Posture Exercises

Senior Balance Exercises Video Series

These posture exercises help not only with proper posture, but with balance.

Having the correct posture can also help with lower back pain.

These senior workouts are done while sitting down in a chair and focus on proper alignment of the spine.

The video on this page is about 4 minutes long, so grab a chair and spend some time sitting straight.

Exercise #5 - Posture Exercises

There are no step by step instructions for this video. Instead, just following along with the video until you can do it on your own.

Or use the video each time you want to work on your posture.

These simple chair exercises will stretch, lengthen and strengthen the spinal cord for improved posture and balance.

Below are some tips on sitting correctly while in a chair.
  1. Start in a standing position. Place your thumbs on the hip bones and your forefingers on the pubic bone.
  2. Tilt your pelvis so both bones are level.
  3. Now sit down and try to maintain this position while keeping the small natural curve at the base of the spine. 
  4. Place your feet flat on the floor shoulder width apart and pointing forwards. The hips and knees should be at a 90 degree angle.
  5. Roll your shoulders back and down. You should feel your chest broadening and your shoulder blades moving down your back. 
  6. Lastly, make sure your head can move freely and that there is a slight curve at the top of the spine. Your ears should be directly over the shoulders.
Now that you have the steps to sit properly, let's move on to the posture exercises.  
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. 

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