originally intended. Parts of your body get overworked such as your neck and shoulders whilst others will get weaker, invariably the lower back.

We think about posture as someone having rounded shoulder or hunched over, but it effects so much more. It is very hard keeping a good posture and having a potbelly; if you slouch you will also have poor core strength and weak pelvic muscles.

So check your curves and do your core, pelvic floor and back a favor start looking after your curves.

Yours in Health & Fitness,

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could email me?