The thoracic spine is an incredibly important part of your body, especially if you work at a desk. In many cases, when a client is reporting stiffness in the back they’re having thoracic spine mobility problems.
Ideally, I’d be able to explain how this crucial bit of anatomy works through my themed attraction: Thoracic Park. However, no one has invested in that project yet so we’ll break it down in this article.
Read on to understand what the middle chunk of your spine does and how to get it in proper working order.
If you work at a desk, you probably experience neck aches regularly. These days, it’s one of the most commonly reported chronic discomforts.
Neck issues can result in a host of pain problems including headaches, nerve pain, and even shoulder issues.
In 5 minutes or less, here’s how to make desk life less of a pain in the neck.
In a world with way too much unsubstantiated fitness info, there are a lot of incorrect practices that have become “common knowledge.” Despite your best intentions, you’re probably doing some things that don’t benefit your health.
In today’s article, we bust 4 corrective exercise myths that can affect your fitness.
Hunching over a computer at a desk was rough enough. Now with work from home, a lot of folks have taken to the couch. Over the last month in isolation, increasingly horizontal posture has taken a toll on your spine.
When it comes to correcting posture, or any muscle imbalance for that matter, there are 4 important steps. I call them The 4 S's: SMR, Stretch, Stimulate, Strengthen.
Let's walk through the 4 S's for fixing posture imbalances.
Once upon a time, our Autonomic Nervous System saved our skin on a daily basis.
The fight or flight response was much more useful back when most stressors were giant bloodthirsty predators. Nowadays, our stressors are bills, traffic, ringing phones, and prolonged periods of work stress.
The problem is, our fight or flight response reacts to all these new triggers the same way. Our nervous system can't assess where your stress comes from and give a metered response depending on the kind of stressor. It's all or nothing. Even worse, prolonged stress responses create a web of negative effects.
Learn to manage your stress responses or instead of saving your life, they may accidentally destroy it.
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