We all know that the amount of time we spend sitting down in our daily lives (commuting, desk jobs, Netflix binge etc) is not doing our bodies any favours.
Being locked in one position for many hours of the day is the total opposite of what the human body has evolved to do and this makes our joints and muscles unhappy.
Stiff, wonky bodies which then get taken to sports are going to have difficulties (read: injuries) because the fundamental movements needed at each joint just aren’t there in most post-childhood Westerners nowadays.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, there are plenty of little things that you can do every day that’ll make a massive difference to your posture and your body.
We’ve enlisted the expert advice of Postural Alignment Therapist, Posture Ellie (@posture.ellie), to share five super simple things to start integrating into our day to help us out.
1. Lots of people have totally lost the ability to ‘hip hinge’ and this is a major contributor to many people’s back pain. When you can’t move your pelvis and hips properly, the spine has to take the burden.