HEALTHY SPINE = HEALTHY LIFE
If you want your child to grow up healthily, a balanced spine is critical. The evidence is overwhelming that posture is as important as nutrition and exercise, and in many ways far more important. If you choose to ignore it then the consequences can be very serious indeed! Here in Singapore, we see worsening postures everywhere.
The human body simply needs to be in alignment. If it is, we are more efficient standing in gravity and we are not ‘hanging’ on our muscles and ligaments. Our weight is being supported effortlessly. Better still, we feel healthy, have bags of energy and move gracefully. This is not just about standing up straight; it’s about postural awareness and developing and maintaining great habits.
Lets Look at a Normal Spine. The normal spine apposed to one with scoliosis, provides perfect alignment of all body parts. A slight curve inward at the neck, or cervical spine, balances the weight of the head. This also allows a clear channel for the spinal cord and nerves.
When I finally hung up my rugby boots at age 38, quite literally everything was hurting! I had back and neck pain my body was bruised and battered after many broken bones, countless concussions and a few trips to the hospital. The final straw had come when I was forced to have reconstructive surgery on my right knee. It was time to make some big changes and it was time to heal. I needed a new pastime and a new sport.