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Improving your posture will help you relieve muscle tension in your back and neck and reduce the amount of pain and discomfort you may be experiencing. Posture may feel awkward at first but ultimately it will help you develop strength, balance, and flexibility in your body. Here are 4 tips to improve your posture:
- Avoid Slouching. Try to be more aware of how you’re sitting, when you slouch you are adding stress to your spine which puts a strain on your bones, muscles, and joints. Did you know that if you are constantly slouching it can add pressure to your organs making it harder to digest and breathe over time as you get older?
- Take a break from “Text Neck”. With the rise of smartphone usage, many people are on their phones multiple hours a day. If you’re on your smartphone for hours at a time during the day, make sure you are taking time to stretch your neck. Tilting your head down for long periods can strain your spine. Try holding the smartphone at eye level that way you are moving your eyes rather than your neck.
- Stand up frequently. This tip is especially ideal for those who work in an office setting. When you are sitting, it’s easy to put good posture on the backburner. A simple solution to this is to stand up! It’s important that you stand up and even walk around a few times throughout the day to prevent your neck and spine from further tension.
You can reverse the negative effects of bad posture by being more aware of your body, and being aware of how often you are slouching so that you can correct your position. There are several quick and easy realignment exercises you can do to help retrain your muscles from getting stuck in a slouched position.