Improve Your Posture And Build Balance With This Daily Warm-Up

Improve Your Posture and Build Balance with a Daily Warm-Up

Proper posture is critical for preventing pain and looking and feeling healthy. Find your body's imbalances and work to improve them with four simple moves you can do every morning before work.

The warm-up exercises are shared by posture therapist Pete Egoscue in an article on The Huffington Post. In the first move, you simply stand against a wall for five minutes, during which time your muscles should start to adapt and your body can get realigned. In the move shown above, you raise and lower the toes of the foot in front, which Egoscue says can counteract the negative effects of wearing shoes all day.

Yoga practitioners will be familiar with the last two moves: a forward fold and cat-cow.

The article also suggests first testing your posture against a wall (we have a video with the same idea here), which can help you understand which areas to work on for better posture throughout the day.

How Important Is Perfect Form in Fitness, Really? [The Huffington Post]


Comments

    as someone who has a compressed disc in my lower back and suffered from sometimes debilitating paing over the last 12 or so years, i cant stress this sort of activity enough. only 18 months ago at age 29, i started going along to adult gymnastics classes with a mate. since doing gymnastics and strengthening more core and doing lots of stretching, i've never felt better physically. my back pain has been non existent, i have better flexibility, my balance is amazing. and im just in really good shape, probably the best shape ive been in since my teenage years.

    just stretching and simple core exercises have been the key.

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