Pandemic posture: sitting too long in the same position without moving. Slouched forward, rolled in shoulders and forward head posture. This position puts a lot of strain through our joints, discs, ligaments and muscles. It is only a matter of time until this ‘pademic posture’ starts to cause pain.
For some, this will be the first time they have experienced low back or mid-back pain, neck pain or headaches, or dizziness or lightheadedness (or some other problem associated with their poor posture). Others will experience a worsening of an existing problem.
There are a few simple strategies to help reduce the strain placed on your body from pandemic posture:
There are some specific movements that will help combat your long sustained poor posture patterns. The video below will help guide you through some quick, effective stretches/exercises:
Remember, your best posture is your next posture. Move more and you will feel, heal, and function at your best.
If your problem persists, it may be time for a visit to your local chiropractor where they will be able to examine your posture in more detail.
Be posture aware,