The amount of head tilt and how far your chin sticks out are key to overall posture. Keep your eyes focused on the ground about 10 feet ahead of you, not at your feet. Your head should be relaxed, but not tilted too far back or forward. The more tired you get, the more your head will tilt. Correct this form, otherwise you may develop neck-related problems, and poor posture will ensue if you don’t align your neck and your back.
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Swimming relies on the power and endurance of the upper body, shoulders, core and lower extremity muscles. Hundreds of repetitions in strokes and kicks can strengthen and tone the body; however, incorrect technique and posture while swimming can result in acute injury, pain and long term musculoskeletal issues.
Milk mustache ads have long promoted the idea that drinking milk is important for children to grow strong bones. However, there are other ways for our bodies to get calcium and we may not need as much as we’ve been lead to believe. “The body derives calcium from two main sources,” says Dr. Jack Choueka, Chair of Orthopedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Services. “The first is our dietary intake, and when that is inadequate, it pulls it from our bones.
Osteoporosis makes bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is most common in older women. Osteoporosis is yet another silent disease that might not be discovered until you break a bone. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check the health of your bones.
Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is one of the most common causes of pain. This condition is caused by the deterioration of the cartilage at the ends of your bones. As this hard, yet slippery, material wears away, the bone edges can be exposed and can rub against each other, causing swelling, fluid build up, loss of motion and pain. Osteoarthritis can affect all joints in the body, most commonly the hips, knees, shoulders, fingers and spine. Often described as the result of “wear and tear,” this painful grinding sensation may stop people from doing the activities they enjoy.
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