Postural strengthening exercises MUST address three elements of posture:
The 7 week program of StrongPosture™ exercises from Stand Taller~Live Longer are designed to build posture awareness while strengthening weak posture muscles and stretching muscles, ligaments, and other tissues that shorten with poor posture.
Stronger posture not only helps back and neck pain, but it also helps you feel better in general as you breathe deeper, reduce stress, and have more energy. Arranged in 3 exercise tracks (Balance, Alignment and Motion) StrongPosture™ exercises help people stay active and combat health issues from degenerative joint disease to cardiovascular and respiratory problems. People who regularly do StrongPostureTM exercises report improvement with problems ranging from knee pain to headaches, and say they even feel, and sometimes look, taller and thinner.
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 ﬁrst become conscious of how you are moving, and then adopt new LifeHabits to consciously train new patterns of motion and so retrain the body to move unconsciously in those new patterns of motion.
Strengthening your posture with daily posture exercises as part of your regular physical activity will help you keep moving well as you age.