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  • Max

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    April 1, 2023 at 12:11 am

    150 Ways You Didn’t Even Know You Could Get Better:
    1.) Driving

    Did you know we spend most of our life sitting in a car or driving?
    Studies have shown that the average American drives for over 17,000 minutes yearly. That’s a lot of time in a seated position, and if we’re not sitting in the correct posture, it can have a long-term effect on our bodies.

    Poor driving posture can lead to chronic pain and discomfort, affecting our overall physical performance, including sports. Imagine sitting on the bus for hours before a game in a compressed position, with your shoulders hunched forward and your spine rounded. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can also affect your ability to perform at your best. Think about it, on your last 10 hr+ road trip, could you get out of the car or bus and run 10 sprints immediately? Probably not because you’re body was all compressed.

    But what if we told you, you could get better while you drive? While driving or resting as a passenger, you can constantly code up your movement while being in a moving vehicle. You could perform several groundwork exercises or work on shoulder stuff. You can get your reps in and still be in a moving vehicle in various ways. Especially if you are on a bus with a team.

    So, we must be aware of our body position, sit up straight, and adjust the seat and mirrors correctly if we are driving to promote healthy posture. We should take frequent breaks to recode and move around in a healthy way. If you can’t stop and walk around, there are several things you can do to get out of the pain in a car or stay decompressed. Making these simple adjustments can significantly impact our overall health and athletic performance, especially if we are the away team, showing up on a bus right before game time. By learning to sit in better positions while we drive or sit as a passenger, we can improve our posture in the long run, which translates to a healthier life and performance in sports.

    Gross, Andrew. “Americans Spend an Average of 17,600 Minutes Driving Each Year.” AAA Newsroom, 22 Oct. 2020, https://newsroom.aaa.com/2016/09/americans-spend-average-17600-minutes-driving-year/.