• Posture

    Back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. In addition, the pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking.

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    Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses standing posture strength exercises.
    Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses standing posture strength exercises.
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    Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses Posture Strengthening Exercise
    Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses Posture Strengthening Exercise
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    Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses the philosophy on how to manage getting exercise regularly.
    Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses the philosophy on how to manage getting exercise regularly.
  • Philosophy on How to Exercise Regularly

    From a pure philosophical standpoint, exercise is something that needs to be done.

    The questions turns into how often we do it, with what kind of regularity, with what kind of intensity and that seems to be the number one focal question that we have in society.

    We all think that exercise is a good thing, we all know that we need to do it. It really boils down to how much do you do and when do you do it.

    My consistency over time has been is that I believe in that we should be working out on a regular basis. My normal workout is anywhere between 30 and 45 minutes, and it’s anywhere between five and six days a week.

    What I’ve learned about the body over 35 years is that in any given month we can go through a cycle of having lots of energy to having very little energy. We can go through a cycle of having lots of energy to having very little energy, and what my consistency has been over time is starting to recognize those simple patterns.

    I call them waves, I might have a wave of energy for anywhere between six and ten days, and then I’ll go down to a phase of three to four days where I have no energy. But what I’ve learned over time is that if I’m consistent and I listen to the body, my consistency becomes much greater. Local Physiotherapist

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  • Ergonomics and Posture at the Office - How to Avoid Injury

    Many of us have pre-existing injuries that we take with us to the office. Sitting in a chair can aggravate them a great deal. Low backs, shoulders, necks.

    And we really have to think about the injury when we get to the office. They have very little stamina in them typically, and when you get engrossed into a job and you’re thinking about a project you have a very easy tendency to forget about the injury.

    Make sure you think about your posture position when you’re at work, and get up out of your chair or the ball every 30 minutes, do some light stretching, walk around, have some water. Injuries only have so much strength in them and you’ve got to be thinking about them. Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Smart Food Now and exercise is also optominal for overall health.    

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  • Most people have the seat angle in a reclined position, which puts a lot of pressure on the lower spine.

    This doesn't help us at all in correlation to the legs. We need to get the seat as straight as we can, so we can engage the stomach muscles to the best of our ability. Your posture should be high in the seat, and you need to think about the length the steering wheel is from your body.

    The latissimus dorsi muscle is the most important back muscle in terms of long term driving. If you engage it while you're sitting in a car û fire it up even 10-15%, this will help the upper body.

    Your upper body in correlation to your arms on the steering wheel should be nice and relaxed, with the steering wheel a good distance away in a straight position.
    If you have questions about posture, contact your local physiotherapist or kinesiologist.

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