Besides back and neck pain, researchers have found many other issues that can arise from bad posture. Poor balance, headaches, breathing difficulties, and even heartburn can also be consequences of slumping in your seat. That’s why doctors recommend doing special exercises that can help you to escape all of these problems.
We follow professional recommendations and found 8 simple, yet effective exercises to fix poor posture that you can perform even during a work break. You’ll also find a tip at the end of the article.
1. Open shoulders
- Put your feet shoulder-width apart, arms should be straight down along the body, and your back should also be straight.
- Raise your arms out to the sides and open your chest.
- Start by switching your arms in front of you (one on top of the other). Your right hand should go to the left and your left hand should go to the right so your elbows meet.
- You should feel your shoulder blades working.
- Repeat crossing your arms for 45 seconds to 1 minute.
2. Wing fly up
- Put your feet shoulder-width apart, bend your legs slightly at the knees, and lean forward. Your back should be flat.
- Look at the floor and keep your head straight.
- Lift your arms out to the sides and bend them at your elbows. Squeeze your shoulder blades.
- Now bring your hands in front of your chest.
- Repeat squeezing your shoulder blades like you are flying for 45 seconds to 1 minute.