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The Impact of Staying Still: Start moving your t-spine.
Did You Know: forward head posture
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The Impact of Staying Still
Stop for a minute and think about how long you've been sitting in the position you're in.
Staying in one position (and poor posture) impacts your thoracic (thr·a·suhk) spine mobility. Not good.
What is your thoracic spine?
Well, it's the middle section of your spine. It starts at the base of your neck and ends at the bottom of your ribs.
It's built to rotate, bend forward (flexion), and extend backward (extension).
When you lack movement in your T-spine, you might experience neck, shoulder, or lower back pain.
Adding daily thoracic spine mobility exercises will help get you out of pain.
But can also improve:
Digestion: your abdominal organs get more space to work. Your poops might be more regular. ;)
Breathing: increased ribcage mobility will improve the expansion and contraction of your chest.
Posture: A mobile T-spine helps align the neck, shoulders, and lower back.
Give Jenna’s 1-minute thoracic mobility flow a try on Instagram. If you don’t have a ball, grab a pillow.
Learn to Scramble Well(ness):
While eating your lunch, waiting for your lunch, or letting go of your lunch, try our wellness-themed word scramble. It's one word a day, and you can find the answer at the bottom of this newsletter - good luck!
Did You Know? Like Really Know…
Moving your head forward by one inch can increase the weight of your head by 10 pounds.
Would you hang a bowling ball around your neck and expect to be pain-free? -didn't think so.
Your head weighs about 12 lbs and should be above your spine. Think ears in line with your shoulders.
So if you move just 2 inches it’s like your head weighs 32lbs. That's a ton of stress on your spine.
It's called forward head posture. It's caused by slouching, sitting at your desk all day, texting.
So what can you do about it?
Change positions. A lot.
Rotate, bend, and extend.
Strengthen your upper back and shoulders.
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