Sort your posture out….
Posted on: Wednesday, 6th February 2013
How to Improve Posture?
We all aspire to look good, but while taking care of all other minor issues we often forget to take care of one of the most important thing – our posture. A correct posture is a mandatory requirement for an effective personality. Until and unless you stand tall, sit straight and bow with perfection, confidence does not reflect from your personality. We often think that why someone looks so effective despite not having jaw dropping looks; the answer to it is his/her perfect posture which adds confidence to his persona.
Correcting Your Posture through Exercise is a Lot Of Work
If you have ignored your posture for long and are now willing to get back in correct one; do not worry, as there are certain exercises which will help you attain a right posture once again. Though it will be a little painful and difficult for you to abide by your own rules initially, do not lose patience, a little effort will help you stick to the right posture for ever.
What Actually Is A Correct Posture?
Ideally, a correct posture means sitting with your back straight, chest up and out and your belly completely tucked in. Make sure you do not stiff yourself so hard that it becomes a strain for your muscles and bones. Also make sure that the chair you use for a long time is comfortable and gives support to your spine. Try to sit at a go without jerking your body. Likewise, try to stand in the same flow.
Here are 5 exercises to help with your posture:
Cervical Retraction Exercise
Take a chair and sit straight, yet comfortably, on it with your feet touching the floor. Now relax for a while and then simply pull your chin straight in without nodding your head up or down. Repeat it few times for correcting your cervical posture.
Shoulder Blade Squeeze
For shoulder blade squeeze, you simply need to sit on a chair with your hands resting on your thighs. Now when you feel at ease, slowly move your shoulders backwards and squeeze your shoulder blades together.
For strengthening your lower trapezius muscles, you must perform a breastbone lift. Simply sit at ease and lift your breastbone few inches higher. Now gently compress your shoulder blades down and together.
Abdominal pull-in is the best way to tuck in your bulging belly. It is also one of the easiest exercises. Simply pull your tummy in while inhaling and then exhale gradually at ease. Repeat it as many as times you can on a count of five.
Practice aligning your spine to stand straighter.
Stand up with your feet shoulder width apart. Tuck your pelvis under so that your lower back is straight and is not under pressure. Your knees and hips should be soft. Concentrate on your vertebrae. Imagine each vertebra moving together to form a straight line from the base of your spine up your body to the base of your skull. Move and relax your back as you slowly straighten your back. Once you are aligned, hold the position for as long as you can. You may only be able to hold it for thirty seconds at first, but slowly add more time each day until you can hold the position for at least five minutes.
What else can you do?
You can try wearing a posture corrector. Together with the exercises, you will achieve fast and easy posture correction.
One of our favourite posture correction braces is the Posture Now. PostureNOW (patent pending) is a revolutionary posture corrector that works for men and women of all ages. Worn in as little as 10 minutes a day, the Posture Now brace permanently corrects posture that has worsened over time, especially as a result of years spent slouching at a computer. Click here for the official Posture Now Website, or have a look at our Posture NOW review first.
Actually, if you feel lazy and would prefer not to exercise every day, the Posture Now corrector can help. Just wear it every day for as long as you like and do posture correction exercises only whenever you feel like it. Beautiful!
Thanks to BHLS for the original article which can be seen Here« Back to articles & offers index Back to top