Yesterday was a beautiful day for a run, so I laced up my sneakers and hit the pavement. I decided that I would run along the East River (like I usually do these days, because of the path’s proximity to my home) to the Brooklyn Bridge. I haven’t run that far south yet, and I thought, today is the day! According to www.mapmyrun.com, there and back added up to 5.25 miles. You can check out a map of my route here, if you’re so inclined.
So, I’m running. And I’m feeling good. Then, these two dudes pass me (which happens frequently…I’m not the fastest runner of the bunch, but I’m cool with that) and I notice their postures as they speed by. Their shoulders are rounded and they both almost look hunched over as they jog along. I think, well, there’s a common postural distortion for you. The rounding and elevation of the shoulders is so prevalent in most people nowadays, because a lot of us sit in front of computers all day, hunching over the keyboard and screen. Our chest muscles tighten and our back muscles become weak, causing this kind of look: