What is Proprioception?

Proprioception, also known as kinesthesia, is defined as the perception or awareness of the position and movement of the body. It is a sense of body position at a conscious and unconscious level. With good posture, you can achieve a neutral head position and improve musculoskeletal balance - reducing stress on your body. Your musculoskeletal system is made up of muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissues.

Poor postural habits can lead to chronic pain and a visible forward hunch and rounded shoulders. The epidemic of "forward head posture" also known as Tech Neck, is the result of the constant bending downward in an unnatural posture. This contributes to hyperextension of your cervical spine, critical for supporting your head and enabling motion of your head and neck.

Consider the results of a recent December 2021 survey by Statista - the average time spent on a smartphone is 5 to 6 hours a day for personal use, not including work-related use. 

For women, poor posture is exacerbated by the weight of one's breasts and aggravated by unsupportive bras and narrow straps that dig into the shoulders, delicate neck area, and traps muscles (trapezius). 

How Kinflyte Bras Can Improve Proprioceptive Inputs

Kinflyte's patented posture bras are designed with targeted compression panels and wide shoulder straps, which cue your body into improved position while promoting free range of movement.

The positioning and support in the wide shoulder straps help to gently roll your shoulders back. This reduces unnecessary pressure on shoulders and delicate neck area. The wide straps combined with the underbust band redistribute the weight of dense breast tissue. Kinflyte bras and tops act as a posture trainer while delivering all-day support and comfort. 

It's never too late to improve your posture. Incorporating good postural habits, the use of a posture trainer, regular stretching, and strengthening your core through exercise are foundational for alignment.

Sources: 

Functional neuroanatomy of proprioception I NIH

Proprioception and Maintaining Balance I Verywell Fit

Time spent per day on a smartphone I Statista