Good posture results when the muscles of the body align properly, allowing for efficient movement. When your body’s muscles and joints are balanced and supported properly, you’re better able to perform everyday activities, such as squatting to pick up a box of envelopes or walking down a flight of stairs efficiently.
When you are poorly aligned, the joints in your body (e.g., shoulders, spine, hips, knees and ankles) do not fit together properly. This causes some muscles to work harder than others. Over time, those muscles become tense while the others weaken, creating muscular imbalances that slowly devolve into poor posture. As posture deteriorates further, joint movements become restricted and the differences between tense and weak muscles places greater stress on your joints, which then have to compensate. This causes pain, stiffness and loss of motion throughout the body. But fix these imbalances, and your posture (and the pain associated with it) will improve.
Did you know…
- That back pain is the leading cause of sickness absence from work…
- Everyday posture issues cost the NHS 1.3 million pounds…
- Everyday it costs the UK economy 37 million pounds, that’s an incredible 19 billion pounds a year!
- In the UK Approx. 30 million adults will suffer back pain this year, of these 10 million will still be in pain in 12 months and 6 million will have been out of work for 3 months or more! (*Figures courtesy of BackCare.org.uk)
With these staggering statistics can you afford not to be proactive with your staff…? Prevention is surely better than cure…! Following a posture assessment, Smart Health & Fitness will demonstrate and document a corrective strengthening and stretching exercise programme for you, based entirely on the findings of your postural assessment. Weekly/monthly assessments will then follow to monitor technique and form, ensuring that the individual is making progress and performing the set routines in the correct way.
So what are you waiting for…?
Contact Matt today on 07968 442442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a free site assessment or have a chat about the time slots and solutions we currently have available.