Bad Posture is an Epidemic

Bad-Posture-ExamplesBad Posture. Why do so many of us suffering from it?  Did you know that bad posture contributes to some very common health problems like headaches, backaches, numbness in hands, constipation, neck pain, and even numbness in feet?

Why You Have Bad Posture

Wallets in our back pockets, heavy purses, lifestyle choices, computers, gaming — all of these things have the ability to throw your alignment out of whack and cause bad posture and back pain.

According to Health Me Up, other causes of bad posture can include:

  • Nutrition
  • Weight
  • Genetics
  • Habit
  • Fashion

What Can You Do to Fix Bad Posture

This site offers some good tips – but I think first thing is being aware of it as an issue.  You don’t know what you don’t know and the key to fixing anything is to know it needs to be fixed. So, ask someone you trust to evaluate your posture for you by sight.

And ask people around you to help in your quest for better posture. Have them keep an eye out and whenever they see you committing the crime of bad posture, tell them to call it out! Awareness of when you are doing it can help break bad habits.

I am constantly battling bad posture –it’s a challenge all the time. When I get tired, it gets worse. I have a few friends at CrossFit that help call it out for me. Have you ever seen a pic of yourself that someone took unbeknownst to you and noticed your slouch? I have –and man, it looks horrifically bad. Not flattering and personally, I think it makes you look heavier than you are. I don’t need any help in that department!

Warmup

  • Agility Drills
  • Drills
  • DROM

WOD
Push Up, Pull Up, Double Under Ladder
15m AMRAP

first one you do: 1, 1, 1
second: 2, 2, 2
third: 3, 3, 3
So on up to 15 for 15 mins.
I got up to round 12.

Gotta say my Double Unders are getting better. I am stringing four or five together now. Progress people, that’s what its all about —



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