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Dr. Chalmers Wellness Insights – Do you use a computer and does your husband snore?

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Dr. Chalmers Wellness Insights – Do you use a computer and does your husband snore?

You may ask what do these two have in common but watch the video and see. 

This is the second in a series from one of Dr. Chalmers’s speaking events. Speaking to an executive women’s group, he covers some topics straight on and even has fun along the way. 

You may ask what do these two have in common but watch the video and see. 

This is the second in a series from one of Dr. Chalmers’s speaking events. Speaking to an executive women’s group, he covers some topics straight on and even has fun along the way. 

A lot of you guys sit because you work at computers now and that type of thing. 

The problem with sitting is that it’s an exercise, so it’s an isotonic isometric exercise, just like holding a bottle of water out at your side. This isn’t that hard. If I did it for an hour, I couldn’t do this for an hour or so because I don’t have the muscle strength or muscle endurance. 

So when you sit at a computer like this, you will stand and walk around like this. So what you need to do is get your monitor up here and pull your keyboard back so that you’re sitting here. 

If you sit here with your earhole over the center of your shoulder or just slightly behind all of the tension in your upper back and your neck goes from this to this and it relaxes. 

Now, we know the tension in the upper back. We know the tension, the neck, that tension, the neck goes to your jaw, that jaw tension starts clamping up your jaw, cracking your teeth at night. 

These are big things we need to watch out for. And we can fix them by just getting that monitor up what our people do and don’t care if you sit or you stand, it’s still earhole. So give your current position eyes closed, kind of wiggle it out. Big breath when you open your eyes. This is the center of your field of vision. You want the center of your monitor four to six inches above that so that you’re always looking slightly up. 

If you do this, if you then kind of keep your head back so you’re looking slightly up, you’re going to feel like you’re resting your head on your shoulders. That’s exactly what I want you to do. It will also help you breathe. 

I have a lot of people once we move the monitors, they come back and they tell me, I don’t know what’s going on, but now I have the energy to work out. At the end of the day, now I have the energy to play with my kids. At the end of the day, the reason is that if you stand here verse here, you can get up to 30 percent more oxygen. Then we combust fuel just like a car does. If we bring in oxygen, we can create the energy. So if we don’t allow ourselves to breathe properly, we’re never going to have the energy to function. 

The other side of that is that you produce a lot of very bad chemicals that destroy your skin, destroy your liver and destroy everything else because you can’t break down those chemicals. So sitting can be very beneficial or it can be devastating. And we just, again, don’t teach people how to properly sit. 

I know that as I was going through school, we taught people to lower their monitors and look down at stuff which is one hundred percent the wrong thing to do. But we also tell people to sleep on their backs. So it’s you know, apparently we’ve been telling you guys to do things that are backwards. 

So here’s the thing, how many of you guys are married, I mean, your husband snore? I’m going to ask you this. How many of you have friends who have husbands who might snore and they tell you the story that if you kick the guy and he’s sleeping on his back and he rolls over on his stomach, he quit snoring. 

The reason why is because if you sleep on your back, gravity pulls your throat down and your jaw down, collapsing your airway, decreasing oxygen. And this creates obstructive sleep apnea and all sorts of other things. The other problem is that most of us don’t sleep without a pillow since you put a pillow behind your head. 

This is exactly the position I just told you not to be in. It’s destroying the neck, increasing the tone of the musculature in the front, decreasing the tone of the muscles in the back. So now your posture is here. The other problem is that if you have a butt in any way at all, your butt pushes down. 

And because your body relaxes, it collapses the lumbar curve, giving you low back pain, hip pain, and pubic symphysis problems. If you roll over and sleep on your stomach, some of your bustier than others, you have to figure out how to put pillows and stuff. What ends up happening is that your jaw opens, your throat opens, massively increasing the airflow. And people are like, well, that’s bad for your neck because you don’t turn your neck that far. 

No one sleeps like this. You will sleep like this, which means that your head is only turned about 30 degrees, which is a normal range of motion if you can’t turn your head this far. We have a whole nother set of problems to talk about. So that’s going to be the kind of the best way to do it. If you sleep in your house, no one sleeps on your side usually is a wall for this. You don’t sleep like this. You sleep on your ribs like this. I have women come in two or three times a month. 

I can’t breathe. Ribs are out and then they pick this up in your side. That’s the only way I can sleep. I’m like, OK, I’ll see you two, three times a month. When you sleep on your ribs and you slowly breathe, it will knock your ribs out of position and then they will hurt in here. You will not be able to breathe properly. You’ll have back pain, all sorts of things. So this is another big, big issue. 

If you can get yourself to sleep on your stomach, you should.  don’t sleep on your back. Don’t sleep on your side. Back is worst side is next and stomach is best. 

Dr. Chalmers is on a mission to spread the word on wellness and how you can have a better life. His life lessons are from real patients, real pain, and real happiness. 

Connect with Dr. Chalmers on his private Facebook Group. bit.ly/3fDAq0A 

*This post is automatically transcribed from the video and may have some transcription errors. “Only if they are funny”

 

 

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