Are you wondering how to get better posture? Good form isn’t all about aesthetics, in reality it impacts your overall health more than you think.
In fact, 80% of all Americans will suffer from back pain at some point during their life. For many it will become a recurring problem due in part to the tech-driven work life that require people to sit for many hours a day.
An Expert Opinion
Resident health expert, Dr. Steven Weiniger says that the body does what it is taught. However, while that may mean your bpdy has been taught poor alignment, you can retrain your posture through motor control exercise.
“Basically, the body learns what you teach it,” says Weiniger. “Muscles can adapt and get stronger to moving in a way that’s not proper alignment. Muscles become strong at working those angles, so your body has to balance itself in a way that we call ‘poor posture.'”
In other words, we can get rid of the bad habits our body has learned by replacing these with new healthier habits. What’s the best way to train new habits? The best way is to commit to a daily routine that ensures you will get better posture. Ultimately, this commitment will become a way of living.
Dr. Weiniger recommends specific exercises, like the those taught in the 7 Steps to Strong Posture program to retrain your body towards better posture and better health.
Find out the causes of poor alignment and why changing your posture can lead to better health.
Interview with Dr. Weiniger by Angela Fredrick Lewis for Upscale.
Dr. Steven Weiniger
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