Being a personal trainer for so many years has lead me to believe that the biggest muscoskeletal complaint is the back. Current and past clients regularly come to me with general pains and achiness in both the lower and upper back. After doing some postural assessments, it is usually safe to say that many of the issues that have come about for these clients have been posture related.
The spine is usually taxed when a person sits or stands for prolonged periods. Sitting can cause a person to round his or her shoulders forward. The hips get overly tight, as well. There are quite a few compensations that occur after an extended time sitting or standing with poor posture.
In general, just getting up and walking around a bit is tremendously helpful to reduce a lot of the achiness. It is highly recommended to become aware of poor posture and habits that contribute to it. Some of these habits, such as carrying a heavy handbag on one shoulder, can be easily remedied.
Another common culprit is poor sleepng positions. Sleeping in awkward positions or with a mattress and/or pillow that shifts the spine out of alignment can cause havoc on the muscles of the lower and upper back.
Optimally, the experts say sleeping on your back is the safest way to prevent issues that may arise from poor sleeping positions.
Aside from being aware of and correcting poor posture, people should fit in a consistent stretching and strengthening program. Find a posture expert, such as a personal trainer, with a lot of experience in helping to achieve these goals.
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