Which Core Exercises Help Maintain Good Posture

 

 

core exercisesMany of the exercises that help you maintain good posture are easy to be performed. These exercise don’t require much in the way of equipment, so you can do these in the privacy of your home. Try some of the exercises below and see if you are standing taller, feeling stronger and fit:

 1: Planks – When it comes to having good posture, a strong core is the key. Classic plank exercise is a fantastic core exercise that tightens up multiple levels of muscles all at once. Practice the plank by lying face down on the floor with your palms alongside your shoulder and keep your legs and your feet together. Raise yourself so your arms are straight and you’re balancing equally on your hands and toes.

 2: Crunch with a Twist – Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head. As you exhale, lift your right shoulder off the floor rotating it towards the left. Inhale and lower your shoulder back to the floor. Repeat on the other side as well.

 3: Back Extensions – Lie face down extending your arm straight above your head. Keep your head in line with your spine and gently lift your shoulders off the floor then return back to the starting position.

 4: Pilates Swimming – Lie face down on the floor with your arms straight above your head. Lift your left arm and your right leg keeping your elbow and your knees straight. Lower your limbs back to the starting position, repeating with the right arm and the left leg.

To improve your posture, do the above exercises two to three times a week. Work up to 10-12 reps for each. If you have any questions, please call 703-578-1900 or email us at info@kingstreetwellness.com. Or, share your questions with us at your next appointment. We are happy to support you in building a strong core and having good posture.

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