Our Sweetest Enemy
I wanted to share something that is becoming quite prevalent–forward head posture (FHP). There is a name for everything! My chiropractor was giving me a bad time about my posture and now that I am aware, wow, most people have poor posture! Have you seen younger people with their heads forward at such young ages? FHP can add up to 30lbs of abnormal leverage on the cervical spine. It can also lead to as much as 30% loss in lung capacity which leads to heart (increasing blood pressure) and vascular problems, headaches, and the whole gut is affected. Why is this happening? Kids of all ages wear back packs (sometimes up to 30-40lbs) with more weight than should be carried, we lean forward when typing, video games, phones, and tv. Eventually the muscles and bones become locked into this form if we don’t correct it. It is important to stand up straight. Your ears should be over your shoulders-like the last picture. Put your back up against the wall and see if your head and shoulders can touch the wall–like the 2nd to last picture. Try staying in this position for at least 30 seconds. If you can’t do it, some exercising is in order to stretch those muscles back out. Stand up straight when walking (like last picture)–like you have a book on your head. Do your health and spine a favor.
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