The posture of a person indicates the fitness level of a person. Good posture helps you to maintain your center of gravity. This becomes more important when exercise is involved, if you work out in an incorrect posture, it may not give the desired result and can lead to injuries.
You can improve your posture with just simple exercises that involve easy-to-lift weights. Balance-specific exercises focus on posture, exercises build strength in areas where it’s needed and also stretches that loosen tight muscles. You can improve your posture noticeably in just a few weeks by increasing your core strength and flexibility.
These exercises will help you a lot in improving your posture, check them out:
Chest up: Lift your chest up as you inhale deeply. While your chest up, keep your shoulders relaxed and avoid arching your back. Once you've lifted up, hold the position as you exhale slowly. You should feel relaxed but taller.
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Chin tuck: This particular exercise helps you to strengthen your neck muscles. Start with your shoulders rolling back and down. Look straight ahead. Now, place 2 fingers on your chin and push gently to slightly tuck your chin and slowly move your head back, creating a double chin. Hold for 3 to 5 seconds and then release.
Snow angel: All you need to do is lie down on your back with your legs straight or slightly bent. Bring your arms overhead and move them up and down as if you're making a “snow angel” on the floor. Breathe in as you take your arms up and breathe out as you slowly move your arms back.
Doorway stretch: Stand in a doorway to do this exercise. Place your hands on the side of the doorframe so your forearm are parallel to the floor. Make sure your arms are bent and your fingers are pointing toward the ceiling. Then slowly lean your body forward. Hold for 7 to 10 seconds. Relax, then repeat, Hold again for 7-10 seconds.
Superman: To do this exercise, lie flat on your stomach with your arms up by your ears. Raise your right arm and your left leg a few inches off the ground and then slowly back down. Then do the same with left side for 30 seconds. Don't overarch your back and engage your abdominal muscles as you move to avoid hurting your back.