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Posture Health Talk
Transcript of Posture Health Talk
After a time, poor posture feels normal and continues to regress further from correct posture.
This is "a [vicious] cycle where slouching and slumping pull the spine's vertebrae out of alignment, which in turn leads to muscle tension that can cause even more slumping and slouching".
When poor posture feels normal it becomes harder to correct because the muscle memory now stores the information needed for poor posture, and has disposed of the memory for correct posture. Posture, when correct, helps to increases one's ability to breathe, and allows muscles to work at optimum capacity. When slumped over, the lungs have less room to contract and inflate, therefore, decreasing its capacity to obtain the maximum amount of oxygen needed.
The rounding of the shoulders can cause pain as stated in the University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter;
November 2000, "Increase in neck and shoulder pain may be due to the postural problems in the upper body including rounded shoulders and jutting the head forward. Decreased Lung Expansion,
Neck Pain, Back Pain, Jaw Pain,
Increased pressure on the heart. A yes to any of these questions means your body is not being treated as best as it possibly can.
And your predisposing your self to back pain, headaches imprpoer breathing, increased pressure on the heart, and the list goes on. 8) The human body is not meant for long periods of inactivity.
Our bodies can adapt to almost all physical activities we put ourselves through.
Inactivity is an activity in itself.
You may think of sitting on the couch watching TV or slouching at your computer desk for endless hours as inactivity but your body is still functioning actively.
If your shoulders are rounded forward for hours at a time your body will adapt. The human body is not meant
for long periods of inactivity. How it effects the spine Subluxation ? Dr. James Elmslie City and Takapuna Chiropractic Posture The position of a person's
body when standing or sitting,
or the carriage of the body as a whole Definition: Good vs. Bad Sway
Head Normal Understanding Posture Superficial Deep Intermediate Intermediate What makes Bad Posture, Bad? Bad posture is a modern day health epidemic that is much worse than most people naturally assume. Posture is the window into your spine. The spine has a powerful relationship with the brain, spinal cord, and overall organ function. This intimate connection means that poor posture and spinal health will lead to an overall decrease in brain and organ function.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/030956_posture_health.html#ixzz2P9iUM4YP Laxity of muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Predisposition to Disc Herniations How do muscles change
the position of the spine? Worst Case Scenario What can you do? Lift your Sternum.
Sit back in your chair.
Lower your chair so your screen
is at eye level.
Keep your feet flat on the ground
and uncrossed A misalignment of the vertebra associated with nerve interference. The “Manga Report” 1993.
This comprehensive study reviewed all the published literature on low back pain and made some astounding suggestions. In a nutshell, it concluded that: chiropractic should be the treatment of choice for low back pain – excluding traditional medical care altogether! The best reason to have
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