If we look at just the average of 4-6 pounds that comes out to being about the weight of a half gallon of milk. If you are out for part of the day or even the majority of the day that weight will eventually wear on you and become challenging. If most people were told they need to carry around a half gallon or sometimes a full gallon of milk all day, most would probably say no way. Some would do it but would likely being in pain or discomfort by the end of the day.Read More
Daily Tips & Advice
Do you suffer from chronic neck, shoulder, or low back pain?
If so, have you paid attention to how you breathe?
As you’re reading this blog, do a simple exercise. Place one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach, and take a deep breath in. If the hand on your chest moved upward and the one on your belly doesn't move at all, you are probably not breathing as efficient as you can.Read More
If you work in an office or at home, chances are you spend a good amount of time sitting in front of a computer. This can vary from a couple hours a day to 40+ hours/week. It might not sound like a lot, but after 5-10 years, prolonged sitting can negatively affect your health.
Many people don’t think about posture or ergonomics until they start feeling uncomfortable sitting at their desk. This can include, but not be limited to, headaches, shoulder tightness, wrist soreness, and low back pain.Read More
How we sit, stand, and do activities can either help or hurt us when we have an injury. When most people sit at work, in their car, or at home their head comes forward, shoulders roll in, and we arch our upper and middle back.Read More
The real question is how walking contributes to my neck pain. When we take a step our arms follow and swing the same. So if you take a step on your right leg then your left arm swings forward. Then when you bring your left leg back your right arm follows it. This is the normal mechanics of gait. Your arm mimics and follows the opposite leg. When you walk if the stride of your right leg is longer than the stride of your left leg then you will immediately have muscle imbalances. Some of the muscles that deal with the arms and shoulder movement during gait attach to the head and neck, and if there is muscle imbalances this can contribute to a neck complaint.Read More