Exercises to correct your posture
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It is important to ensure you maintain the right body posture not just for better appearance but to prevent other problems as well. A straight spine is an important factor for life long wellness. A bad posture has negative effects on one’s digestion, breathing and results in body pains. Good posture ensures optimum functioning of muscles, bones and organs in the body.
Try these simple exercises for better posture
This exercise works on your core, strengthens it and improves your posture. It strengthens the abdominal muscles as well as the shoulders and back.
Lie on a mat and raise your body such that you are balancing equally on just your hands and toes, ensuring your spine is straight and hold in this position for at least 15-30 seconds.
- Twisting crunches
An exercise that works on your abs and obliques to help you achieve better posture. Lie on your back with knees bent and legs resting on the feet. Place your hands on either sides of the head. Now, slowly lift your right shoulder towards the left leg hold for a second then relax and repeat the same with the left shoulder and right leg.
- Side bends
Another good stretch for the back an exercise that also works on the obliques for better posture. You’ll need dumbbells for this one or just some weight to hold. Stand upright with weights in each hand and legs shoulder width apart. Slowly, bend to one side hold for a couple of seconds then return to starting position. Repeat the same on the other side.
- Back extension
One of the best stretches for the spine, an essential exercise to practice that works on the back to improve your posture. Lie on your front with hands by the sides. Now, slowly lift your shoulder off the ground as far as possible and hold for a few seconds before you relax.
- Pilates swim
Another great workout for the entire back to help fix your posture, lie on your front with arms raised, straight above your head. Now, raise your left arm and right leg, hold for a few seconds before returning back to starting position. Repeat the same with the other pair.