Back Pain, Habits, Health, Pictures of Exercises, Pregnancy, Spinal Health, Standing

“Stand Up Straight!”

Have you ever been told to “stand up straight!”?  This phrase has children everywhere grumbling as a well meaning adult lectures on the importance of good posture.  In my opinion, it's one of the most  relevant examples of the difference between posture and alignment.   The phrase has permeated the culture with its vague (subjective) recommendation for… Continue reading “Stand Up Straight!”

Back Pain, Habits, Health, Hip/Leg Pain, Pictures of Exercises, Pregnancy, Standing

“Alignment, Is That Like Posture?”

Happy New Year! I thought I'd start off 2014 by addressing one of the questions I was most commonly asked last year: “Alignment, is that like posture?”.   When I tell people that I teach alignment, what usually comes next is something like  "Alignment, is that like posture?" or “Oh, I need that, I have terrible… Continue reading “Alignment, Is That Like Posture?”

Back Pain, Habits, Health, Hip/Leg Pain, Sitting, Standing

More Exercise Isn’t The Answer

WHAT?! I know, I know. Hear me out. You may have seen this article in Buinessweek that came out a few years ago titled Your Office Chair is Killing You. It focuses mainly on the way that sitting negatively affects the alignment of your spine, encouraging a "C" shape instead of the natural "S" curve, which… Continue reading More Exercise Isn’t The Answer

Back Pain, Sitting

Homemade Desks & Hedgehogs

If you read Sitting is the New Smoking, you know that sitting less is one of the best things you can do for your health. Transitioning to a standing work station at home or the office is a great way to start. It doesn't have to be anything fancy. You can stack a plastic crate or… Continue reading Homemade Desks & Hedgehogs

Back Pain, Health, Hip/Leg Pain, Sitting

Sitting is the New Smoking

Right off the bat let me say that I can't take credit for this title. It's been all over the news, which makes me exceedingly happy for two reasons: it's a fantastic headline, and it's becoming mainstream (not just for the health nerds anymore!). I had to steal the title because, the truth is, sitting… Continue reading Sitting is the New Smoking