So the question is then how can you correct your posture? Well, correcting your posture can be a slow process, especially if you’ve had poor posture for a long period of time. Especially if you have not paid attention to your posture from early on in life.
The best way to get rid of your gut is by doing sit-ups. Sit ups work by exercising your abdominal muscles which then get stronger and hold your gut in place. This will also give you that stellar abdomen that you have been dreaming about and lessen the weight on your spine.
Throw enthusiasm into vacuum cleaning. The hula-hoop you have for the grandchildren, try using it again! Take up dancing in one of its many forms is enjoyable, for not only the exercise but also the mental stimulation of other like-minded people.
We all start to slow down as we age, but we do have control over how much physical activity we do. While certainly our muscles slow as we age, they will improve with regular exercise. This extends older peoples abilities to look after themselves in their own home for a longer period. It will increase balance and diminish the chance of falls.
If you do not have a swimming pool, take up walking instead. I think the secret to getting results from your exercises is to make it a part of your day, every day! Don’t have time to schedule a regular exercise time? Make the most of opportunities that present themselves everyday. Park your car at the other side of the shopping mall and walk to the shops. Get off your bus the stop before you need to get off and walk to the next stop.
Walking, and doing simple exercises in a medium that gives resistance to all the muscles, making them work harder! This regular routine has allowed me to climb two flights of stairs without becoming breathless. Something I could not do prior to taking up swimming!
The same goes for a bench press. It’s a very simple exercise in practice but very different in reality. The chest can be difficult to activate when attempting a barbell bench press. Arms, back, shoulders can all be used in this exercise leaving the chest the last muscle to activate. In some cases, I have had to put my clients in some quite unusual positions in order to get them to ‘feel’ their chest activating and then move into correct alignment gradually. As a result, I get much better results and eventually get my clients moving in the right way.
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