Here are the best 5 exercises to improve your posture!
A straight and healthy spine is essential for your overall health and finding out how to improve your posture is an important process that requires attention and focus. Many people start experiencing the negative effects of poor posture habits sooner than you think and it affects everything in their bodies: muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones. The body isn’t able to function optimally anymore and even some organs loose a bit of their proper placement when the posture is bad.
If you want to really improve your posture, feel better and have a slimmer-looking physique do this simple exercises and always pay attention at the way your body feels and looks like, especially when you’re sitting at your desk.
1. Shoulder rolls. This is one of the easiest exercises for a better posture. You have to stand in a comfortable position. As you inhale, raise your shoulders and shoulder blades to your ears. On the exhale, pull your shoulder blades down and together. You can also do this exercise when sitting at your desk. Repeat it 10 times.
2. The Pyramid. Step your left foot back so it remains fully on the floor. Square your hips. With your legs straight, clasp your forearms behind your back, exhale, and lean forward from your hips. Remember that you don’t have to round your spine. Take three to five breaths and rise, then switch sides.
3. Planks. For a good posture you gotta have a strong core and there’s no better way to get it than doing planks regularly. Depending on your fitness level, you may try regular planks, side planks, reverse planks, rowing planks, and more advanced versions like the plank rollout or plank crunches. HERE you can see how do to planks in a proper form and how to get the best out of this exercise.
4. Back extensions. If you want to improve your posture you also need a strong back. This exercise will help you strengthen it fast. Lie with your face down, extending arms straight above your head. Keeping your head in line with your spine, slowly lift your shoulders as far off the floor as possible, then return to the starting position.
5. Chair pose. Stand up and rise your hands in front of your shoulders. Make sure you contract all your arm muscles. Exhale as you bend your knees (no more than 90 degrees) and keep them over your toes. Take two breaths and stand up. Repeat it several times.