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Quit slouching! Chest Out! Shoulders Back!

February 26, 2011 | Jorge | Comments (0)

If this made you sit upright then perhaps you should pay attention to what I’m about to tell you.  These words could very well be the commands from your militaristic chiropractor who has gone mad because you’ve developed the case of severe back pain and his sessions with you seem to relieve tension only temporarily.

Like most health ailments, there are several reasons to explain the cause of (back) pain.  One likely candidate is poor body posture; research does suggest that we spend an incredible amount of time slouching in our office chairs afterall. 

The good news is that there are teachable ways of sitting, walking and moving with good posture.  There is even more good news.  As part of Barbara Frum Library’s Health Series in March, an introductory seminar on improving posture is being offered on March 22 at 2 PM.  Susan Green, a certified teacher of the Mitzvah Technique, will help you get started.

For program details click here or Download Mitzvah Technique - March 22, 2011.
For more information about the speaker, click here

In addition to this program, the library has resources that assist you in improving your posture.  See the full list here, or check out some suggested titles below.

 

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8 Steps to a pain-free back: natural posture solutions for pain in the back, next shoulder, hip, knee and foot

The new rules of posture: how to sit, stand and move in the modern world

Yoga body: the origins of modern posture practice

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