Workout and Tips to Fight Bad Posture
Updated: Jan 6, 2020
Not only does good posture boost your body image and make you look great, but it also helps decrease your likelihood of injury. It minimizes the load on your skeletal muscles, and enables your body to move more freely and efficiently. Poor posture can lead to anything from headaches, injuries, pain, and many other common conditions. This is why, fixing your posture could fix a lot of your problems.
If you search online, you’ll find a seemingly unending list of exercises to do to improve your posture. All the information can get overwhelming, leaving you unsure of where to start. Let’s simplify things bit.
There are a lot of common patterns of poor posture that people share – for example, forward head posture, forward rounded shoulders, and Janda’s upper and lower crossed syndromes.
The patterns mentioned above and its closely related desk patterns shown on above picture frequently lead to specific muscles either being tight, or overstretched and weak. Hence, stretch and strengthen the right muscles to fight this tendency is surely part of the solution.