This article has been written to highlight some of the more common examples of bad posture that I see almost every day. It gives a brief description and example of each type and lists the effected muscles (when applicable).
Body alignment refers to the position of our joints relative to each other. Simply put, its the way our body parts are stacked! Checking static standing posture is a way of assessing the body when in a semi resting state. I have written this article to provide an idea of what perfect posture looks like. This article is not however, a guide showing you how to assess yourself as this is pretty tricky to do yourself (more on this at the bottom of the page). It will highlight some of the key things to look for and provide some pictures to help illustrate some of the body’s landmarks.
Human beings are designed to move. When it comes to health and performance it’s movement that matters. Checking static body alignment is important as the position of our joints often dictates where a movement begins and ends. This in turn effects how efficient and safe that movement is. Read more
The purpose of this article is to help give you a true understanding of your core and core stability. I will explain the two main theories on how humans protect their spines; abdominal bracing and abdominal hollowing.
This is the first article I have written for this site and yes… I have chosen the most commonly talked about obvious topic. There are two main reasons why I chose to talk about sitting first.
- Firstly, sitting is without a doubt causing more postural problems for people than they realize.
- Secondly, when I looked around the net the vast majority of articles seemed to be over simplified, or trying to sell so called ‘ergonomic’ office furniture or back supports.