20 July 2010

Posture-perfect with Pilates

Health24's Carine van Rooyen finds that staying on the ball has more benefits than meets the eye.

Signing up for Pilates wasn't something I planned.

Up to that point I hadn’t given my posture much thought. But on my way back home, I became acutely aware of the fact that I was slouching in my car seat. Later, as I was preparing dinner, I realised that I arched my back to the point where it became painful when standing. When I finally sank into an armchair with a glass of Merlot, I had to rub my neck and shoulders because they hurt after a long day at my computer.


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