This email was released August 4, 2011.
Dr. Claudia Ng - Chiropractor 吳玨儒 - 註冊脊醫
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The Story
While lingerie has long been a crucial part of a woman’s fashion arsenal, today’s women want more. “Functional lingerie”, which claims to enhance both your curves and your posture, has been popularized by trend-setting fashionistas. The strategically placed wires and exotic fabric blends claim the double duty of supporting a woman’s assets (bust and buttocks) while transforming a sluggish figure into a sleek, toned one. In this article, we’ll explore this new trend in body-boosting undergarments to determine potential benefits and risks.
The Good Posture Workout

Did you know that we spend most of our day defying gravity? And we’re not talking about performing complex yoga poses or bootcamps for aeronauts: we’re talking about the simple act of staying upright ... CONTINUE >

So, Why Do We Slouch?

Simple – it’s the path of least resistance. Keeping a straight back requires work. Similar to a GPS device, every inch of our body needs continuous feedback to map our position, so it knows exactly when to relax and contract certain muscles ... CONTINUE >

The Physics of Functional Lingerie

Wires and fabric can do wonders to reshape soft tissue, like the ones found on our breasts, buttocks, and upper thighs. Well-fitted, body-shaping lingerie is also a great option for ladies with curves because it pulls the softer pieces closer to the spine (also the centre of gravity), providing extra support... CONTINUE >

The Solution: A Built-in Corset

Lingerie that adequately supports your figure and makes you feel good should be part of every woman’s wardrobe. Steer clear of relying on "posture-improving" products, as they may actually lead to poor posture over time. Instead, get the most out of your lingerie by pairing it up with a built-in corset: one made from strong abdominal and back muscles. How’s your built-in corset right now? Have you been able to maintain your posture while reading this article? Check out our quick tip to learn more, or contact us today.

Quick Tip

Exercise #1: Shoulder Roll — Mobilise and relax the tired muscles around the shoulders and shoulder blades after sitting for long periods of time.  Repeat 20 times each in clockwise and anti-clockwise directions. SHOW ME >

Exercise #2: Scapular Retraction — Begin with an exercise band wrapped on each open palm. (Don’t have one? Get it free at your next check-up!). Open your arms while keeping elbows tucked to your sides and maintaining an upright posture. When you’ve reached just past 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock, slowly release the tension by returning to the starting position. Repeat 2 to 3 times. SHOW ME >

What's New
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FREE Exercise Band — Put this issue’s exercise tip in action by booking an appointment at our clinic by August 31 to receive a free Thera-Band® resistance band (a $70 value)! Versatile and easy to use, this pocket-size tool can help increase strength, improve balance, and reduce joint pain. BOOK NOW >