A Post By A Fitness Professional, Corrected
I found this online:
“The human body is designed to function as a WHOLE! Most of us adopt bad postures and imbalances from sitting, typing, and the over/underdevelopment of strength. These “dysfunctions” limit our physical potential and increase the risk of injuries.”
It was posted by a fitness professional. I fixed it.
Here is the correct, up-to-date, fear-mongering-free version:
“The human body always functions
is designed to function as a whole. Most of us adopt bad postures and imbalances from sitting, typing, and the over/underdevelopment of strength. While nothing is innately wrong with sitting or typing, there can be some positions that some bodies have trouble tolerating in certain situations at certain times. Sometimes people find it difficult to sit or type for extended periods. As “bad postures” do not exist, they are clearly and certainly not a product of sitting or typing. Instead of demonizing postures and thinking certain postures are bad, it is healthier to focus on how to create a robust, fit body that has a high tolerance to many physical challenges, including positions and movements.
As “bad posture and imbalances” are more popular social descriptions than medical truths, it is both inaccurate and inappropriate to describe them as true medical dysfunctions.
Imbalances do not occur from sitting and typing.
If injury prevention and ascension to physical potential is the goal, a more sophisticated, nuanced, and current understanding of physiology, mechanics, chemistry, and psychology is required than one that concludes: “these dysfunctions” limit our physical potential and increase the risk of injuries.”
Do not waste your resources (time, money, energy) on people supporting defunct strategies such as “bad posture and imbalances”.
Forging a professional relationship with an Exercise Professional who is a Certified Muscle System Specialist – working in conjunction with your medical providers – is a smart decision to improve your muscle and joint health. Together you will work to obtain, and sustain, a high quality of life based on high-quality movement – avoiding breaking the Camel’s back and making a mess by overfilling the cup.