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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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27. Points on posture

How you hold yourself can make you look and feel longer, leaner and more confident. Shoulders back now, ladies.

To improve your posture in days gone by you simply balanced a few books on your head and walked elegantly around a room. These days improving posture is an altogether more athletic pursuit.

The key to great posture is to stabilise your core, i.e. the muscles that run around your body – your natural corset if you like. Pilates is the ultimate tummy-flattening, posture-boosting discipline as it’s based on firming precisely these muscles. Pilates can also be a great libido booster as strengthening your abs, back and pelvic floor can enhance sexual function and response.

Try the Pilates ‘zip and hollow’ method, ...

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