CHECK OUT YOUR POSTURE…
It has often been said that a positive or powerful posture creates peak performance and as a health professional I definitely agree! If you work at an office or spend any amount of your workday sitting (even in the car), read on — as the information I’m sharing here can save you from expensive doctors visits and ongoing body pain.
Imagine a strong, confident person standing in front of you. What kind of posture does that person have? Undoubtedly, the person in front of you is standing tall with an open chest and head held high. It’s a person who looks ready to take on the world! So how do people see you? Your posture actually says a lot about your personality and conveys body language to other people without you saying a word! When I’m looking at a client, their posture says a lot to me about how their joints and muscles are working.
INJURIES AND MAKE A GOOD
Posture doesn’t just create a good impression of high performance – it’s an essential part of preventing your body from developing long term injuries and pain. Our modern day workplaces don’t tend to help with this! In fact, according to ergonomic statistics, over 65% of employees are suffering from some sort of back, shoulder or neck pain. As a physiotherapist assessing people’s muscle tone and strength every day, I’ve realised that so many everyday aches and pains can be traced back to poor spinal alignment and posture! Having the right core muscle control (read: strong back and abs) can play a big part in what your posture is doing.