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When you’re out next have a look around at the example of how badly we need to improve posture these days.
Overly forward heads, rounded shoulders, arched lower backs, feet turned outward, bloated stomachs and many other issues have impacted most of us.
But why? Is it just the fact we spend so much time sitting? Or possibly incorrect training? Yes and yes! But there’s more to it than just these points.
Our lifestyles are vastly different to those of our hunter / gatherer ancestors. But our biomechanics are the same. We are designed to move!
It’s no wonder we fall apart when we sit at a desk all day eating processed foods, scrolling our phones only to come home and sit down some more on the couch.
Luckily, posture can be fixed when you know what is happening and how to correct it. Of course, we have to continue working so not saying you should quit your job and move to the forest but there are steps you can take!
Here are the most important steps for improving your posture.
Weight loss is about more than just eating less and moving more. Although this is the most important factor there are many things you need to do for successful and sustainable weight loss.
If you’re a busy professional or someone who doesn’t have the time for regular meal prep or going on long walks. Strategies that are fast and easy to follow become critical to your overall success.
In this post we’ll cover 2 of the most important things you need to be including into your food & lifestyle that will dramatically increase your chances of success.
Plateaus can happen, setbacks, holidays, crazy weekends and whatever else life may throw at us. That’s fine! It’s about building a solid foundation so that you can enjoy life and look great. It takes discipline and a plan. This post will cover the plan, the rest is up to you!
Getting back into training after a while off can be a daunting task. Lost motivation, lack of routine, uncertainty, reduced strength / fitness & increased chance of injury are all factors that can hold you back from getting the results you’re looking for.
To hit the ground running and see the results you’re looking for as quickly as possible, you need to get on top of a few key points. These include knowing the best exercises, training frequency and intensity, goal understanding, food requirements, possible lifestyle adjustments and a few other key areas that will all be covered in this article.
Having a clear understanding of the following will set you up for success in the upcoming months of your grand return to exercise.
If you have lower back pain, you’re not alone. It is estimated that 70 to 90% of people will experience lower back issues in their lives.
Often, we go to the spot itself and try to stretch it which can lead to some short-term relief. But it doesn’t address the underlying issues causing the pain and can make things worse.
As we start to hit our 30s especially in professional roles where sitting for long periods is a constant reality. It becomes even more important to address these issues before they turns into something more serious.
This post will help you in multiple ways. We’ll cover some techniques you can use to get long lasting relief, postural improvements & strength. We’ll also go over some things you may be doing that could be making things worse & cover some causes that may have gotten you here in the first place.