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Don’t be a slouch!

Thoracic mobility are two words that many of you may not be familiar with but as we sit for hours on a computer, your thoracic mobility decreases and you start to look like this.

Over time, you train your muscles to essentially sustain this activity and sitting up straight becomes painful. At this point, you can no longer just sit up straight to correct it. Before we get into correcting your posture, lets talk about why you need to correct it in the first place.

Your body has a series of pathways for veins, arteries and nerves. These are essential to helping your muscles and everting else work properly. As you sit in this position, you compress all of those.

What happens as a result can be headaches, neck pain, back pain, muscle deactivation, numbness/ tingling, jaw pain, shortness of breath, etc.…. Our bodies are not designed to sit in chairs all day long. We are designed to move dynamically but if you don’t use it, you lose it.

If you get to this point, you will have to correct it with daily exercises. Here are 3 exercises to get you started: Perform each exercise 20-30 times moving from 1 to 2 to 3 then rest for 30 seconds and repeat 1 more time. After you are done, perform stretch #4 and hold for 1 minute. Do this daily and you will see results after 1 week. Each video shows proper form. Then finish

  1. Bridge ups- Essential to help strengthen the foundation of your spine.

2. Supermans

3. Thoracic Rotations

4. Chest Stretch- Elbows bent 90 degrees and the elbows contact the walls before the hands do. Squeeze the shoulder blades for a more intense stretch.

Thank you to our Model Madison. She loves family projects. Have a great day. If you need more help, please schedule a session online at www.hadlcenter.com

Check the link below for a lower body stretching routine.