What Is Forward Head Posture?
Average Aligned Head Weighs 12 lbs
The average adult head weighs 12 lbs when properly aligned with the center of the body. Without reinforcement to keep the head in alignment with the body, the head begins to shift forward and away from your center.
Any Shift Forward Adds More Weight To Your Neck
As your head shifts forward, your neck straightens and your head rotates upwards in an attempt to keep your eyes facing forward. For every inch the head moves forward away from your center it adds 10 lbs of weight to the head.
Forward Head Posture Impacts Your Entire Body
The increase in weight begins to pull your head even further away from your center, your shoulders begin to round forward, and your torso curls inward, shortening your abdominal muscles causing more weakness, decreasing lung capacity, and limiting your range of motion.
As you age, Forward Head Posture can be the source of crippling pain and degenerative conditions.
The PostureFit Bar is the only product on the market that actively combats the causes of negative posture:
Forward Head Posture and a weak core.
Unlike other neck supports you might find in the gym, the PostureFit Bar features a special patented cervical neck support designed by a chiropractor that helps you put your neck in the optimal 42-degree arc.
Why Is the Arc Important?
This 42-degree arc aides you in placing your body in Power Posture. Shoulders back, eyes forward, the PostureFit Bar helps you open your rib cage for better breathing, forcing you to pull your core muscles in and position your hips under your shoulders to distribute your weight evenly so exercise can be performed with good, strong form. Exercises performed in good form are far more effective because they can be performed to their maximum without the additional stress or danger of injury that can result in performing exercises with poor form.
THE ARC MATTERS
The very first step in the PostureFit program is helping you find and set your own Power Posture.
This helps you feel where your proper posture is in relation to your body stance . This new body awareness then gives you something to work towards as you strengthen your core through exercises designed to be performed with the PostureFit Bar.
OUR RECENT CASE STUDY SHOWS POSTUREFIT
REDUCES FORWARD HEAD POSTURE AND IMPROVES RANGE OF MOTION
Wayne began with a FHP measurement of 60.10 mm at the beginning of our case study. At the end of our study, his measurement was 15.50 mm. He reduced his FHP by over 44 mm. He also increased his ROM by 23 and 21 degrees (left and right respectively).
Alex began with a FHP measurement of 29 mm at the beginning of our case study. At the end of our study, his measurement was 4.20 mm. He reduced his FHP by over 24 mm. He also increased his ROM by 18 and 14 degrees (left and right respectively).
Ray began with a FHP measurement of 35.20 mm at the beginning of our case study. At the end of our study, his measurement was 10.80 mm. He reduced his FHP by over 24 mm. He also increased his ROM by 38 and 35 degrees (left and right respectively).
Jay began with a FHP measurement of 50.20 mm at the beginning of our case study. At the end of our study, his measurement was 28.70 mm. He reduced his FHP by over 21 mm. He also increased his ROM by 27 and .5 degrees (left and right respectively).
Katie began with a FHP measurement of 25.40 mm at the beginning of our case study. At the end of our study, her measurement was 8.41 mm. She reduced her FHP by almost 17 mm. She also increased her ROM by 30 and 35 degrees (left and right respectively).
Making the PostureFit Bar a part of your regular fitness & wellness program will strengthen your core, reduce Forward Head Posture, and retrain your body to default into strong posture. Once you are PostureFit, slouching, slumping, and poor posture will feel wrong to you naturally and without wearing a buzzer or using other uncomfortable contraptions designed to simply pull your shoulders back without truly improving posture.