Did you do your posture exercises today?
Posture Strengthening Exercise
When you exercise with poor posture you train your body to stand and move poorly, worse.. you strengthen poor posture adaptations.
Yoga, Tai-Chi and Pilates can help, but in order to correct posture and train new good posture habits you need to begin with posture strengthening exercise.
A self-help posture improvement program should address all of the key elements of posture:
To get started on your own, the leading posture expert, Dr. Steven Weiniger, recommends taking a pre-exercise posture break. Before you workout, go for a run, or pick up a golf club, try this posture exercise…
- Balance on one foot with a knee lifted so your thigh is level to the ground.
- Stand tall for 30 seconds. don’t lean, flap your arms, or touch down.
When you can accomplish this with good, tall posture – you’ve taken a great first step.
Learn a complete posture strengthening workout you can do on a daily basis in just 5 – 7 minutes. The 7 Steps to StrongPosture® Program is taught over 7 weeks. You’ll learn the importance of posture, how to assess your own posture, how to strengthen posture, and how to change your live/work/play environments to support healthy posture habits for a lifetime.
Article by Certified Posture Exercise Professional, Renee North. See the article online at DermaScope – Did You Do Your Posture Exercise Today?
Dr. Steven Weiniger
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