Posture exercise in youth keeps you standing tall
New study looked at how posture breaks down with age. Largest point of breakdown- the head moving forward of the pelvis.
Their conclusion about what they call the Cranial Center of Gravity:
“The CCG measurement correlated the most with age and may be a useful index marker of global spinal balance in decision making for surgical treatment of adult deformity involving cervical and thoracolumbar lesions.”
Put another way, Do your StrongPosture® exercise to keep standing tall when you are young to stay active as you get older. And benchmark where you are now with annual PosturePictures (and perhaps the PostureZone app*)
*PostureZone is a free tool to check posture and track changes. Download the free Posture App>>> Professionals upgrade with an in-app purchase to the pro version for only $29.99.
Craniopelvic Alignment in Elderly Asymptomatic Individuals: Analysis of 671 Cranial Centers of GravityYoshida, Go M.D.; Yasuda, Tatsuya M.D.; Togawa, Daisuke M.D.; Hasegawa, Tomohiko M.D.; Yamato, Yu M.D.; Kobayashi, Sho M.D.; Arima, Hideyuki M.D.; Hoshino, Hironobu M.D.; Matsuyama, Yukihiro M.D. Spine: 11 April 2014