It’s 3 PM and you're at the office. You've had a long day and there are still two hours left. You find your shoulders and back aching and a headache that you blame on stress.
We have all had aches like these and said, “That's where I carry my stress."
The truth is, we are not stress camels with physical storage areas for the mental anxieties we build up through the day.
When you sit at a desk, in a car, or, even in a hair dresser’s case, have your arms working in front of you all day, you are on your way to bad posture and regular headaches.
These repeated motions--especially sitting at a desk--place the body in a bad posture for many hours a day, day after day. The constant forward head posture causes the body to adapt. The body recognizes the repetitive posture that you are doing everyday. To be more efficient the body tightens the muscles you are using to get into those postures. This leads to near-permanent posture changes.
Now for a Little Anatomy…
When the head is forward, the sternocleidomastoid, scalenes, upper trapezuis, and levator scapulae become overactive and tight. The deep cervical flexors become weak. The head permanently migrates forward .
This can cause a whole cascade of problems. The cervical spine (neck) becomes straight. This can cause compression of disks, pinched nerves, and headaches.
Massage, stretching, and most importantly better posture, can offer relief. If you have heard from your chiropractor, “Your neck is straight, and you need traction,” you can bet that the former muscles mentioned are tight.
Using a firm ball, you can massage the muscles on the side and back of your next as well as the shoulders. For more information, check out this YouTube video:
Better Posture for Life
The long term solution, however, comes from better sitting habits and improved posture.
I designed Posture PT to do just that. It's a safe, comfortable way to retrain your posture--for less than the cost of one readjustment! It's been scientifically verified to improve posture in just 30 minutes.
Try Posture PT for 30 days. If you don't feel dramatically better, send it back for a full refund. I'm so confident in this product I'll personally refund any returns.
You have nothing to lose. Give Posture PT a try today and reclaim a healthy, confident posture.
You'll be glad you did.
Corrective Exercise Specialist