Is your pain persistent? Do you feel fatigued? Do you feel like you should be stronger than you are? If you say yes to these questions, then you are experiencing what modern life does to our bodies. Our lifestyles of persistent sitting, improper motions and bad habits contribute to why we cannot get comfortable. The common story of pain, fatigue, weakness and lack of energy continues because we move wrong.
Why do we move wrong? The correct movement patterns were natural and prevalent during the time we were babies. Child development and milestones were monitored closely until the age of 6 by their doctors. As children grow, their movement patterns are shaped by learning from their guardians and loved ones. When was the last time you had someone tell you to sit up or stand up straighter? Unfortunately, this discipline has been forgotten as we try to keep pace with society.
Adults today live in a fast-paced lifestyle that has compromised their healthy habits of daily exercise, home cooking and quality time with family members for the 40-hour work week, fast food and screen time. We move wrong because there are posture and movement traps that we fall in to as we perform our daily activities and develop bad habits.
The human body was not designed for a sedentary lifestyle. Improper posture and movement can affect all our body systems such as: nervous, circulatory, digestive, muscular, skeletal, and respiratory systems. The way the body counteracts these imbalances is by altering its posture and movement which affect the body’s center of gravity. Take notice of yourself and others. The most common posture is forward head posture, rounded shoulders, sway back and slouching. Altering your center of gravity affects how our weight is distributed which adds stress to the joints, muscles, and visceral organs.
How do you counteract the negative effects of gravity? Watch your posture and re-learn natural movement patterns of how to hold your body against gravity with the help of Chiropractic and Foundation Training. Chiropractic care focuses on the integrity of the spine to allow the nervous system to communicate effectively with the rest of the body through chiropractic adjustments. Visit your chiropractor to stimulate your nervous system to function optimally!
Foundation training (FT) is a series of movement and posture that will teach you how to effectively counter gravity by altering your joint biomechanics. FT decompresses your spine naturally and uses gravity to strengthen and lengthen the muscles that support you. FT is very challenging on purpose. Use that challenging nature to pique your curiosity about how far you can take your newfound strength.
Chiropractic and Foundation training create lasting change in your body. Here are some ways that your body may change: increased vital capacity of the lungs in 360 degrees space and vertical expansion, decompression of the entire spine, hip flexor stretching and strengthening, neck muscles stretch and lengthen, proper posture, more energy, more strength, less pain, more stability and more flexibility.
My name is Dr. Taylor Andrews and I am a Chiropractor in Lafayette, IN. I have been practicing foundation training for a year. It has made my life easier and my body stronger. I had back and neck pain, flat feet and complained of fatigue. After learning how to move properly during my normal activities, my health improved drastically. While training, I lost weight, my pains were diminishing, the arch in my feet were developing and I am able to think clearly and smile more often.
What should you do about this problem of moving wrong? The simple answer is to learn to move correctly. In order to undo your discomfort and move past pain, read “True to Form” by Eric Goodman. Learn the movements from foundationstreaming.com. Review the movements in person at Better Life Chiropractic.
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