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Tech Neck – A Technological Affliction in the 21st century

Advancement in technology has led to the introduction of many handheld devices used by people in the society. Some of these devices are tablets, Smartphone, laptops etc. In recent times, most people have become glued to their devices to the extent that you seldom see people who don’t use their devices at least once in every 2 minutes. This is because these devices make everything easy for us. Work and enjoying entertainment can now be performed 24 hours within and outside the office because of unlimited access to internet activities provided by these portable devices. This has led to a technological epidemic found among people around the world. This epidemic is known as Tech Neck.  What is Tech neck? Tech neck...

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The Overlooked Muscle that is Provoking Your Bad Posture!

This important muscle causes flexibility issues in your chest. It can cause back pain and it can cause shoulder pain. It also has been known to cause a shoulder injury. The major muscle that I’m going to discuss today is your PEC minor or your pectoralis minor muscle. This muscle goes from your Coracoid process to your scapula also known as the shoulder blade and then connects your third fourth and fifth ribs.   The Pec Minor is known to cause so many ailments in people and it's often overlooked. You might not even know that this muscle even exists. I personally didn't realize this muscle was so stiff on myself until someone tested it on me. If this muscle is very...

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The Importance of Having Good Posture

Good posture is number one to maintaining good health. It is just as important as good nutrition, getting enough exercise and sleep and avoiding alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. The human body craves good alignment. Whether you realize it or not, if you have good posture it may be the difference between feeling good and healthy and being chronically in pain, tired and unhealthy. Improving your posture gets your body back to its center of balance and improvement in your health. Good posture is not just about standing up straight, but being aware and connected to every part of your body. Proper alignment supports our weight, reduces physical effort, strain and produces fluid, graceful movement. Our bones are meant to be...

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How to Fix and Improve Posture

Good posture defines us, as it determines the way we walk, sit, and stand. Often, people develop bad posture without knowing. There are little things we do on a daily basis that can affect our posture, ranging from the way we sit, stand, and sometimes the way we walk. If nothing is done to correct the bad posture, over time the person tends to start bending and develops stiffness in the joints and other parts of the body. The following list offers several ways to improve your posture, making you more flexible and agile. Avoid slouching when walking: One of the best ways to improve your posture is to avoid slouching while walking. According to physiotherapists, most cases of poor...

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Does a Posture Corrector Brace Work?

So what's up about posture correction braces and shirts? Do they help you or do they do nothing?  Do you suffer from back pain, stiffness, or self-consciousness because of posture? Bad posture can stem from an injury, bad habit, or genetic predisposition, but with time, effort and the right tools, it can be corrected. Everything from your sitting position, your ability to live an active lifestyle, and your emotional state can be negatively impacted by poor posture. Incorrect posture and alignment creates muscular imbalances, which can lead to further imbalances below the upper body.  Muscular imbalances are caused by a variety of factors and lead to tightness in certain areas and weakness in other areas. Muscular imbalances and the resulting discomfort related to poor back posture...

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