NHS Strength and flexibility: posture 

The NHS Strength and flexibility podcast series helps you get fit without the expense of a gym or fitness trainer. Featuring Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, these podcasts talk you through a series of equipment-free exercises to improve your strength and flexibility. In the videos accompanying the podcast series, each exercise is demonstrated. In this clip, Laura shows you how to make sure your starting posture is correct.

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Transcript of NHS Strength and flexibility: posture


Stand tall looking straight ahead, arms by your sides, feet hip width apart

and toes pointing forwards.

Imagine a string attached to your head pulling upwards.

Gently draw your shoulders back and down.

Your legs should be straight, but don't lock your knees.

Your weight should be evenly spread between both legs.

Avoid leaning forwards or backwards.

You should be aware of a small hollow in your lower back,

but don't stick your bottom out.


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