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Lengthen Your Posture as You Run…

Posted on 25 September 2012

This tip comes courtesy of my friend Lieutenant Colonel (Dr.) Dan Kuland, who, before he retired, was U.S. Air Force Chief of Health Promotion.

“Lengthen your posture while running by imagining a helium balloon attached to your head.”

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3 Responses to “Lengthen Your Posture as You Run…”

  1. Richard says:

    My mid-western grandmother always told us to “hook your sternum to a star” as a way of ensuring we would stand up straight.

  2. kukini ken says:

    My head is a helium balloon!

  3. Matthew says:

    I’ve been trying this for the past week or so. It’s also helping me land lighter – much better than imagining I’m running on eggshells, which just makes me tense up!


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