Thank you for your recent participation in our Live class Digital Dementia at Harbor Chase of Plano. It was a huge success and we learned just how valuable this information is for all ages. We hope you found great value in the information shared as well.
We want to remind you of some key points we covered:
Flexor Dominant Posture - “C” shaped curvature of the spine, the head is forward, shoulders forward, the chest is flexed forward for prolonged periods of time. This posture is the reason why so many people experience pain and poor performance capability in everyday life.
Tech Neck - The head is flexed forward and is tilted down, the most common posture when operating a smartphone and other handheld gadgets. Remember, for every degree that the head flexes forward, more weight is added to the cervical spine. When your head is in proper alignment over your shoulders, it weighs between 8-12 pounds. When you tilt your head forward, even just 15 degrees your head now weighs 27 pounds. When you flex your neck forward at 30 degrees your head weighs 40 pounds, at 45 degrees of flexion your head weighs 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees (the common texting posture), your head weighs 60 pounds. Remember the bowling ball demonstration?
Digital Eyestrain - According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), the most frequent health complaints among computer workers are vision-related. Studies indicate that 50 to 90 percent of computer users suffer from visual symptoms of computer vision syndrome. These symptoms include eye strain, dry eyes, eye irritation, blurred vision and double vision.
Balance Issues - One of the most important input systems into your brain is from your vestibular system. Your vestibular system is what we call your onboard balance system. A lot of people refer to it as your inner ear. Sit too long, especially with your neck titled, and your vestibular system gets out of whack. You lose your sense of where your body is in relation to the ground; that’s when the fuse starts sizzling toward an injury.
Movement Issues - Movement is the currency of life - when we lose our ability to move, your quality of life rapidly diminishes, regardless of our age. Sitting for long periods of time without stretching or moving can lead to sore muscles and joint stiffness and pain. This makes it difficult to move so we move less - we adapt our lifestyle so we are to not be as active. You stop doing activities you enjoyed and blame it on “getting older”. Being less active & sitting all day equals less movement which equals more stiffness and pain so you move even less and so on... the start of a debilitating, painful downhill cycle.
Digital Dementia - Simply put, Digital Dementia is a sensory mismatch in the brain from overutilization of technology and excessive slouched sitting postures, leading to signs of Dementia:
- Under stimulation of the PMRF (Pontomedullary Reticular Formation) – For proper posture and pain reduction
- Under stimulation of the Cerebellum: For accuracy, balance and coordination of movement
- Over stimulation of the occipital lobe: Due to the bombardment of visual signals from technological devices
- Under stimulation of the Parietal Lobe: For proprioception (the perception or awareness of the position and movement of the body) and spatial awareness
- Under stimulation of the Frontal Lobe: For reading, motivation, problem-solving, memory and movement
All of these issues are addressed in the 3 Pillars Strong Workshop. You will learn foundational concepts plus movement, balance and vision drills (exercises) that will address all of the issues above.
Remember, "Movement is the currency of life" - when we lose our ability to move, your quality of life rapidly diminishes, regardless of our age.
As promised, we have put together the details of what exactly is the 3 Strong Workshop and the results you can expect PLUS a special offer for you to be part of our Fall 12-week workshop! This workshop is to address Vision, Balance and Movement (Performance) for all ages and to empower you with tools for a lifetime. See below for more details and to take advantage of this special. And bring a friend to receive more savings. We only have a few more spaces left, as in, we can count them on one hand!
If you have any questions about Digital Dementia, the 3 Pillars Strong Workshop or need help with your health and wellness goals please email or call us at 972-712-0892 and/or go to our website AccessCompleteWellness.com
In Wellness, Purpose and Abundance,
Lynn & Keith Morales
P.S. If you are in a workplace environment where technology is in heavy use, please speak with your human resources representative about offering this course to your entire workforce. The dollars associated with Tech-Neck,( pain/discomfort) impact employees and their overall productivity and can lead to very serious health care costs for your employer. Higher cost for your employer leads to higher costs for you at your next open enrollment. Be part of the solution to lower health care costs.
P.S.S. Here are links to the Cortices Technique that Lynn walked you through at the beginning of the class. We feel that the simple Cortices Technique, one of the core techniques of the BodyTalk System, and the BodyTalk Access program, is so powerful that we want to share it with everyone. In this short video, Dr. John Veltheim, Founder of the BodyTalk System describes and demonstrates the Cortices Technique - which balances the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and general brain function. The IBA believes that everyone should be able to balance the cortices; their results can be immediate and profound in restoring a healthy balance.