Why Is Posture So Important?

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Exercise of the WeekLumbar stabilization (stage 3)Difficulty: Moderate(Consult your chiropractor before starting this or any other exercise.) Start: On hands and knees. Be aware of position of spine start with a neutral spine or a flat back. Engage inner abdominal muscles by bringing belly button inward.Exercise: Keeping spine steady, reach one arm over head, elbow straight, with thumb pointing up to ceiling. Then, extend opposite leg out behind until knee is straight. Try to hold arm and leg at same height, preferably in line with spine. Balance and hold for 10-15 seconds. Switch arm/leg, balance and hold for 10-15 seconds. Perform 3-5 sets of this exercise per side.Issue 3, March 2012 TMTMWhy Is Posture So Important?Presented by: ! " !# $ % & ' ( & ) % * + , - . / 0 + . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; - < / = >. - . / = ? @ % A B C D E F G F G ( & ( & Exercise of the WeekLumbar Stabilization Leg liftsDifficulty: Moderate(Consult your chiropractor before starting this or any other exercise.)Start: Lie on back with arms out to sides. Keeping legs straight, bend hips to 90 degrees so bottom of feet are pointing up toward ceiling.Exercise: Keeping spine steady, lower both legs slowly toward floor. As soon as you feel lower back starting to arch, stop. Pause for 1-2 counts, then bring legs back to starting position. Perform 5-10 repetitions. Exercise of the WeekSeated TwistDifficulty: Easy(Consult your chiropractor before doing this or any other exercise.)Start: Seated on a chair. Exercise: Keeping kneespointing straight ahead, reach around behind you, holding onto armrest or backrest of chair to maintain this twisted position. Relax lower back, breathing slowly and deeply. Hold for 30-60 seconds, and then return to starting position. Switch sides, and repeat 2X per side.Erin Mills Optimum HealthErin Mills Optimum Health3105 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 5, Mississauga ON L5L 1J3PH: 905.828-2014 www.erinmillshealth.comThe most common postural deviations are: FORWARD HEAD POSITIONH I J J K L M N O P Q R O P P S L T M Q I R J P Q R P L P UI V P L R O P W T U U X P I Y R O P M O I K X U P L Z Y L I W SM T U P H V T P N [ \ ] P J S K M P R O P N P T ^ O R I Y R O PS V P L S ^ P O P S U T M S _ _ L I ` T W S R P X a R O S R I Y SX S L ^ P b I N X T Q ^ b S X X c Y I L P V P L a T Q J O T RU L T Y R M Y I L N S L U L P X S R T V P R I a I K L M O I K X U P L cd e fW I L P N P T ^ O R T M P ` P L R P U K _ I Q R O PW K M J X P M c g I T Q R M S Q U X T ^ S W P Q R M I Y R O PQ P J h S Q U K _ _ P L b S J h c J S K M T Q ^ M R L S T Q T QR O P M P R T M M K P M \ i O T M I J J K L M W I M R J I W HW I Q X a N O P Q M T R R T Q ^ T Q Y L I Q R I Y S J I W H_ K R P L M J L P P Q I L R P X P V T M T I Q \ i I S V I T U T R cY T L M R _ I M T R T I Q R O P M J L P P Q S R R O P X P V P X I Ya I K L P a P M c _ L P Y P L S b X a U T L P J R X a T Q Y L I Q RI Y a I K \ j P J I Q U c b P M K L P a I K L P a P M T ^ O R T M^ I I U \ k Y T R T M _ I I L c a I K N T X X O S V P SR P Q