Episode 50 Pain-free Posture With Lora Anderson And Nikki Alstedter

“With our technology-driven world and sedentary lifestyles, its more important than ever to reclaim the design and function of our bodies.”

-Pain-Free Posture Handbook

We all know the benefits of good posture, or at least we knew the benefits. With our ever busy world, and our hours of sitting at a desk, most of us are slumped over with sore shoulder and back pain. The Pain-Free Posture Handbook by Lora Anderson and Nikki Alstedter has easy to follow exercises to help you reclaim your posture and live pain-free.

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • What inspired you to write this book?
  • How important is posture?
  • What affects our posture in our day to day life?
  • How has our society set us up for bad posture?
  • What happens when we consistently have bad posture?
  • Is our posture affected by our emotions?
  • How are breathing and posture related?
  • How can someone start to learn to breathe properly?
  • What benefits are there from having good posture?
  • How can someone find out they have bad posture?
  • Can you describe good posture for us?
  • Is it hard to learn and maintain good posture?
  • I know a lot of people feel that once they are older there is not much they can do about their posture.  What are your thoughts on this?
  • How does our core help us with posture?
  • If we have good posture does that mean we will always be standing up straight and not slouching?
  • I think we’ve all been told in our lives to push our shoulders back and down, does this help with posture?
  • What should our posture be like when we are walking?
  • What should our posture be like when we’re sitting?
  • Is there a certain way to sleep that will help maintain posture?
  • How can we lift things without hurting ourselves?
  • I’ve had a lot of people complain to me about gardening, is there a way they can make this easier?
  • How can someone get started to do some of your exercises in the book?
  • Can you give us an example of one of your favourite exercise?
  • Is there a good way to wake up in the morning that will allow us to feel better throughout the day?
  • Is there an exercise that can help us when we are sitting all day?
  • Do you have any last tips for anyone wanting to make some changes?
  • How can someone get more information about you and your book?