Stretches & Exercises

Easy Exercises to Fix Bad Posture

KNEELING CHAIR STRETCH Start with a stretching exercise to open up the pectoral region, the chest, the abdominal region as well as the biceps. This exercise helps avoid the rounding of the shoulders and promotes sufficient blood flow through the torso. Kneel down on the floor with a chair behind you with its legs parallel to your knees. Hold on with both hands to the legs of the chair as you bring your pelvis forward and your forehead back. Hold this position for the following 20 to 30 seconds and release. Do this twice a day or whenever you feel your upper back tightening up. SHOULDER CIRCULAR EXERCISE This exercise strengthens the muscles between your shoulder blades (rhomboids). These muscles pull your shoulder blades together giving you an open chest and a straight upper back. Stand up straight with your chest out and belly button pulled back. Spread your arms…

Foam Roller Exercises: The Everyday Secret Weapon to Combat Poor Posture and Body Pain

Working on your desk for prolonged hours can adversely affect your posture. Most people do not use an ergonomic chair, and while using the computer, we often find ourselves slouching. Due to these poor habits, you will begin to suffer from neck and lower back pain. In this article, we discuss the foam roller exercises that relieve your back or neck pain. If you have ever found yourself agonizing how to work out the knots in your muscles after spending a long day hunched over your computer, using a foam roller could do the trick. It is perhaps the quickest and most affordable way you can give yourself a deep tissue massage. Foam rolling, also known as Self-Myofascial Release, is one of the most effective ways an individual can correct poor posture. The principle here is much similar to deep tissue massage, which works by relaxing the deep muscles as…

Good Posture in 4 weeks

[Updated on 1 June 2020] We’ve all had someone dear in our life warn us about slouching at some point in our lives. Whether it was your mum or grandmother, they were only trying to help. Bless their sweethearts. In the modern, tech advanced age, getting a perfect natural posture is easier said than done. More and more people are obsessed with their cellphones, and our daily routine involves hours and hours of sitting down all day, which is affecting everyone’s Posture. In this article, we have explained how you can get in a good posture in 4 weeks. Poor Posture isn’t just about having a rounded shoulder or forward jutting chins; your Posture affects every bit of your body. Did you know that your Posture can have an overall effect on both your physical and mental health? According to recent studies by chiropractors and health professionals, individuals who have…

Exercises to help your sitting posture

[Updated on 1 June 2020] If you are a health-conscious person, then you are probably haunted by the idea that you need to have a correct posture, and this often means indulging in a tedious, chronic, uncertain battle against self-imposed crookedness. A big part of how we acquire our posture might be linked to how we spend a big chunk of our day sitting down at work, and when we go home, we avoid indulging in physical exercise and spend the better part of our evening in front of a computer or the television watching our favorite shows. The best example of good posture is visible in children, whose daily activities clearly show that most of them have the perfect posture. Think of it, when kids watch television, they will invariably sit on the floor completely upright and most of the time with a straight back. Adults, on the other…

Core Exercises that Strengthen Your Posture

[Updated on 1 June 2020] Having a strong core is an invaluable asset. For starters, having a strong and stable core will give you better body balance and posture; it will also go a long way in reducing your back pain. Your core muscles play a vital role when it comes to moving your body. They directly affect your mobility, movement and of course, your posture. In this article, we have mentioned some best core exercises to strengthen your core. Your midsection is always working when you lift an object, when you stand up, walk or even breathe. Also, your core strength ultimately determines your ability to balance stabilize and control your body weight every time you are exercising. Your Pelvic girdle, as well as your spine, acts as the control center of your core along with the surrounding muscles such as your glutes, erector spine, and your abdominals-contracting and…

Advanced posture exercises

[Updated on 1 June 2020] Bad posture is a common problem for most people in the modern world since we live in a time full of activities that promote poor posture. Having poor posture is when an individual’s spine is situated in an unnatural position for an extended period, mostly due to individuals’ daily activities. In this article, we have discussed advanced posture exercises that can correct poor posture easily. Some of the causes of poor posture include hunching your back, improper understanding of correct posture, slouching, sedentary lifestyle, looking down at your computer the whole day, poor core stability, and lacking a regular exercise routine. If you are a victim of the above, you don’t need to panic. Fortunately for you, poor posture can easily be corrected. Why is it important to fix poor posture? Having a poor posture doesn’t only make you look unattractive and unhealthy; it’s also…

Sitting posture exercises

[Updated on 1 June 2020] Do you experience neck, back, and shoulder pain after a day in the office? Well, this is not out of the norm for most people in the U.S, and it can easily happen if you spend an awful amount of time sitting down. Experiencing these aches and pains can make you very uncomfortable and less productive, and we all understand the more active you are in a day, the better for your health. Therefore, between having to put it all the hours at work, commuting, and responding to emails, it’s almost impossible to get a minute to catch your breath, leave alone getting more than 10,000 steps a day. So, what measures can you take when you are forced to spend more than half your day working at your desk at work, and don’t have a standing desk, or can’t move as much as you…

Inversion Table Exercises

[Updated on 1 June 2020] Ever thought of hanging down as a positive exercise? Bats seem to like it, and you will soon after you learn about the benefits. You’ve probably seen the ads on Inversion tables; they are devices that have been designed to let you hang upside down to relieve back pain. It increases circulation decompress your joints while at the same time offering an overall sense of good health; just like you would after a yoga session. Inversion tables have your normal long table design with a hinge located at the center with a designated space where your legs and feet as you hang on an anchor. While on the device, the user fastens their feet, slowly tilting their head in a head-down position until they are able to get to the desired angle. Who can benefit from an inversion table? Physicians and therapists rely on the…

7 Best Exercises For Posture-With Steps And Images

[Updated on 1 June 2020] Our ancestors spent all their time in search of food and shelter, traveling large distances was their daily routine. Our body is designed to be regularly active and working. But with technology, work has become much easier in a lot of ways. But, we too have developed a problem from sitting all day at a desk and minimizing the amount of exercise which we do. We are losing our posture and we are losing our health. Let’s regain it by doing some healthy exercise. Our body is our favorite and most precious ornament; we should take care of it. Exercise is crucial to supporting a fast metabolism and burning more calories per day. It also helps you maintain your muscle mass and weight loss. What is good posture and why is it so important? Posture refers to the body’s alignment and positioning with respect to…

How To Correct Your Body Alignment

[Updated on 1 June 2020] Your posture says a lot about your personality. It also says a lot about how your joints and muscles are working. Here’s everything you need to know about assessing your postural deviations and how to fix them! Living with bad posture can be a dangerous thing. The muscle and ligament imbalances that result from poor alignment can lead to all sorts of problems: Chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain Foot, knee, hip, and back injuries Headaches Stiffness Fatigue Muscle atrophy and weakness Difficulty breathing Digestion issues Impingement and nerve compression Sciatica Carpal tunnel syndrome Correcting Your Alignment Most postural deviations occur because the muscles that work to hold a joint in place are imbalanced. Generally speaking, one muscle group will be too tight and the opposing muscle group will be too loose or weak. The easiest and most effective way to correct imbalances is…

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