3 Simple Exercises for Better Posture
Good posture will do more to keep you looking youthful as the years go by than a face-lift or botox. The benefits of maintaining your bone health can prevent the stooped posture that seems to go hand in hand with old age. You can prevent the rounding of the spine often caused by osteoporosis and the destruction of vertebrae in the upper and middle spine.
These are just a few simple moves you can do daily to help your posture.
Move 1: Shoulder Rolls: Stand or sit in a comfortable position. As you inhale, raise your shoulders and shoulder blades to your ears. On the exhale, pull your shoulder blades down and together. Repeat 5 to 10 times.
Move 2: Standing Side Bend: Touch your left hand to the side of your head. Ground both feet and guide your head to the right until you feel a stretch along the left side of your body and shoulder. Take three to five breaths. Switch sides.
Move 3: Chest Release: Raise your arms out to your side to just below shoulder height with palms facing forward. Exhale as you slowly rotate both hands at the wrists so your fingers point slightly behind you. Take three to five breaths.
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