These days no one seems to remember the importance of good posture. Until of course the shoulder, back, and neck pain sets in. I can’t tell you how many new clients I get in their 40’s and 50’s who are in pain and whose main problem is their posture.
Face it, we mostly sit (slouch) in front of desks, in the driver’s seat, and on the couch when we get home. And when we do exercise, especially when doing cardio, our posture is anything but perfect.
Getting stronger helps develop and maintain postural strength. BUT, in order to keep those improvements, practice is essential.
And I rarely see people get stronger until they improve their posture.
So, if you are having back, neck, or shoulder pain, take an honest look at your posture. If its not perfect, work on it when you are walking, standing, sitting, and working out. Practice makes perfect and in this case, practice can also ease the pain.
For more information on good posture, see the infographic below.
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