Readers Ask About Watching Body Positioning
I received letters asking about the photo. Several readers did not catch that the reason for the photo was that both people were standing in terrible rounded forward posture. Some readers thought the photo was not of bad posture, but showed people with interest in the game or that they way they were standing was a needed position to see the ball.
The rounded and tilted forward position of the upper back, neck and head is a bad positioning that is a major cause of:
- Upper back pain sometimes called Upper crossed syndrome
- Herniated neck disc
- Numb fingers
- Shoulder pain and rotator cuff injury
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One way to tell is to check your arm rotation, shown in
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Crunches, many common Pilates exercises and many other exercises done every day done for "health" are in rounded forward or bent forward positions. They are counterproductive to health, to posture, and to strengthening:
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Look in your fitness magazines and videos and look around during fitness classes and the gym to see if you can see the forward head and a rounded upper body. It's a handy reminder that it is not healthy, and to exercise in better, healthier ways.
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