Posture Exercises to Keep Your Spine Healthy Video

How to do a short easy daily stretch and exercise routine designed and proven to effectively improve posture spinal health and quality of life useful as a work break or physical activity warm up and cool down
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Posture Exercises to Keep Your Spine Healthy Welcome and thank you for watching this video presentation Straighten Up America, very easy instruction exercise routine that will take you and your entire family only three to five minutes a day to do. That’s been proven to improve your health and quality alike. Designed to help you and your children feel and look your best. The program is divided into three sessions. Part One, the Star. Part Two, Flying Friends, and Part Three, Core Balance. These exercises are designed for healthy adults and children. If your child has a disorder disability which limits activity and movement, check with your family chiropractor or other health care provider and make sure these exercises are appropriate. If any exercise causes sharp or shooting pain, stop and let your doctor know. First, how to stand like an inner winner. Stand straight and tall with your head held high. Put your ear, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles in a straight line and tighten your stomach most as up by pulling your belly button towards your spine. First stop, Section One, the Stars, starting with the tilting star. Remember, have fun! Stand like an inner winner. Spread your arms and legs into a star. Breathe in as you slowly stretch one arm over your head and slide your other arm down your leg. Slowly tilt the star to other side. Relax at the end of the stretch and don’t forget to breathe in and don’t forget to breathe in and out and repeat both sides twice. Next stop, the Twirling Star. While on the star position, turn your head to look at one hand. Slowly twist your entire spine and watch your hand as it goes behind you. Relax at each stretch, and don’t forget to breathe in and out. Repeat both sides twice. And last of the warm up, the Twisting Star. In the Star position, bend your elbows and raise your hands up. Bring one of your elbows across your body, while raising your opposite knee towards it. Then bring the other elbow across your body while you raise your other knee towards it. Repeat 15 times. Relax and breathe. You’re doing great. Under Section Two, the Flying Friends starting with the Eagle. Put your arms straight up and pull your shoulders back. Breathe in and slowly raise your arms up and over your head, until your hands touch together. Breathe out and slowly lower your arms back down to your sides. Repeat three or five times. Next stop, the Humming Bird. Put your arms out to the side with your hands up and pull your shoulders back. Make small backward circles with your hands and arms. Bend at your waist from side to side while you keep the circles going. Keep going while you count to 10. Last of the Flying Friends, the Butterfly. Put your arms behind your head and gently pull your elbows back. Slowly and gently, press your head against your hands while you count to two. Relax and breathe. Repeat three times. Here’s an exercise you can do between the others, called Trap Openers. Breathe and relax your stomach muscles, lay your head, hang loosely forward and gently roll it from side to side. Using your fingers, gently rub the area just below the back of your head of your neck. Relax your shoulders and gently roll them back. Keep doing this for a count of 15. Last stop, Section Three of core balance starting with the Tight Rope. Pretend to form in front of you is a tight rope. Take a step forward on this tight rope, keeping your front knee over your ankle and not your toes. Hold while you count to 20, and repeat with the other foot forward. Next stop, Throwing Water. Stand with your feet wider than your shoulders, gently circle your body from side to side. Lay your arms flat back and forth while you're shifting your weight from knee to knee. Keep going while you count to 15. Next stop, the Triangle. Lean on one side until your elbow can rest on your bent knee. Breathe in and slowly raise your other arm above your head, so your body makes a triangle. Feel the stretch in your body, hold it for a count of ten and

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