Muscle imbalance adds stress to joint support structures and can lead to poor posture and injuries.
A muscle must be long enough to allow a normal range of motion and short enough to provide joint stability. Muscle balance is vital to optimal body functioning and to staying injury free.
Signs and symptoms of muscle imbalance include headaches, muscle aches, back pain, general feeling of tightness, fatigue or an old injury that keeps re-occurring.
One of the most common causes of muscle imbalance is poor posture, which becomes more exaggerated with aging. Repetitive activities at work can also cause an over use of certain muscles while under using opposing muscles. I have a slight curve in my spine which causes muscle discomfort if I neglect to stretch after exercising.
To prevent muscle imbalances, aches and pains, ensure your exercise program is balanced when it comes to muscle development and flexibility. Listen to your body. Be aware of your posture and maintain good body form at work, at home and at play.
To improve muscle imbalances, you have to stretch tight muscles, strengthen weak muscles, build muscle endurance, improve your flexibility, posture and movement mechanics. A qualified personal trainer from Go-Getters Inc can help you to achieve balance in your life.