There are two sacroiliac joints (SIJ) in the human body. They are located at the junctions where the ilium (on pelvic bone) meets the upper lateral section of the sacrum (the bottom portion of the spine). The SIJs are L-shaped joints which move together as a single unit. The sacral surface of the joint is covered with hyaline cartilage; the ilial surface has fibrocartilage. While there are no muscles attaching directly between the sacrum and the ilium, the piriformis and gluteus maximus do cross the joint and connect the sacrum to the femur. The SIJ’s stability is reinforced by a combination of its shape as well as strong intrinsic and extrinsic ligaments.
Early in life, during infancy and toddler stages, the SIJs are gliding synovial joints with flat articulating surfaces. As the body ages and physical stress is placed upon them, they evolve into a more angular surface with fibrous joints. This stress is caused by walking upright and results from the torso’s weight as it transfers from the upper portion of the body, through the spine, into the pelvis and lower extremities.
The joints themselves have little movement, usually less than four degrees of rotation and two millimeters of shifting. The main function of the SIJ involves weight bearing and spinal function in the central, or axial, body. It also is a vital part of the movement involved with walking.
~Linda Fehrs LMT
I didn’t know these were a thing so I had to look it up. Gotta admit, the description wasn’t flattering but now I think I got a “thing” for brown coconuts... “While the white/young coconut produces more water, the brown/mature coconut produces more meat. The meat of the white coconut is gelatinous and not very flavorful. The meat of the brown coconut is thick, fibrous and full of flavor” #thicc#fiberous#gelatinous#flavorful#meat#drupekink
Let’s talk about fruit 🍇🍏🍌 It gets a bad rap with “bro” dieters. Some coaches even tell you not to eat it because it will cause you to gain weight. Grrrr 🤔😤. When it comes to #weightloss , fruits are carbs, just like vegetables and whole grains. Some fruits have a bit more fiber in them, some more sugar, and some are more easily digested then other sources. 🔹But...all carbs have 4 calories per gram and when it comes to weight loss, calories in vs calories out, coupled with energy out, is what’s going to dictate weight loss. That’s it. If you like fruit, account for it, eat it, and enjoy it! • .
🍇🍉🍌🍒What’s your favorite fruit?🍏🍎🍐🍑#pancakesandpushups
Fun fact: I used to own my own painting business and the bowl in the picture is one of my pieces! 😝