How do you stack up?
Do a Posture Check Using Any Digital Camera.
- Take 3 pictures of yourself: from the front, back, and side.
- Stand tall with what feels like your “Best Posture” (Don’t look in a mirror!).
- Print the pictures, one to a page.
- Place a dot between your feet on front and back images, and on your ankle in the side view.
- Fold each paper in half vertically, neatly at the dot.
That’s it! Now let’s read the results…
FRONT & BACK IMAGES:
- The two halves of your body should be the same.
- Is your head and/or torso off to one side?
- Are your arms are hanging differently with one further from your body than the other, or one hand is lower than the other?
- Are your hips lower on one side, or further from center on one side?
- If so, your posture is not symmetrical!
- The line from your ankle should pass through your shoulder and ear.
- If your head is far forward of that line, you may have a posture distortion called Forward Head Posture (FHP)
- Is the line running through the center of your hip? If not, it may be time to work towards StrongPosture®.
File the Self Check & Mark Your Calendar.
- Date and file your posture picture where you can find it. This is an important baseline to use for later comparison.
- Mark your calendar to check your posture at least every 3 to 6 months.
- During your next check look for any improvement or decline.
- If you’re beginning the online course 7 Weeks to StrongPosture® be sure to take a posture picture at the beginning and the end of the program. Seeing big improvements is a great motivator and will remind you to incorporate your posture exercise program into daily habits.
There are easy steps to improve posture. Find out more under Self-Help
Dr. Steven Weiniger