Good Posture Holds the Key to Happiness

by Justin Price |  Date Released : 07 Jul 2016

Change Your Posture, Change Your Life

As a qualified fitness professional, you know that performing a thorough postural analysis to uncover musculoskeletal imbalances during the initial stages of your client’s program is essential. This type of assessment uncovers various postural imbalances like whether your client has excessive thoracic kyphosis (i.e., a rounded upper back and shoulders), excessive lumbar lordosis (i.e., an arched lower back), and anterior pelvic tilt (i.e., a forward tilting pelvis), etc. (Price & Bratcher, 2010; Kendall, et al. 2005). Once you utilize the above exercises to make your client aware of the mind-body relationship between their emotions and their posture, you can coach them to become more aware of those times throughout the day that their bad mood or negative state of mind is affecting their posture. You can then encourage them to change their mood by performing corrective exercises that you have taught them as part of their ongoing program to address their poor postural habits. ...Read the entire article here.

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Justin Price

About the author: Justin Price

Justin Price is the creator of The BioMechanics Method® which provides corrective exercise education and certifications for fitness professionals (available through PTontheNet).  His techniques are used in over 40 countries by Specialists trained in his unique pain-relief methods and have been featured in Time magazine, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, LA Times, Men’s Health, Arthritis Today, and on Web MD, BBC and Discovery Health. He is also an IDEA International Personal Trainer of the Year, their National Spokesperson for chronic pain, subject matter expert on corrective exercise for the American Council on Exercise, TRX and BOSU, former Director of Content for PTontheNet and founding author of PTA Global.

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