Some Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind!
If you find yourself slumping over all the time with rounded shoulders, then you need to improve your posture. And for the sake of your health you better get on it pronto.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, about 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time.
Also worldwide it is the leading cause of disability.
About 80% of the population will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives.
Finally, and most importantly, most causes of lower back pain are MECHANICAL. Meaning they are not from some serious disease, but from poor movement.
Link to article: https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Hea….
How to Improve Posture
Posture is a main cause in this lower back pain epidemic. Most people have terrible posture and it doesn’t look like it is improving any time soon.
This leads me to a simple cure for lower back pain: Improve Posture Worldwide!
The average American sits for about 10 hours per day. All this sitting really does a number on your spinal column. It forces you to hunch over more than you should and as a result you become used to this bad spinal position.
So the first step to break this spell is to practice mindfulness so can catch yourself in a bad postural position and work to improve posture.
The second step is to stop sitting so much, which I discuss the best way to stop sitting.
The third step is to strengthen your glutes and abs. I discuss why these muscles are so important.
The fourth step is to mobilize your t-spine and hips. This is super important if you want to have better posture. The hips are the center of the body and help to stabilize and support the lower back. The t-spine helps with the upper back.
This is so important that I actually mad an entire educational course on hip mobility which you can check out here: https://barbellscholar.teachable.com/…
Getting better posture might be a long process but trust me it is very important to improve posture. Doing so will make all of your lifts in the gym better but most importantly it will also keep you feeling pain free and away from injuries.
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