365 Ways #141–Women and forward head posture Posted on September 19, 2010, 0 Comments
#141–Women often exhibit forward head posture due to several factors:
–a faulty motor engram of rounded shoulders often adopted during puberty to hide developing breasts.
–women have less neck extensor mass than men.
–females typically have more hair which effectively increases the weight of the head.
The head weighs 8% of the body’s weight. Yet for every inch it moves forward out of ideal alignment, it doubles in weight as the lever arm gets longer and the load gets farther away from the fulcrum. Soon compensatory activation of muscles further down the kinetic chain cause excessive fatigue, faulty breathing mechanics, hormonal changes, as well as early degradation of the entire musculoskeletal system–and that’s just to name a few….