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6 Exercises To Reverse Bad Posture

mindbodygreen.com

Maintaining the natural lumbar curve in your low back is essential to preventing posture-related back pain. This natural curve works as a shock absorber, helping to distribute weight along the length of your spine.

When you neglect your posture, you invite chronic back pain. Standing...

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The Chin Tuck Stretch

  • Sitting or standing, roll your shoulders back and down.
  • While looking straight ahead, place two fingers on your chin, slightly tuck your chin and move your head back .
  • Hold for 3-5 seconds and then release.
  • Repeat 10 times.
  • Tip: The more of a double chin yo...

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The Wall Angel Stretch

  • Stand with your back against a flat wall with your feet about four inches from the base. Maintain a slight bend in your knees. 
  • Bring your arms up with elbows bent so your upper arms are parallel to the floor and squeeze your shoulder blades together, forming a letter "W". Hold for 3...

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Doorway Stretch

  • Standing in a doorway, lift your arm so it's parallel to the floor.
  • Bend at the elbow so your fingers point toward the ceiling.
  • Place your hand on the doorjamb.
  • Slowly lean into your raised arm and push against the doorjamb for 7-10 seconds.
  • Relax the pressur...

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Hip Flexor Stretch

  • Kneel onto your right knee with toes down.
  • Place your left foot flat on the floor in front of you.
  • Place both hands on your left thigh.
  • Press your hips forward until you feel a good stretch in the hip flexors.
  • Contract your abdominals and slightly tilt your pe...

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The X-Move

You need the resistance band to do the following:

  • Sit on the floor with your legs extended forward.
  • Place the middle of the resistance band around the bottom of your feet and cross one side over the other to form an "X".
  • Grasp the ends of the band with your arms extended ...

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The V-Move

You need the resistance band to do the following:

  • While standing, stagger your feet so one is slightly behind the other.
  • Grasp the handles, or the ends, of the resistance band and lift your arms upward and slightly outward away from your body about 30 degrees.
  • Keep a sligh...

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