Good, strong posture is important for a variety of reasons. First and foremost,proper postureputs your body in an alignment “where the stress on supporting ligaments, tendons and muscles is limited.” This prevents discomfort and injury that you would otherwise feel with bad posture.
When you have strong posture, your muscles are put in a position where they can be the most efficient. There’s no excess wear and tear on your joints or ligaments. Proper posture decreases your risk of degenerative arthritis and ensures your body will function pain-free as you age.
But in today’s age, bad posture is a widespread problem. Because computers and smartphones are so popular, many of us are accustomed to hunching our backs and leaning our heads in. This leads to bad posture that can become a painful problem later on.
Fortunately, bad, hunched posture is easy to fix. It requires patience, commitment, and four minutes everyday. Dr. Eric Goodman, founder of Foundation Training, shows three stretches that will lead to better posture. These stretches need to be performed everyday for the desired result.
The third stretch Dr. Goodman shows is a variation of The Founder.
Watch the video to see all the stretches in action, and follow along! Be sure to start slowly and gradually work your way up. These are powerful poses, so you need to develop muscle and strength along the way. Try this for a month, and you will see results in no time!