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Aunty’s computer posture – fix!

Aunty’s posture has been deteriorating – maybe because of entering the older lady phase of life, but maybe not.

TaiChi is helping with balance.  Still, poor posture from sitting hours at the computer watching Korean dramas, blogging, inputting into Quickbooks, google searching, checking emails, etc. etc. etc. was taking its toll.  Playing Kuku-Kube (thanks or No thanks to Jalna, lol) has really made Aunty sit transfixed for hours staring at computer screens.

Along comes a good AND EASY way to reverse and overcome poor posture with 3 simple to do exercises.

1.  Maintain a tight core while walking or standing.  Suck in that gut and keep your ears above your shoulders.  (This makes clothing look great on us – especially that lumpy looking part under the boobs and above the waist.)

2.  Backwards arm rolls with palms facing up.  This one will really feel foreign – we don’t ever use this motion or direction, but it works!

3.  Elbow pushing on a wall.  Something like isometrics (remember those?) but easier.  It is hard for Aunty to relax her neck, but Aunty will learn.

Thanks to the folks at Easy Health Options for this link to Dr. Brett Cardonick’s video demonstrating the exercises:

Look good, feel good!  Or is it the other way around?

About The Author

Aunty is a new senior citizen and loving this phase of her life. Less responsibilities, less fear of being weird, able to do more of the things that I want to do! Older, yes, slower, yes, but life is even more wonderful in my golden years and I look forward to even goldener ones.

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Comments (6)

  • Musings

    I will have to watch this in a minute. My posture is very bad and I am now suffering from horrible back aches. My nurse practitioner says the x-rays showed degenerative disc disease. Sigh…

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    • Aunty

      Oh no! I google searched and found a good video that explains the disease: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pElx2UhmvhI
      I will keep searching for solutions and let you know when I find good ones. One thing you can do, if it applies to you, is to stop drinking any artificial sweetener in any form (i.e. diet soda, drinks, foods). My brother had some bad back symptoms and he felt better after he dropped drinking his favorite diet Coke.
      I am emailing you now. I found some potentially good natural therapies by google searching for them.

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  • jalna

    Awesome! Feels goooood!

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  • Lizzie

    Does Aunty ever watch Chinese Dramas? They used to suck but now getting better every year.

    Hear you on the computer posture. I do yoga trying to counter that.

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    • Aunty

      I watched a few Chinese dramas but I still prefer the Korean ones since I have some favorite actors and actresses. I am too undisciplined for yoga. Taichi is more my speed but I keep forgetting the next step and have been in beginners’ class for years. For now, rotating my arms with palms up is easy for me and I feel the shift.

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