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15 minutes to improved posture

August 26, 2015

 

Do you hunch your shoulders? Do you slump at your desk? do you have 'text neck' (i bet you can guess what that means)

 

 If so you you might need to improve your posture. a good posture is one where the muscles are not overworking to keep your body in alignment, if you are sitting or standing in a way which loads / puts too much stress on certain muscles (and very little on others) you could end up with muscle imbalances which can lead to back pain.

 

There are many muscles involved in a healthy sitting and standing posture, improving flexibility and strength in them can reduce aches and pains and improve posture.

 

Your head is very heavy and the strain put on your neck when you hang it foward to text or browse your phone for long periods. This can cause headaches and tightness in your shoulders.

 

In just 15 minutes you can target these key muscles; try these to release tension, and give yourself an instantly taller, slimmer-looking physique.

 

Minute 1:  Shoulder rolls:

 

get into 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. Repeat 5 to 10 times.

 

this will loosen up the muscles of the upper back which can get tight when holding a poor posture for extended periods

 

 

 

Minute 2:  Chest Release: