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Improve Your Health By Improving Your Posture With This Simple Exercise

Welcome to the new year! I hope you had a great holiday weekend and you’re setting some big goals for 2016!

I’m continuing my “Army Training” exercise series this week. Most people have what I call “schlumped over” posture and it’s hurting their overall health in ways they don’t recognize. When your shoulders are hunched forward and your head and neck are bent forward, it puts unbalanced pressure on your ribcage, sternum, lungs, intestines, and over-taxes your middle back muscles. The extra tension on your spinal muscles and vertebrae can pinch your nervous system in ways that interfere with the communications between your brain and major organs. You don’t want to live that way.

Good posture isn’t difficult. I talked about it a little in our series on sitting posture, but this exercise is a little different. This one will help you walk a little taller, appear more confident (it might even make you feel more confident), and breathe a little easier. Take a look.

If you’ve been doing the other “Army Training” exercises with us, this is a great one to add to your routine, because it extends us up a little further north of the core muscles we’ve been working on all this time. If you haven’t been with us, you need to start now. I won’t make you go all the way back to the beginning of “Move Right Monday;” just work through this “Army Training” series. I think you’ll be pleased with the results.

If you know someone who hates exercise and deals with some of the posture pain we’ve been talking about, this is a great series to get them started on. It only takes a few minutes at a time and they are so easy to do (except for the last one – that was a beast).

Thank you so much for being with us here. I hope you’ll join us again later this week on “Wellness Wednesday” and “Think Right Thursday.” And be sure to join our growing community on Facebook. We can’t wait to meet you.

“At the end of your feelings is NOTHING. At the end of your principles is a PROMISE.”  — Eric Thomas

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