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3 Easy Exercises to Correct Posture for People With Desk Jobs
In an ideal world, it would be great to have a job where we can relax, do yoga, and travel. However, most people have to go to an office and sit for a large portion of the day. This is not good for the body.
Driving to work, sitting at a computer desk, and even too much phone use can cause issues with your posture.
So what can you do to fix this? It may seem daunting to correct your posture, but it can be much easier and faster than you think. Staying consistent is the key to success, and improving your posture is no different. Here are several reasons why it is so important to have a great posture.
Benefits of improving posture:
- Less back and neck pain
- Facilitates breathing
- Improves your appearance
- helps to prevent health complications
- Increases confidence
I will show you three easy exercises to correct posture for people with desk jobs that sit a large portion of the day.
The first step to achieving better posture is to remember to do it! Technology is a wonderful thing to help us remember. I have set a reminder on my computer to drink water and get up every hour.
I usually will use the restroom during this time.
The exercises I do take less than 3 minutes to complete. If you are not allowed to get up to take a short restroom break to complete these exercises, then you should speak to someone in Human Resources! All kidding aside, these exercises are fast, easy, and, most importantly, effective!
Even though this exercise gives you a temporary double chin while doing it, it is my absolute favorite exercise for correcting posture. Slowly draw your chin and head back, like making a double chin. When done correctly, you should feel a good stretch in your neck and back. I do 10 slow reps every time I take a break.
There are many ways to stretch this, but I do mine with my arms crossed behind my neck against a flat wall. Draw your shoulder blades together slowly until you feel a nice stretch in your chest and sternum. Hold for 30 seconds. I do this four times a day.
Shoulder Blade Pinches
While sitting or standing straight, pinch shoulder blades together and back. You should feel the front of the shoulders roll back. Hold for 3 seconds and repeat. I also do ten slow reps every time I take a break.
These exercises have greatly helped improve my posture and many others as well. Remember that this will not happen overnight; results occur when action is consistent. Be patient with the process as I began seeing excellent results within three days of consistency.
This guide to 3 Easy Exercises to Correct Posture for People With Desk Jobs can not only help with posture, but in the long, run could also help prevent or aleviate back pain.