Friday, November 24th, 2017

May

May is National Correct Posture Month

“Deviations in the body’s center of gravity caused poor posture, which resulted in intestinal problems, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, poor health, decreased quality of life, and a shortened life span.” – Freeman JT., Posture in the Aging and Aged Body, JAMA 1957; 165(7),pp 843-846 JAMA

40% of 11 year old children have poor posture - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17302855 

Poor Posture in the workplace results in 34% of all lost workday injuries and illnesses according to OSHA publication 3125.   

"Loss of the cervical curve stretches the spinal cord 5-7 cm and causes disease." - Dr. Alf Breig, neurosurgeon and Nobel Prize recipient

“Better than 90 percent of the energy output of the brain is used in relating to the physical body in its gravitational field. The more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy available for thinking, metabolism and healing.” - Dr. Roger Sperry, neurobiologist and won Nobel Prize in 1981

"For every inch of forward head posture, it can increase the weight of the head on the spine by an additional 10 pounds." (Kapandji, Physiology of the Joints, Volume 3)

Long-term forward neck posture leads to "long-term muscle strain, disc herniations and pinched nerves." (Mayo Clinic Health Letter, March 2000)

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