• Everything you need to know about your spine and finding the optimal working position
    Just like each human is an individual who differs from the next, so do our spines. Your spine is your biggest supporter, and for this reason, it is important to understand your spine and how it works. Here is everything you need to know about your spine and how you can determine the best working position for your spine. The parts of your spine You probably already know that your spine is made up of a series of vertebrae. These vertebrae are connected by ligaments and discs. Your spine includes your cervical spine, discs, your thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum, and your coccyx. Most spines have 33 vertebrae that are labelled from C1 to C7, then from T1 to T12, followed by L1 to L5. After these labels are your sacrum and then your coccyx. The cervical spine Let’s start from the top. Your cervical spine is the part of your spine that is in your neck. It is pretty amazing that the seven vertebrae in your cervical spine hold up and support your entire head. C2 allows you to turn your head from side to side as well as tilt it. The thoracic spine The next part of your […]
  • How Bad Posture & Back Pain Can Affect Your Mental Health
    Do you ever feel backache after a particularly long Zoom session? With the drastic rise in working from home, most of us spend a lot more time sitting for hours on end, making it easy to hunch over as we become fatigued.  Sit up straight! A common request from childhood and probably the first time you ever heard about posture. The way you hold your body is about more than how you look. You may think lousy posture only affects how tall you appear, but the scary truth is that it can affect both your physical and mental health. Research studies (Link to – suggest posture affects your mental wellness with correlations found between the way we sit and our overall mood.  You may strive for good posture for its various physical health benefits, such as reduced muscle pains and backaches, but what about the mental health benefits?  Depression Slouching is a despondent body posture that can lead to feelings of depression or decreased energy. The good news is, sitting and walking in an upright position can reverse these feelings. Altering one’s body posture to a better position improves both mood and energy levels. We tend to see the brain […]