3 Tips for Finally Changing Your Posture
By Genevieve Cunningham
Posture is a big deal. You may not even realize it, but poor posture can really affect the way that you look and feel. Appearance wise, poor posture can make you look heavier, weaker, and as though you lack basic confidence in yourself. And because slouching is often the epitome of poor posture, it can literally make you feel rundown and definitely less than your best. Even though most of us know that we should stand up straight and tall, it’s a bit harder to do in practice. To finally beat bad posture and protect the health of your back long-term, check out these posture correcting tips.
Include Posture Exercises
You may not be aware that there are actual exercises that target posture specifically. These exercises include the use of the arms, the neck, and of course the back. They may also include props such as a wall or in some instances a yoga ball. Perform these exercises every day (they only take 10-15 minutes), and you’ll likely see results within weeks. You can see some of these types of exercises on the internet or on YouTube videos such as this.
Strengthen Your Back Muscles
Another great way to improve your posture is to strengthen the muscles in your back. The weaker your back muscles, the more likely they are to get tired, and the more quickly you’ll resort to a slumped or slouched position. In order to strengthen the back, lift weights in a way that focuses on this muscle group. If you don’t know where to get started, hit up your local gym and ask a professional for advice.
One of the best ways to improve your posture is to improve the overall health of your spine and back in general. A great way to do this is by getting regular chiropractic care. Chiropractors will look for misalignments of the vertebrae of the spine that may be contributing to pain and hindering your posture. They’ll then correct these areas, which can lead to pain relief and a bit of additional support. With regular care, you may be able to keep your spine pain-free and in a better condition to stand up straight and strong without any negative side effects.
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