Posture exercise is one of the best self help techniques.
StrongPosture® exercise creates an awareness of posture and when performed daily can stretch muscles, ligaments, and other structures that shorten with poor posture; strengthen muscles that weaken; and help people stay active, thereby combating a litany of health issues from degenerative joint disease to cardiovascular and respiratory problems.
Stronger posture helps back and neck pain, and also helps you feel better in general as you breathe deeper, reduce stress, and have more energy. People who regularly do corrective exercises report improvement with problems ranging from knee pain to headaches, and say they even feel and sometimes look, taller and thinner.
Young or old, athlete or couch potato, posture-strengthening exercises are an intelligent LifeHabit for aging well. These exercises are based on contemporary bio-mechanical concepts blended with ancient yoga practices and wisdom. The goal is to become aware of posture as you strengthen posture and balance. StrongPosture® exercise can be done anywhere and does not require any expensive equipment. A ﬂat wall is necessary as a reference for erect posture, and an exercise ball once you progress through the program.
To change your posture, you need to teach your body a new habit. "Straighten up and don't slouch" doesn't work. In order to change how you move, you need to adopt new habits to consciously train new patterns of motion, thereby retraining your body to move better unconsciously as well. Strengthening your posture with daily posture exercises as part of your regular physical activity for just 5 to 10 minutes a day will help you keep moving well as you age.