Author: fitgirltraining posted in Uncategorised on 2013-02-20 16:28:56
Proper postural alignment is essential to supporting the structure of the body (spine). Simply correcting poor posture relieves many common aches and pains resulting in headaches, lower and upper back fatigue, and soreness in the neck and shoulders. This is common knowledge for most people, but we don't normally practice it.
How Good Posture Feels
The missing piece of the equation is what it feels like to have good posture. We can look at another person with our eyes and come up with some good ideas whether THEY have good posture, but it's really hard to see OURSELVES so that approach is not very helpful!! A great exercise to find out what good posture feels like is:
Sitting is the worst thing we can do to our bodies because it places a lot of extra weight on the spine. The majority of people are forced to sit for up to 8 or 10 hours each day for work. Suggestions:
Pulling in the transverse abdominus (see above) protects the spine. As we age, poor posture creates many physical ailments. While other causes of pain exist, don't you want to limit them to things you can't control?