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Top 3 Exercises to Give You Better Posture Today!

Posted on: January 12th, 2017

One of the things people seem to associate most with chiropractic work is posture, and with good reason. A lot of what we do focuses on the spine and the muscles around it. And contrary to popular belief, balancing a book on your head while you strut across a room isn’t a guarantee to better posture!

Here are three simple, easy exercises you can add into your routine to improve your posture in a meaningful way.

  1. Planks – Planks activate your “core” muscles.  Your core is a group of abdominal muscles that serve to tighten horizontally and diagonally around your Lumbar spine to assist in erecting your spine vertically.  Performing this move for 20-30 seconds at a time twice daily will strengthen your core.


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  2. Wall Angels – Similar to a snow angel but standing up against a wall.  Keep your focus on maintaining contact to the wall with the posterior shoulder, elbows and wrists, and upper back.  Perform this move for 30 seconds at a time twice daily.

    wall angels

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  3. Chin Tuck Head Raises – Lying flat on your back strongly tuck your chin and hold, then raise your head up.  Put emphasis on maintaining the tucked chin through the entirety of the exercise.  Do 2 sets of 6-8 twice daily. You may look silly, but you’ll feel a difference!

    Photo credit to knowyourback.org

    Photo credit to knowyourback.org