Poor Posture Affects Your Bones — And Your Mood.
Here’s An Effective Exercise To Remedy Both
One of my most important reads each week is from Vivian Goldschmidt at https://saveourbones.com. My mom, with her osteoperosis, was eventually almost completely bent over from her waist when she passed away at 94.
My mom’s osteoperosis meant that could not hold her head straight up when she walked, her face pointing nearly to the ground. She was confined to bed the last five years. I remember well when her posture started to fail in her sixties at about my age. Since I have inherited that osteoperosis, I am on guard for whatever I can do. However, this information is for ALL of us who spend time bending or hunched forward to look at a computer or our smart phones
Here’s the LINK to the full article. Vivian’s says:
“As we age, weak muscles and years of poor postural habits can lead to an exaggerated forward curvature of the spine, causing a neck hump or kyphosis.
While structural kyphosis may be congenital, or due to structural spinal issues, postural kyphosis is easily correctable with a conscious effort, and this is what we will be focusing on in today’s article.
A neck hump is not a requisite condition of aging. In fact, a “modern” postural disorder called Forward Head Posture (FHP), also known as “text neck,” occurs in people of any age, mostly due to the extended use of cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices.
But what you may not know is how poor posture, including kyphosis and FHP, can affect your stress response and mood.
Today we’re going to examine how proper posture can make all the difference in how you see the world, and how the world sees you. We’ll also show you a simple exercise that can correct postural kyphosis and FHP.”