How to balance a bowling ball on a broomstick

You already do this – every day.

Gotcha! You don’t need a “how to” lesson on this, but maybe a refresher course is in order. The adult human head, on average, weighs 10 to 12 pounds. That’s the weight of a bowling ball. And the human spinal column is about the diameter of a broomstick. So all day, every day as you move around, you are balancing a bowling ball on a broomstick!

That means you ask your neck muscles to do a tremendous amount of work, holding your head up and moving it around. You make that job harder by assuming head-forward postures (HFP).

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