Five exercises to improve your posture

Five exercises to improve your posture

Take a look at these 5 easy-to-do posture exercises at home, work or wherever you may be. They are simple, effective ways to improve your back health and posture. And, don’t forget, it’s a great excuse to get five or ten minutes to yourself each day. Good luck.

Accessory: posture band

Time: 10 / 15 minutes per day


1. BANDED PULL-APART

First, place your hands in both loops of your posture band. Second, hold the band behind your shoulders. Third, gently pull your arms apart while keeping tension on the band.

Repeat: x 10


2. SHOULDER ROTATION

First, place both hands in the loops of your posture posture band. Second, pull the band apart in front of you. Third, raise your arms and lift the band over your head and behind towards your hips. Fourth, return to the starting position and repeat the above.

Repeat: x 10


3. SINGLE ARM SHOULDER PRESS

First, place you foot in the loop. Second, start with your hand just over shoulder height. Third, raise your hand above your head pushing upwards. Fourth, return to the starting position.

Repeat: x 10


4. LATERAL RAISE (SIDE RAISE)

First, place Posture Band™ over one foot. Second, with a straight arm, lift your arm to the side. Third, raise up to just above shoulder height. Fourth, lower back to starting position.

Repeat: x 10


5. BENT OVER FLY

First, place the Posture Band™ into both hands behind your back. Second, bend forwards and keep your back straight. Third, keep your arms straight, stretch the band outwards and raise the band. Fourth, squeeze your shoulder blades at the highest point of movement.

Repeat: x 10


EXERCISE HINTS & TIPS

Don’t forget, exercise slowly. It’s important to control your breathing deeply and evenly, and always tailor your exercise plan to suit your own fitness level. If you experience any pain, stop, take a break, and give it another try another day.