Getting that perfect spine back isn’t going to be a quick fix. You’ll need consistency, awareness, and dedication.
You may not think about your posture when you're working out, but the truth is some types of exercise improve posture better than others. Even though you may be more concerned about how many miles you can get in, or how you're improving your weight lifting game; posture is an important factor in exercise and everyday life.
If you have back pain, improving your posture is unlikely to address the root cause of your pain, but it may help alleviate muscle tension.
Correcting your posture may feel awkward at first because your body has become so used to sitting and standing in a particular way.
But with a bit of practise, good posture will become second nature and be one step to helping your back in the long term.
Bad posture is a common problem for many people, as we live in a world full of activities leading to poor posture. Poor posture is an underlying cause of back pain. Workout at your desk with these stretches that reduce tension, strengthen the back and help prevent slouching.
We’ve created three types of posture exercises: Seated exercises (that you can do right at your desk), standing exercises (you can perform anywhere in the office) and floor exercises (perform these when you wake up in the morning or get home at night). Each group of exercises focuses on two things: strengthening the upper back to keep the shoulders pulled back and prevent slouching, and stretching exercises to open up the front of the body, specifically the chest.