|Posted on November 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM|
We are all looking for the safest way to stay active, to meet our health and fitness needs. While we cannot prevent every injury, there are a few things that can be integrated into our work out program to steer us closer to health.
Our posture is super important when looking at injury prevention. When we do not have optimal posture we do not have optimal movement patterns. This can lead to overuse injuries such as tendinitis. Incorporating exercises that counter act activities of daily living can help to straighten us up.
We were created to do everything in front of ourselves. We end up hunched over our computers, crouched over our kids or straining our necks forward for a better look. These are everyday tasks that wear on us, but cannot be avoided. To counter act all we do, it is important to find exercises that open up our bodies, let us stand tall and most importantly, take in a beautiful breath. Exercises might include reverse flies, hip extension, back extension or standing Y T I's. This will help to activate understimulated areas while stretching out tight, overactive areas.
Massage therapy is also a great way to combat poor posture. By opening up our shoulders and hips, we can have better overall alignment and prevent many types of injuries.
We cannot prevent all injuries, but there are things we can be aware of. By focusing on our posture we eliminate poor movement patterns, breathe more effectively and create more possitive energy.