1. Mannequins. Not because they are painfully more fashionable than I, but because they are good at reflecting the status quo. And right now, the status quo looks like this:
2. The fact that one of my book editors wanted to exchange the word vertical for the word straight. To make it easier to understand.
Um. This is straight:
But none of these are vertical. Which looks like this:
Hint: Vertical is as simple as it gets. Please stop making things wrong in the name of simplicity. Health is not simple. It requires math. At least enough math to know the difference between vertical and straight.
3. Rocker-bottom shoes. The bottom of your rocking chair is curved for one reason. Minimal effort, maximal movement. It’s called momentum. Rocker-bottom shoes create an ease of motion for very little muscular output. Meaning, these shoes use less muscle than a regular shoe. That’s not what it says on the box, is it?
4. The standing work station full-body brace.
Come on. Really? How about just using your muscles for a change. Geez. (pic from http://www.admagic.com/chair/high.jpg)
5. My spelling. It’s atroshuss.
6. The fact that 99% of women’s health professionals don’t know that the sacrum moves independently from the pelvis and that neutral pelvis is only 1/2 of the pelvic floor equation. There is a “neutral sacrum” that needs to be addressed for optimal pelvic floor health.
7. Bikini T-Shirts.
Which is weird because bikinis are fine and so are t-shirts, but when you put them together it's a little freaky. Am I alone on this one?
8. The fact that this story got any press at all: Wearing high heels is like having an orgasm: Christian Louboutin on why his shoes are so popular with women (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2050182/Christian-Louboutin-shoes-popular-women.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)
9. Lateral hip weakness. The long musculature that runs down the length of your thigh is essentially the tissue responsible for upright human walking. In most people, this tissue is so weak they use their spines to keep them upright which not only creates over-use injuries to the discs in the spine but also under-use injury to the sacroiliac joint, pelvic floor, and hips. There is a solution, of course...
What do you find scary?