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Chin Check: Get Better Posture-Part 7

If you are like most people, you want to get ahead in life. The metaphor exists for a good reason. Many people literally stick their head ahead as they advance in life.  Such “get-aheaders” are technically called “forward head thrusters.”  Guess what? Odds are good (or would that be “bad”?) that YOU are a forward head thruster. How can you know? And what does it matter?

To find out whether your spinal alignment has (mal)adapted to a desire to get ahead, take the quick chin check we show in our video.

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Sure, you might not like the momentary double-chin look. Goodness knows I, Kymberly am not so keen on that video side view of my triple chin (what I will for you lovely readers!). But you will like the benefits of that bowling ball known as your head being balanced over its support system instead of awkwardly perched in front of it.

Centering your head over your spine will increase comfort, decrease neck tension, keep you nicely extended, and save the planet. Or at least your posture.

 

Readers and Viewers: How much space did you have between your finger and chin? “Fess up.

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Get practical exercise advice, your fitness questions answered, and cutting edge health edu-tainment that is accessible and doable from long time fitness experts, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA. We have taught on land, sea, and airwaves for 3 decades on 4 continents. From writing to speaking, emceeing to hosting a radio show, reviewing products to teaching classes, we believe that little steps turn into big paths. Move a little more than the day before. FitFluential Ambassadors and award-winners both online and off.

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13 Responses to Chin Check: Get Better Posture-Part 7

  1. sarah @ sarah learns February 13, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    my chiropractor husband would love you! i am definitely a forward head thruster (and i have the x-rays to prove it). most people are, especially if you sit at a computer all day like i do.

    great job getting the word out about this! there can be some pretty bad consequences of this kind of posture down the road. i am constantly giving myself double/triple chins to realign myself. :)

    • KymberlyFunFit February 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

      Whoa – x-rays to prove it? Bummer! I love though, that your hubby would love our advice. I vote that you get free adjustments from him the rest of your life. Ta dum!

  2. Tara Burner February 13, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    I try to make conscious effort in keeping aligned and not forward thrusting :)

    • KymberlyFunFit February 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

      I forget all the time. Hop the coast and come remind me!

  3. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health February 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    So cool! I was definitely thrusting my head forward. I’m going to have to work on this :)

    • KymberlyFunFit February 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

      If it makes you feel better, you and millions of others have your mission cut out for you! Sweetly and in health!

  4. fitknitchick February 13, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Wow! I thrust my head farther forward than I thought. Thank you! (I think!)

    P.S. I only saw 2 chins on Kymberly!

    Definitely sharing this one!

    • KymberlyFunFit February 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

      You saw only two chins? Then never ever watch the video again. That third chin never existed. Really

  5. Cat @Breakfast to Bed February 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    I’m not telling.

    • KymberlyFunFit February 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

      Coy, eh? Ok, then I will make up an answer for you. But I’m not telling what it is.

  6. Jessica M February 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    My chiropractor just told me last week that I was a “forward head thruster.” Hmmm…guess this means it’s time to work on the posture! :-)

  7. Marielle February 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this cool post..
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