Is your body working in efficiency?
April 5, 2017 3:06pm CST
If you have trouble answering the question, let me help you with a little criteria. Answer these questions as best as you can, and reflect upon them afterwards. Do you experience low back pain? Do you experience regular headaches? Do you slouch when sitting or standing? Do you sit for more than an hour at a time? Do you get sick often? Do you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks? And last one, do your feet pointed outward or inward when standing/ sitting? Answer these as truthfully as you can. "Why these questions?" You might be asking yourself. With depression in humans being at an all time high, these are very common symptoms of someone who suffers from what I like to call "Society". When you work any particular job for any extended amount to of time, your body will adapt to that particular task. If you have an office where you sit for 8 hours of the day, your body will remember it. If you are a professional hockey player. Your feet have to point to at a 45 degree angle to enable acceleration. Your body will remember that positioning when the skates are off. So what do these two jobs have in common that are killing your body slowly and painfully? Bad habits. Or we can call them dysfunctions. Both jobs require the body to do an unnatural task for a human. Humans don't walk with their feet pointed at a 45 degree angle, if they did they would suffer from a bunch of knee pain as a symptom, as well as a flurry of other symptoms, which does happen very often now. Humans never used to be in a 9-5 job where sitting was the dominant position. We used to walk, run, throw, swim, eat, have sex, and sleep. All this while being pain free. Nowadays we wake up, stress about school and work, barely get any sunlight, stress over bills and responsibilities, all while maintaining poor posture. Society is killing us. All the things that truly matter are being put on the back burner. It's only when we realize our bodies are deteriorating, and feeling limited and painful is when we seek help. As a personal trainer, I see the dysfunction in literally everyone I meet. They don't realize how damaged their bodies really are. My career is based upon bringing humans back to optimal performance, in all respects of life. If you found this article to be interesting, feel free to join in on the conversation. I am a personal trainer specializing in functional training. Functional training meaning just that. It actually provides a function applicable to life. Everything I work on in my training is based off legitimate science that can be replicated. Sources can be found within the teachings of Functional Patterns, Anatomy Trains, Jack Kruse, Jacque Fresco, and Robert Sapolsky
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I'm glad you found this to be informative. My next topic will be about neck pain so feel free to follow along the ride of revelations you will discover as I come out with more articles. It'll all start piecing together as we move forward
• Hyderabad, India
How many have responded to your call? I think the number will be in double figures. Yes. .people are not understanding the value of physical strength and they are giving more importance to study and earning money. It does not mean they got high human values but it is also not there. No one at home teaches them as they do not know themselves and due to their age they may not be in a position to bring them into the track. Everything is deteriorating ...no one can stop it. It is over.
Though we cannot stop our bodies from aging, we can in fact slow it's progression. There is a huge correlation between functionally fit people living longer than traditional weight lifters and conventional training methods. Though there are no long term studies as of yet, there will be in the future, as people are starting to now understand the implications of training poorly/ not training at all
Its true we humans were not meant to sit for such long hours, but we people have no other options. We can still be healthy by following a regular diet and exercise. Or may be a walk after every 1 hour in the workplace itself. I too started having backache and trust me you can deviate the pain in any part of the body , but this constant heavyness just doesn't lets you concentrate on anything . So I chose to focus so much about work and takeout sometime to strall and do a bit of stretching ! Pain is still there but even doing this little helps alot. Thanks @sagarBath for reminding people about this common but highly neglected problem .