I actually don’t know a whole lot about the corporate world. And from what I hear, I am not missing a whole lot.
The feedback from my patients is unidirectional:
Not enough time and too many tasks
We can blame one or many of the following for this:
– Budget cuts;
– Blackberry, Apple, emails;
– More competitive markets;
– Lower profit margins;
– A weak Euro…
Add to this portrait the fact that most involved in the rat race are doing so with run down sneakers and a half empty water bottle; victory is a far stretch for many in these conditions.
Some companies seem wise enough to develop motivational and educational programs to provide their employees with resources to better manage the very fast paced environment in which they evolve. The idea is good, yet the fundamentals are not addressed.
The reality is this: before an employee shows up to work, coffee in hand, for 9am sharp, he has had to accomplish a much greater feat than making sure he can meet deadlines.
The very first accomplishment in anyone’s day is as simple as getting out of bed, standing up and looking straight ahead!
It might sound really simple but as most of these corporate soldiers will tell you, by 2 or 3pm, they are tired and their reasoning ability is simply not the same that it was at 9am when they started their day.
Some will say that it’s normal, that it’s fatigue that settles in…
What if we can change that? Think the business world would be interested?
What if employees could be just as productive, swift and sharp by 5pm as they were first thing in the morning?
Oh… the possibilities you say! Yes, I agree. Here is how we do it.
Step 1: Assessment of individuals’ posture
What does posture have to do with this, you might say.
Posture is the body’s strategy to resist gravity.
Gravity is actually the reason why we fatigue throughout the day.
To execute any task, you must first resist gravity. The effort developed to fight it will be a predetermining factor in explaining your level of mental acuity and your performance as the day progresses.
You wanted to find a culprit; you found it!
You can look at this the other way around.
What do you do when you are tired?
You lie down, right?
Work = standing and sitting for 8 hours straight. It is the sine qua non.
How you perform here predicts how well you can use your brain to excel at these tasks.
So what if your body’s best effort at resisting gravity is that your right shoulder is lower than your left, that your left foot is flatter than your right, that your neck is especially stiff when you look down…
How well can you perform in this condition?
Can you run a marathon successively?
Is gravity kicking your butt?
Step 2: Assess movement patterns
Humans: we may be all different in some ways, but in others, we are actually all the same.
That very brain we need to perform at work was developed via movement in our early years and, to this day, its capacity can be improved via movement.
Some neuroscientists actually believe that there is no purpose for the brain if there is no movement. You think that’s an extreme perspective?
Look at the sea squirt. It has a nervous system, which includes a brain. It swims around in the ocean in its juvenile life. It then implants on a rock that it never leaves it. It then digests its brain and nervous system for food.
No movement = no need for a brain!
Doesn’t this make you think the work place should be built for movement?
At the very least, if your body is built for movement, you are one step closer to climbing the corporate ladder.
May I remind you it is with your body that you will climb that very ladder?
The question is, then, how hard do you want the climb to be?
Reprogramming the corporate athlete is the logical solution. Postural reprogrammation instantly corrects postural imbalances as to allow the body to fight the pull of gravity efficiently.
Brain Exercises as suggested by your posturologist, allow you to grow your brain, improving your processing speed.
Isn’t time you felt like an F1 car and not a Ford Tempo?
Feel free to contact us for information about our corporate solutions packages at (514) 880-5424.