U P Q J a R I X P S Q Y I L N S L U R I ^ P R J X I M P LR I R O P M J L P P Q \SLOUCHINGH I J J K L M N O P Q R O P K _ _ P L b S J h T MI V P L H J K L V P U S Q U R O P M O I K X U P L M L I K Q UY I L N S L U \ i O T M W S h P M S _ P L M I Q X I I h R T L P UI L U P g P J R P U c S Q U T M I Q P I Y R O P W I M RK Q S R R L S J R T V P _ I M R K L P M \ k R S X M I S X R P L M R O PJ K L V S R K L P M I Y R O P P Q R T L P M _ T Q P c M I T R T MR O P X P S M R U P M T L S b X P T Q R O S R L P M _ P J R R I I \lI M R K L S X W K M J X P M I Y R O P X I N P L b S J h S L P_ X S J P U K Q U P L S R L P W P Q U I K M X I S U c S Q UR O P T L I V P L H S J R T V S R T I Q S U U M R I R O P J I W H_ L P M M T V P Y I L J P M Y P X R b a R O P U T M J M S Q Ug I T Q R M I Y R O P X K W b S L M _ T Q P c T Q J L P S M T Q ^R O P X T h P X T O I I U R O S R R O P M P R T M M K P M N T X Xb P J I W P T L L T R S R P U S Q U m I L T Q Y X S W P U \nQ a S X R P L S R T I Q T Q R O P Q S R K L S X J K L V P M I YR O P M _ T Q P N T X X S X M I X P S U R I o p q r p s q t uv ws uw xt r y z {v |i O P M P S L P M _ P J T Y T J S L P S MI Y R O P M _ T Q P N O P L P I Q P V P L R P b L S U I P MQ I R W I V P _ L I _ P L X a L P X S R T V P R I S Q I R O P L \}O P Q R O T M O S _ _ P Q M c Q P L V P M R O S R P ` T R R O PM _ T Q P S R R O P X P V P X I Y R O P M K b X K ` S R T I Q J S Qb P J I W P T L L T R S R P U c S M N P X X S M R O P W K M J X P MS R R S J O P U R I R O P M P V P L R P b L S P \ k Y R O P M PS L P S M S L P Q I R S U g K M R P U b a a I K L J O T L I H_ L S J R I L c R O P Q Y K Q J R T I Q N T X X Q I R b PL P M R I L P U c X P S U T Q ^ R I J O L I Q T J S X X a R T ^ O RS Q U L P M R L T J R P U M P ^ W P Q R M \ ~ I Q ^ H R P L W cR O T M W S h P M T R Q P S L T W _ I M M T b X P R I W S T Q HR S T Q _ L I _ P L _ I M R K L P \Quote to InspireQuote to Inspire1. Spinal Chart from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/19463.htm)How do I correct my posture?AWARENESS H _ S a S R R P Q R T I Q R I a I K L _ I M R K L P N O P QM T R R T Q ^ I L M R S Q U T Q ^ \ k Y a I K h Q I N a I KS L P I K R I Y _ I M T R T I Q c J I L L P J R T R \ k Q M R P S UI Y _ K X X T Q ^ a I K L M O I K X U P L M b S J h cT W S ^ T Q P M R S Q U T Q ^ S M T Y a I K S L P SK S L R P L H T Q J O R S X X P L \ i O P R O I L S J T J J K L V PN T X X b S X S Q J P I K R c S Q U a I K L J O P M R M O I K X UQ S R K L S X X a L T M P c R O P L P b a S X X I N T Q ^ R O PM O I K X U P L M R I ^ P Q R X a Y S X X b S J h T Q R I_ I M T R T I Q \ P S U _ I M T R T I Q N T X X b P W I L PJ P Q R P L P U c R S h T Q ^ M R L P M M S Q U M R L S T Q I Y Y R O PS L P S N O P L P R O P O P S U W P P R M R O P M O I K X HU P L M \GET ADJUSTEDH N O P Q V P L R P b L S X M K b X K ` S R T I Q M S L P_ L P M P Q R T Q a I K L M _ T Q P c T R T M S X W I M RT W _ I M M T b X P R I W S T Q R S T Q S _ L I _ P L _ S R R P L QI Y M _ T Q S X J K L V P M \Editor & writer: David CoyneWriter: Dr. Christian Guenette, DCWriter: Sandra TaylorDesign: Elena ZhukovaGraphics: Maria Camille AlmiranezPhotos: Fred Goldstein