Hyperkyphosis, America discussed on On Mic Podcast
So what we call a hyperkyphosis Thursday, it's anatomical or functional. It's got a name. I'm so excited the name. It just means you're a hunching over. Over well, unfortunately, you have the modern lifestyle working against you. Hm hunching over and what we call an anterior head Carriage, which is when people base their next stuck out like this because their head they have their hands on the keyboard all day long, right? It's really not something that our Paleolithic are forty thousand year old DNA what's wrong? I never saw a caveman with an over the laptop that I can remember. Yes. That's you know, that's fantastic image of like, you know, the the evolution of humankind and then you have someone hunched over like, you know, A Primitive or hunched over a computer. So part of it is occupational part of it is just a symptom of modern life and that we simply do not have enough opportunities for the kinds of movements that our biomechanical system was built for which is getting up doing extension exercises. You know. Wow. Having our our shoulders up and back like that, which is what you're having difficulty doing that is both habit. It's long term kind of functional strength is habituated because of your occupation and part of it can be injury. Absolutely and what happens is it's cumulative over time. So the more you do that activity and the more you hunch the more difficult it is to get out of that activity, especially after many decades. You know, I I I I I could go on a total ramp off about about the educational system and the kinds of stresses that are under both teachers and children and moving away from penmanship and having people actually exercise that is a god-given gift of the pincer grip hold a pencil and learn how to write and now there's skipping that and just going to keyboard. I'm all for the pincer grip. Absolutely. I'm with you a hundred percent dead. Ringback pencils and erasers for every student in America because it's so important for developing and there's so important also for long-term biomechanical health of like getting us up happy doing things that are are are you know, kind of whole body biomechanics just.