Would you like to improve your posture, PERMANENTLY, in just 10 minutes per day?
Well, Here are some simple exercises and stretches you can do every day that will help you do just that.
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There are a number of reasons why you might be suffering with poor posture. Unfortunately, it is a very common problem and can cause a number of different problems including:
1 – Back, Neck and/or Shoulder Pain
2 – Poor breathing mechanics and associated respiratory problems
3 – Reduced movement efficiency – your body will use more energy in trying to perform any sporting movement.
4 – Reduced feeling of wellbeing due to relationship between posture and mood!
5 – Poor aesthetics – it just doesn’t look great
6 – You will appear less confident to others – this can be an important factor when meeting new people (especially in business)
So what causes these problems in the first place?
Well it can be a number of different things. It can be as simple as sitting too much. When we sit for extended periods of time (like most of us do these days), certain muscles – particularly those at the front of the body such as the neck, chest, upper abdominals and hip flexors) become chronically shortened causing your head to jut forward, your shoulders to ‘close’, your chest to drop, and your upper back to round.
So what can you do about it?
There are a number of stretches and exercises that are great for helping to reverse this phenomenon. Here are few that you can do each day.
This little programme will take you no more than 10 minutes and should be performed once per day (or even twice a day if you want even quicker results).
Please consult your doctor before starting any new exercise programme! This programme is not designed to treat any medical conditions.
– Lower Body Rotation with head and shoulder turn – (1 or 2 sets x 10 reps)
– Upper Trapezius Stretch – (1 or 2 reps x 20 seconds)
– Chest (Pec Major) Stretch – (2 reps x 30-60 seconds)
– Prone Cobra – (2-3 sets of 60-90 seconds)
– Lower Abdominal 2a (or 2b) – (2 sets x 8-10 reps each side)
– 4-Point TVA Tummy Vacuum – 10 breaths holding each for 10 seconds
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