It is important to maintain a balance diet for good health. Yes, even going to the gym. But most wellness beliefs tend to overlook an often abused body part. The spine. Keeping a healthy spine starts with good posture. Medical science research combined with today’s work environment shows us so. With computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones being used in the workplace, we know many of you are sitting in front of a screen. All day. In bad form. Now, it is time to do something about it.
Exercise keeps your spine straight and is necessary for a healthy life in the long run.
In this article, you will read about three easy exercises to maintain good posture.
Hip Flexor Stretch
Kneel on your right knee, keeping your left foot flat on the floor. After you take this position, keep both your hands on the right thigh and try stretching your hip forward until you feel the stretch in your hip flexors. While you stretch, contract your abdomen slightly back in and keep your chin parallel to the ground. Stay in this position for 20 seconds and then reverse sides.
Lie on the floor facing downwards. Fold your hands on the floor in front of your face and keep your chin on them. Try lifting both your shoulders from the floor and come back to the starting position. Repeat this ten times. If you are getting uncomfortable with lifting your shoulder, then you can take the support of both your hands by keeping the palms on the floor.
More than a pose, a plank also doubles as exercise. Keep your hands on the floor with the palms below your shoulder and rest on your knees. Move both your legs behind with the toes touching the ground. Your position must be like a top position of a push-up. After you are in this position, just push yourself back with the use of your hands and then rest on both the elbows. You will be like a flat plank resting on only your elbows and toes. Stay in this position until you feel your muscles activate and grow fatigue. Usually, 30 seconds is the ideal for beginners. Once you feel like getting up, rest and repeat again.
Learning to maintain good posture in the early part of your life is very important. Bad posture is an invitation to back pain. It also results in tight muscles. These three will get you going in the right direction, but also explore others. Do them regularly and keep yourself healthy and fit. As the popular saying goes, “Health is the real wealth.”