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There is a huge amount written about why we should have good posture and what it looks like so that we don't get a sore back, neck etc yet there is little or no evidence that posture has any relationship to whether or not you are going to experience back or neck pain, check out the studies below. Many other factors can influence the chances of you experiencing pain ranging from stress levels to how much movement you get in your day. What can happen when we are sitting or are generally immobile for long periods is that changes in the chemistry of the tissues can occur such that you may feel sore. This can be alleviated by simply getting up and moving around regularly and isn't related to the the position/posture that you are sitting in. Also in terms of the stress we place on the tissues  when we are sitting it is at a level that is very tolerable and easily adaptable to.

I picked this up off Twitter and it's amazing to watch as double amputee Hector Picard changes the inner tube on his bike using his teeth, stump and feet. Hector received a massive electric shock and fell two stories on fire ending with 2nd and...

I came across a great article by Greg Nuckols about using perfect form, The myth of perfect form. and what it might be. It's a great piece on why the perfect form that is often talked about really doesn't exist as it is generally described. He uses the back squat as an example and talks about how chasing the mythical dream of squatting like an elite  weightlifter might not be either desirable or even attainable. So lets look at how it might apply to other activities.

I came across this posted on Facebook which I thought was quite interesting. The post talks about how time spent playing is perhaps more important to a child's brain development than time in the classroom. This is not to say that children shouldn't be spending time learning to read and write but that there are great benefits to having young children playing as part of the learning process. A benefit of this would be that the children are encouraged to exercise more in an informal way as the playing of games etc will see them running around. Encouraging the children to play more also helps with performance in the classroom as I noted in this post.