No one really means to slouch but it happens. Slouching is especially common in people who sit behind a desk all day. Now if you are here it means that you would like to better your posture. The great thing is that you definitely can. That’s right, you don’t have to spend hours in the gym to better your posture. Instead, there are a few things you can do each day to improve your posture. With that said, if you find yourself having extreme back or spinal pain, it would be best to visit your doctor. Now if you have noticed that you are slouching more and more, then you are at the right place.
You may not know this but you can actually get good posture while sitting and even laying. That’s right, see you don’t need to give up your entire day just to work on your posture, instead all you really need is five minutes of your day. How is this possible? Well, let’s start with exercises you can do to better your posture while sitting down. If you are working behind a desk, chances are you spend most of your time sitting down so these exercises are perfect. Firstly, you should place both your feet on the floor, have your back flush with the back of your chair and raise your arms above your head.
Yes, this seems a bit silly but having your arms straight above your head will help you straighten your back. Next, you should stretch your arms out in front of you. At first, this will a bit uncomfortable and even sore but as you continue doing it, you will notice that it will hurt less and less. It is important to note that you should also try to push your shoulders back when doing these exercises and push your chest out. A great way to practice this is while walking. Simply walk with your head up, chest out, and back straight.