Did you know people with good posture look younger and live longer?
Studies have shown that people with poor posture are perceived as being older than they actually are.
Poor posture is more than just an aesthetic problem. It can increase your risk of falling and contributes to aches, pains and arthritis throughout our bodies.
A 2004 study published in the Journal of American Geriatric Society reported that people with a hyper-kyphotic (bent or hunched over) posture had a 1.44-times higher mortality rate.
In the last article we discussed beginning one leg balance positions. As you progress, you will need to find ways to continue to challenge your body. In this article I am going to show you two ways to make the previous exercises more difficult. The first thing you...
How to check your posture
Stand in front of a mirror and close your eyes. Next, stand in what you feel is your best posture. Open your eyes and look for the following:
- Is your head tilted to one side?
- Is one shoulder tip higher than the other?
- Is your belt line level or is one hip higher?
Any deviation indicates increased stress in your body and you should have it checked.
We offer an individual posture training program. Some degree of posture training is often incorporated into our treatment plans.
Our program focuses on 3 things.
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