Why posture matters - Especially as we age

Posture shouldn't dwindle as you age! Follow these tips to keep the slouch out of your stature.

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Let's be honest, our bodies won't move quite the same way at 50 as they did at 25. But that doesn't mean your athletic pursuits have to dwindle. 

Maintaining strong posture as you age is key to unlocking strength, preventing injuries, and finding joy in movement for years to come.

Ditch any preconcieved notions about age and physical performance. Instead tap into the power of posture to improve mobility.

Whether you're a seasoned competitor or weekend warrior, understanding how age impacts posture gives you the tools to stay active for the long haul.

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Dr. Steven Capobianco teaching a posture panel for older athletes.

We tapped into the knowledge of Dr. Steven Capobianco, a chiropractor and strength and conditioning coach with twenty years of experience (and a member of the BodyStack advisory board) so here some of his best practices for holding our form as we age.

Why Posture Matters – Especially as We Age

Posture isn't just about how you stand. It's the foundation for every movement you make. Over time, factors like desk jobs, injuries, and simply the wear-and-tear of daily life can create imbalances in your posture. This can lead to:

  • Pain: Misaligned posture puts unnecessary stress on joints, muscles, and ligaments, causing aches and increasing injury risk.

  • Movement Limitations: Poor posture hinders our range of motion, making activities feel more difficult and less enjoyable.

  • Decreased Performance: Compromised posture impacts our ability to generate power and efficiency during athletic activities.

  • Confidence: How we carry ourselves influences how we feel, and slumped posture can leave us less confident in our bodies.

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What You Can Do To Improve Posture After 50?

Now that we know some of the problems that come up with poor posture let's help you find some solutions.

Dr. Capobianco shared some great insights with us about posture and movement for people of all ages (which you can learn all about here).

He also built a recommended Stack for improving posture for people in their 50s and beyond. Find his best recommendations here.

Posture is important at any age, but by incorporating a few thoughtful movements as part of your daily wellness routine and some key tools to support those practices, you won't need to be premature limited in your partaking in the activities you love as you age.

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Brian Leddy CEO & Co-Founder, BodyStack (FDN-P)
Certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner (FDN-P) and owner of Leddy Functional Wellness. Formerly an Adweek Executive and Media Entreprenuer, Brian pivoted his career to focus on inspiring and coaching people from all walks of life to make positive strides in their respective health journeys. Brian is a Co-Founder, and now serves as the CEO of BodyStack.
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