Posture Tip #1: Keep Your Head in the Game

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If you Google “pillars of health” you’ll find lots of lists. The 3 pillars of health—good nutrition, exercise, and sleep—are joined by the 4 pillars of health, the 5 pillars of health, and even the 6 pillars of health. But nowhere in these lists is posture mentioned as one of the pillars. I did find it in one of the lists under “active lifestyle” along with a myriad of other things.

As a professional in a field that deals with postural education, I’m not surprised in the least. Posture is typically overlooked as a contributing factor in things from back pain and breathing to digestion and headaches. Continue reading “Posture Tip #1: Keep Your Head in the Game”

Neck Tension and the Hokey Pokey

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As a kid I loved doing the Hokey Pokey.

If you come from an English-speaking country you’re probably familiar with the participation dance and its distinctive tune and lyrics.

The Hokey Pokey’s great—if you’re doing the Hokey Pokey dance.

The problem is you might be doing bits of the Hokey Pokey all day long without even realizing it. And your body is suffering for it.

Let me explain. Continue reading “Neck Tension and the Hokey Pokey”

How Language Shapes Us

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The word Neck figures prominently in the English language.

Some days, your coworker is “a pain in the neck”. Some days, she may frustrate you so much that you could “wring her neck”.

Your boss can “breathe down your neck” pressuring you to finish that report by the end of the day. And you don’t know how you are going to get it done because you are “up to your neck” in so much work.

You can “stick your neck out” to help a friend in trouble.

And on and on.

The problem with talking about the Neck is that over time it becomes its own thing. Continue reading “How Language Shapes Us”