Sitting is the new smoking…
Dr. Mercola states that Sitting is the new smoking. About 10,000 studies have now established that chronic sitting is an independent risk factor for poor health and early death. It can also be a significant factor in back, neck, and sciatic pain.
Learn more about the benefits of posture and its effects on your health and pain management in our blog post highlighting Dr. Mercola’s findings:
By Dr. Mercola
Most of our parents drilled into our heads the importance of proper posture; yet modern day life causes us to frequently ignore these great recommendations. What’s worse, many of the posture-correcting strategies our parents taught us turn out to be wrong anyway.
Kathleen Porter, author of Natural Posture for Pain Free Living, is an expert in teaching the principles of posture, and she believes the majority of pain experienced in the world is posture related.
While working as a massage therapist and yoga teacher in 1994, she came across an article written by Jean Couch, in which she discussed and described the skeletal alignment in groups of indigenous people.
Intrigued, Kathleen began studying with Jean, and eventually traveled through Indonesia, Southeast Asia, South America, and northern Portugal, studying the posture of native peoples for herself.
“As I learned from studying them and from Jean, I started incorporating these principles more and more into my own life, and then started teaching this to others.
I’ve written a couple of books. It has just been absolutely transformational,” she says.
“I gave up stretching. I haven’t stretched in close to 20 years, yet I am more flexible and pain-free than when I was working so hard at trying to be that way.”
Read more and full article here
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