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Why You Want Good Posture and How to Achieve It Video

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how to correct your postureMaintaining a good posture is not just about looking good. (Although, you will look more confidant and thinner!)  A bad posture can cause some serious damage to anyone who has osteoporosis because it increases the risk of spinal bone fractures. Ouch!

In a video we created below, Cathy demonstrates what a bad posture looks like. She then shows what a proper posture looks like.When you look at the proper posture you will see that the chin is slightly tucked and the shoulders are back and down so that the ear is in line with the shoulder and the shoulder is in line with the hip.

Cathy then demonstrates a posture exercise leaning against a foam roller, which can also be performed against the corner of a wall. Her shoulders are relaxed and her chin is tucked. Cathy squeezes her shoulder blades backward against the foam roller, making sure the shoulders are not rising up towards her ears. Also notice her arms are not moving, the entire movement comes from the shoulder blades. 2 sets of 10 repetitions are ideal for this posture exercise as well.

If you are interested in buying the full osteoporosis DVD, contact the Physical Therapy Center.

Contributed by Krista Magnoli, PTA @ The Physical Therapy Center in West Palm Beach, FLorida.  

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