Posture Ballon

By Stacey Higgins, Remedial Massage TherapistWatch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

IT’S NOT NEW TO HEAR THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE BETTER POSTURE. IN TODAY’S SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTED SOCIETY THERE ARE CONTINUOUS STUDIES ABOUT ITS ADVERSE EFFECTS AND HOW IT IS SERIOUSLY AFFECTING OUR WELLBEING BUT DO YOU KNOW WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT? FIND OUT HERE.

Hunching over, especially for long periods of time, will cause some muscles in the neck, back and chest to remain contracted. If this becomes a regular position then the muscle fibres can get stuck together which can send pain shooting through the area. This may cause local pain, pain down the arm, up into the head or chest pain. It will restrict the way you can move and stop you from getting out and enjoying the summer the way you want to. Sustained bad posture will also reduce the space for your internal organs which may cause digestion problems and a reduced lung capacity.

There is continuous talk about having good posture but what constitutes good posture? Here are a few checkpoints to take note of.

Your ears should line up with the middle of your shoulder

Your shoulder blades should be parallel with the spine

The lower back should have a slight concave curve

Weight should be distributed evenly through both hips and legs

Ankles should sit centrally over feet

Even knowing all this doesn’t mean you will remember and be conscious of it during the day. One way to remind yourself is the posture balloon. Picture you have a helium balloon tied to the top of your head. It is pulling your head up, your shoulders fall down naturally, weight is distributed evenly. What colour is your balloon? Make it as big, beautiful and colourful as you want.

Your balloon is always there, but it is unrealistic to be aware of it every second of every day so just try to remember it whenever you see the colour of your balloon. For example if your balloon is red, every time you pass a red car, a fire hydrant, stop sign, a red light or anything red you will picture that balloon holding you up. If your balloon is a colour that isn’t around as much or you want to be reminded more often then buy some stickers from the newsagency in the colour and stick them where you will notice them, on your computer, your phone or in your car.

You can find more articles like this in our Summer 2016 issue e-magazine!
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Summer 2016 magazine cover