Work long office based days? Find yourself becoming a little rounded around the shoulders and not as flexible as you used to be?
Over time, poor posture takes a serious toll on your spine, shoulders, hips, and knees. It can course all sorts of structural problems that lead to back and joint pain, reduced flexibility, and compromised muscles, all of which limit your spine strength and breathing.
Poor posture can stem from many sources; one of the most significant sources deals with repetitive motion without frequent breaks. If you spend a substantial part of your day in a certain position e.g slouched over your desk, the spine tends to orient itself to this position and will gradually start to develop a more exaggerated forward curve of the thoracic spine (mid-back area) and create a muscular imbalance.
Here are 3 key corrective exercises for bad posture:
Standing Hip-Extension Stretch
Scapular Wall Slide