5 Tips To Improve Your Posture

15/03/2019, Kamalaya

1 Drive Smarter

Avoiding diverting your attention from the road, you should be aware of any tension you feel in your neck, arms and shoulders. If you do feel any unnecessary tension in your muscles you should try to relax and find a comfortable, neutral driving posture. If you enjoy cycling, check your driving position is set up correctly by adjusting the seat and handlebars on a bicycle for a more comfortable ride.

2 Work Better

Many of us now spend a lot of the day sitting at a desk or travelling. To improve your posture, ensure the ergonomics are as good as they can possibly be. Make a point of taking regular breaks to stretch and walk around, as this allows blood to circulate more effectively around the body. If you do work from home, set up a designated working space rather than settling for the sofa or kitchen table.

3 Holistic Exercise

Adjusting your normal workout routine by allowing more time for stretching during the warm-up and cool-down phases can really help you develop a better posture. If unsure, ask a trained fitness professional to check if you are exercising your whole body in a balanced way. Try Pilates, Yoga, and swimming to increase your flexibility and to keep continue challenging your body.

4 Wind Down Efficiently

If your day has already been quite sedentary, try not to continue this routine by sinking into the couch for the entire evening. Keep moving by completing some gentle stretching exercises, or use a foam roller to massage your muscles just before bed.

5 Sleep Well

A fundamental practice for maintaining a healthy alignment and posture is investing in a good quality pillow and mattress. If your bed simply isn’t comfortable, or you regularly wake up feeling agitated and unrested, it could be time for a change! 

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