Wellness Embodied Blog

Is there such a thing as perfect posture? Well, to be honest, no. Posture is defined as the arrangement of the body and its limbs, but it is also defined as a mental or spiritual attitude. And what does it mean? Well…it means that there is not a unique posture. We are constantly moving and changing the arrangement of our body. If you are sitting and working on the computer you will have a different posture than if you are standing giving a speech, or just standing waiting in a long queue. The phrase, ‘your best posture is your next

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It seems like a drastic claim, but let’s look at some of the research. A 2012 study (Wilmot et al.) found sitting for greater than 7 hours doubled the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and even had a 13% increased risk of cancer. And a 2015 review (Biswas et al.) of recent studies also found a significant association with sedentary lifestyle and cardiovascular disease, cancer incidence and type 2 diabetes incidence. The World Health Organization blames sedentary lifestyles for approximately two million deaths each year and considers physical inactivity to be one of the 10 leading causes

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At Wellness Embodied we stock a selection of rehab equipment and supplies to help make your return to a pain-free life simpler and quicker! One such item, which has been flying off the shelves, is the Posture Medic. Just $50, it can be worn over or under clothes and also doubles as an excellent tool for stretching and strengthening exercises. It comes with a comprehensive information booklet and since it’s made by Rocktape, you know it will be good quality. Call us today to find out more or drop into our practice at 53 Sheridan Street, Cairns.

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