Happy New Year
Well the holidays are over and most of you will be getting back on track with your training or some of you will be thinking about starting training.
In this blog I wish to discuss the importance of body alignment. What do I mean by this??
Well when we are born, unless you have a disability, most of us are born with our joints and limbs straight and in balance. We are flexible, our feet point forward and we have full range of movement around our joints. The best way to observe this is in newly born children or toddlers who haven’t been corrupted by life style yet.
As we get older all this changes unless you stay aware of how your body works and compensate for any miss-alignment. Start looking, you’ll see people running, walking or cycling with their feet turnt out. A lot of people can no longer touch their toes or kneel comfortably. These are all signs that your body is out of alignment. This can create lower back, hips or knee problems which can eventually lead to operations or chronic pain.
Other things that cause the body to be out of ballance is an injury or a medical procedure.
Most people either never correct the issue, or give up because it is painful or takes a long time. But perseverance is one of the best things you can do for yourself as it will keep you mobile in older age.
So if you’re thinking of personal training, joining a gym for the new year they should be able to assess you and help with exercises or stretches that can improve your situation.