Fitness Friday No2 - Good posture!
I hear everyone groan and pull their shoulders back! But is good posture really intended to be that hard to maintain? Should it be an effort? Put simply, no! We are perfectly designed to be able to stand comfortably, and sit comfortably, without any strain or pull on our muscles and joints. It is our lifestyle and tension or stress that create the hurdles. So to be able to sit and stand comfortable we have to think beyond our shoulders. A healthy spine is S shaped,
What is best for back pain, rest or movement?
Opinions on whether to rest or to move have changed dramatically over the years. Many years ago if you had a bad back, the advise was to lay flat for several weeks. However, research and science has proved that movement actually is much better for most instances of back pain. Many people I see are in a lot of pain, and as a result of that pain, they tense and brace themselves when they move and the muscles remain in spasm. Often people want to stay in bed or just sit, but t