Posture Month

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Tip 1 Posture Check

StrongPosture® Tip 1: Check Your Standing Posture

8 Points of Good Posture

How’s your posture?   As we get older, gravity and the muscle weaknesses of weak postures can make you feel, and look, old.

Awareness is the first step to making a change.  So Day 1 let’s check in with a simple standing posture check.

The best way to get posture aware is with your cellphone camera. It’s easy to do with a friend – checkout the directions on a do-it-yourself posture check.  Or find a local professional offering posture pictures during the May is Posture Month campaign. (Get a posture picture>>>)

Stand tall for your picture, and take front and side views.   No one’s perfect, but especially if you are more than a bit off in multiple areas, the sooner you start to ACE Your Posture, the sooner you’ll be standing taller.

Check your front view picture and ask:

  • Is your head centered over your feet?
  • Are your shoulders level?
  • Are your arms evenly spaced from your body?
  • Do both thumbs face forward?
  • Can you draw a straight line from the center of your feet to your nose?

Check your side view picture and ask:

Can draw a line straight up through the feet to the

  • Ear
  • Shoulder
  • Hips

Slouchy sitting and bad tech habits are a common cause of back and neck pain, as well as headaches, and drains your energy.  Once you’ve taken the first step to better posture. Look up and adopt new posture habits. Strengthen your posture with motion control postural exercise, and maintain it by designing a posture-smart environment at home, school, work and when you exercise.

Focus on 1 posture tip each day, and then recheck your posture next month after 31 Days to Stronger Posture. You can track your progress with regular posture checks using a free posture app.

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