Postural fitness is one of the new buzzwords of healthy lifestyle thinking – and for good reason. Over 2 million Australians experience back problems every year and postural fitness is one of the most powerful ways to address preventative health.
Postural fitness means optimal spinal alignment. It gives you greater strength and endurance, better coordination and balance. Postural fitness can also prevent problems that may occur in your muscles, joints, and ligaments. It can also prevent potential injury. An active spine is a healthy spine and a healthy spine leads to a healthier life.
Today we seem to spend a vast amount of energy and effort understanding the functions of our latest phone and tablet while worrying less about the health and fitness of our bodies. Start today and adopt healthier workplace habits.
How many of us are sitting for the majority of the day whilst at work? Did you know that sitting too long can increase the stress on the discs between your vertebrae Cause the natural curve in your back to deteriorate Reduce the function and stability of your spine, lead to inflammation, pain and possible early degeneration of your spine.
Brügger’s Postural Break.
- Perch at the edge of your chair
- Turn your feet out slightly
- Have your feet be slightly farther apart than your hips
- Tuck your chin in slightly as if nodding “yes”
- Breath into your tummy
- Slowly exhale actively by blowing the breath out through your lips while rotating your arms outwards (palms forward or turned out) Spreading your fingers as far apart as possible lifting your breastbone slightly
- This can be performed once or twice for every 20-30 minutes of prolonged sitting.