How to Improve Posture by Strengthening Your Spine
Strengthen the upper spine and back with this simple exercise. Stretch your upper back, reduce pain and improve posture. Watch the video now.
Exercise step by step
Objective: Mobilisation and
strengthening of the upper spine and back.
Starting Position: Crouch on the floor with your torso resting on your thighs, buttocks on your heels and your arms lying next to your body.
Movement: Raise yourself slowly, first lifting your buttocks and then stretching your torso to the front while holding your balance. Keep your shoulder blades held back. Hold this position for 5 seconds and then return to starting position.
Repeat 3 sets of 10.
Before you begin any of these exercise routines, be sure to check with your doctor. Once you have your doctor’s approval, begin exercising slowly and stop if you feel any pain or discomfort. Make sure to rest if you feel you are overexerting yourself.
Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Important: consult a health professional in case of an injury or if you suspect overuse of joints or a medical condition such as a fracture. A physician should be consulted in those acute cases when the condition is accompanied by reddening, swelling or hyperthermia of joints, ongoing joint trouble or severe pain and/or are associated with neurological symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling, loss of motion).
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