Did you know you can strengthen your posture as you brush your teeth? It’s easy, just lift one leg (bend the knee and bring it up slightly) and balance on one foot as you brush.
Forcing your body to stabilize while you’re brushing is a really time efficient way to work your core muscles. The challenge of centering and staying upright engages the core back and belly muscles, which is a self-help method for those wanting to minimize postural low back pain. Plus, improving balance can fine-tune athletic performance, and reduce falls as we age. Another bonus… it burns calories!
To get the most benefits, try to maintain optimal posture and position while balancing.
You’re increasing your awareness of standing tall while training deep muscles and nerves to keep you that way. It’s an easy change to your routine to strengthen your posture and balance…while you brighten your smile.