posture

Proprioception Is Key to Improving Athletic Performance

  Looking for ways to improve your physical skill and agility? Proprioception plays a key role in coordinating all movement—from the most “basic” task of taking a step (which is actually very complex) to the most advanced athletic action (e.g., sticking the landing in an Olympic vault routine). Keep reading to learn what proprioception is(…)

Text Neck: How Posture Affects Thyroid and Heart Health

What is “text neck”? It’s a term referring to the pain and postural distortion associated with routinely looking down at your smartphone. When your head posture is too forward (i.e., too far in front of your center of gravity), this causes a reverse curve of the cervical spine. Over time, the tissues become more and(…)

Why Is Bad Posture So Bad?

Posture is important to the health of your spine. Period. This is not a breakthrough concept. The cultural cliche of the parent telling the child to “sit up straight” demonstrates a general awareness that slouching should be avoided. However, if you were asked to describe in detail the potential downsides of poor posture (outside of(…)