Dr. Steven Weiniger, leading posture expert, Delegate to the White House Conference on Aging, and author of Stand Taller Live Longer – Posture & Anti -Aging Strategy, joins me to discuss the less “glamorous” aging woe of poor posture, and gives us some helpful hints on how to stand taller to live longer, reduce pain and improve health.
Does standing taller have an anti-aging effect?
“Think of how people look when they get to be eighty. Are they hunched over, or are they standing tall? We have that instinctive, “I want to be the person who looks tall,” desire, because it looks aesthetically better, but there’s other reasons for it also. People who stand tall and who can move easily without pain can keep on exercising and reaping the benefits of exercise.
On an even more substantial level, if your body is hunched over, you can’t take a deep breath. If you keep your body hunched over for several decades, it stops you from being able to breathe. If you’re doing something to get taller and straighter, you’ll be a lot more able to take a deep breath, which helps people to age better. Breathing is a good thing.”
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