I want to start the week with the number one exercise for ugly forward head posture. Watch out for more videos and articles in the next few days as I head off to film more YouTube videos on Wednesday.
I hope you had a great Canada Day and a wonderful Fourth of July weekend.
Enjoy the article and video below.
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What is the best posture for your back and neck?
For years, we have been told that a neutral spine is the best posture to maintain. This means your head, neck, and back are aligned in one straight line. Younger people who want to maintain their youthful appearance may choose this type of neutral position because it is generally seen as a sign of youth.
If you have an ugly forward head posture, your back is curved, and your shoulders are rounded forward. However, some people dislike this position because it makes them uncomfortable and can cause pain in their necks and backs. Nonetheless, our “comfortable” posture usually and unconsciously results in an unwanted “forward head posture.”
Forward head posture is a common problem that can develop from sitting at a desk for long periods. The muscles in the back of your neck and shoulders are tight, which causes your head to tilt forward. This can lead to headaches, neck pain, and lower back pain.
There are everyday routines you can develop to correct this posture issue. For one, you should always ensure you aren’t slouching or leaning too far forward while standing or sitting.
Some exercises will help stretch out the tight muscles in the back of your neck and shoulders, just like the one below.
I got Alix to demonstrate.
This exercise will help improve your forward head posture by strengthening your upper back and neck muscles. It will help you fix that ugly forward head posture.
Sit nice and tall. Bring the head back in good alignment with the rest of your body.
Make sure you look straight ahead and then bring the head backward. Remember that you should feel a light stretch in the back of your head and neck. If you feel a strong stretch, you might be overdoing the exercise; doing so will cause irritation and lead to neck and head pain, so be careful.
This is an effective exercise, but you must focus on the little details to get the most benefit and properly address your ugly forward-head posture.
If you have a problem with your head and shoulder alignment, you might not be able to tell until it becomes chronic pain. When this happens, medical treatment might be necessary. So you need to correct this posture issue ASAP.
Remember, a good head and shoulders alignment is important for your health. It can help prevent injury, reduce muscle stress, and improve mental well-being.
Rick Kaselj, MS
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