Good posture is essential to your health. It sounds like an old wive’s tale, but studies have proven that poor posture contributes to spinal subluxations, which in turn compromise the nervous system, which then can adversely affect many different functions of the body. One way to fight these subluxations is to visit a chiropractor regularly, but it is good to try to prevent them by exercising, and by strengthening the core so that your body is strong enough to keep your spine straight.
In this video, Dr. Neil King demonstrates some important posture-improving chiropractic exercises that can help.
The first exercise has you starting in a tabletop position on all fours. Lower yourself to the mat, put your arms and legs straight out from the body, and slowly lift the legs and the upper body at the same time. King shows you the proper way to do this exercise, which is called the “Superman.” Do five of these per day. They help you with your strength, your mobility, and your flexibility.
The second exercise has you starting on your back – you press your lower back into the floor and lift the buttocks. Lift the lower body and hold for fifteen seconds. This exercise is an abdominal exercise that leads into the best exercise you can do for your abs – the bicycle. King shows you how to do it properly so that you’re not pulling on your head or neck.
Do the first abdominal exercise 5 times per day, and the bicycle for 15 cycles for each leg.
Doing these exercises will help you maintain a healthy spine, and you’ll look and feel better, too!
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