Who doesn’t want to have a great posture that sends every onlooker into awe? Do you bend while you walk and feel embarrassed when people remind you of your poor posture? The good news here is that you can improve your posture and stop staring at models with nice postures in the magazines, wishing you were like them.
The best way to make this happen is to exercise; there are amazing exercises you can do that will fix you right back up and correct your posture. Below are some of them.
Plank is one of the best exercises when it comes to having a good posture. This is a full body work out that deals with major muscles in the body. To do this, lie face down on the floor and keep your palms alongside shoulders and feet and legs together. Lift yourself off the floor so that your arms are straight and you are balanced evenly on your hands and toes. Raise yourself to your forearms, and ensure your spine is straight. Maintain this pose for about 30 seconds or more, depending on how long you can maintain it.
2. Dumbbell side bends
This exercise is very effective for the oblique muscles. To do this, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, and relax your shoulders. Bend slowly to one side and return to the original position. You will need a light weight to do this.
3. Pilates swimming
Pilates swimming helps to strengthen the back and enable proper sitting posture and also ensures you are standing upright. To do this, lie face down on the floor, with your arms straight over your head. Lift your left arm and the right leg, whilst your elbow and knee are kept straight. Then lower your limbs back to the original position and then, repeat with the right arm and left leg.
4. Shoulder rolls
Shoulder rolls is a simple stretch that works effectively to relieve tension and also encourage correct posture. Begin by inhaling while you raise your shoulders towards your ears. Maintain this pose for some seconds, and then exhale and return your shoulder blades down and together. You can do this exercise either on your seat or while standing. Repeat the process for about 5 to 10 times, and for quicker results, you can attempt it twice before each day runs out.
It’s time to correct your posture, even without going to the gym.
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