Posture problem...

  • HPgeek934

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    Jun 10, 2013 12:38 AM GMT
    I have TERRIBLE posture, besides specific workouts, are there any "tricks" I can do to force better posture onto myself? I always see those wearable back braces that are supposed to help, but I don't know if they actually do, or if its just a waste of money.
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    Jun 10, 2013 12:46 AM GMT
    Strengthen your core!
    And make a conscious effort to sit, walk and stand straight.
  • gymhead_anony...

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    Jun 10, 2013 12:50 AM GMT
    Embarrassingly enough Ballet or ballroom dance classes. They help your body frame and you learn something new.
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    Jun 10, 2013 12:51 AM GMT
    There are specific posture problems (kyphosis, lordosis, scapulae winging, etc) that require specific muscle strengthening exercises to correct, so first you need to have your own specific posture problems assessed.
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    Jun 10, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    Start by making an effort to stand up straight.

    I think core exercises help too.
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    Jun 10, 2013 6:36 AM GMT
    I recommend seeing a professional to best determine what your body needs. No one here can offer that to you for your specific and unique situation. Other than some general "sit up straight" or "do core exercises" etc. The last thing you want to do is to do something that causes more misalignment.
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    Jun 10, 2013 6:38 AM GMT
    When standing and walking.. Chest forward neck up.. NO slouching!
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    Jun 10, 2013 12:14 PM GMT
    I do neck and shoulder exercise. Helps me out alot. Yes i tend to slouch..
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    Jun 10, 2013 12:28 PM GMT
    venue35 saidYoga.
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    It starts with body awareness, feeling your body in a relaxed and ready state, and becoming aware of when you begin to slouch.

    A few yoga classes will give you a good start toward the awareness you need for good posture.