Why work on good form, core strength and stretching!
According to researchers, every inch the head moves forward of the shoulders, the weight is increased by 10 pounds. As a result, if a 12 pound head is held 3 inches forward, muscles of the neck and shoulders are forced to hold up 42 pounds against the unrelenting force of gravity.
The increased pressure imposed on the neck from this altered posture flattens the normal curve of the cervical spine resulting in abnormal strain of muscles, ligaments, and bones. This causes increased aging of inter-vertebral joints resulting in degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.
This poor posture can be the result of daily activities such as stressful driving or long periods of inactivity sitting slumped at a computer desk. The repercussions of poor posture go far beyond just looking awkward and can lead to chronic neck / back pain, headaches, and TMJ. Correction of this poor posture is the key to halting and reversing what can end up being a permanent deformity with chronic pain.
We can help! Come and join us every Tuesday and Saturday to gently stretch muscles that are tight and strengthen those that are weak. You will have fun, feel better, and stand taller!