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Top 10 Exercises to Improve Your Posture

With the rising use of computers and lap tops by people slouching and slumping in their couches many people do not realise the adverse effect this is having on our bodies. Continuous slouching of the body in poor sitting positions can lead to people developing back and neck pain. These can go on to more serious physiological problems in the future. In addition, poor posture can also inhibit good height growth and simply improving the posture can help people get taller.

If you think that your posture is affecting your height then fortunately there are a number of steps you can take to improve your posture and in turn improve your height. We have listed below a number of exercises you can try to help you improve your posture and height. You can try the exercises at any time of the day. You don’t have to do all the exercises at once, but can try as many as you can at your convenience. Try to do them at your own pace and if you feel that some of are too difficult then ease into them slowly and make sure halt the exercise if you start to experience any form of pain. You want to be careful not to injure yourself in the process.

So let’s have a look the 10 common exercises that can help you improve your posture and height

  1. Remain in the hands and knees position to continue. This time you need to move your head backwards as you arch your back to look up towards the ceiling. Move your shoulder blades closer together and ensure that you breathe in during this motion. You can release and breathe out. Push forward onto the floor with your hands in a flat position and allow your tail bone to move upwards. This whole process needs to be repeated ten to twelve times.
  2. Rest on your knees and hands while you have your neck n a comfortable and flat position. Whilst in this position, raise one of your arms and the opposite leg so that they are stretched out in a full horizontal position, parallel to the floor. So for example if you raise your left arm, you will need to also raise your right leg. This should be repeated around ten to twelve times before changing arm and leg. Make sure that you breathe in when your leg and arm point horizontally outwards and breathe out when you relax.
  3. Sit up with your legs crossed over each other and your abdominal muscles contracted while you move your shoulders up and back. Breathe deep as you repeat this motion for around ten to fifteen times. Take a short rest in a neutral position and then do the same by moving your shoulders up and forward for ten to fifteen times.
  4. Lie down flat on your stomach on a comfortable mat exercise mat or something similar. Stretch both of your arms so that each arm is at a 90 degree angle to your body. Keep your palms flat on the floor and bend your arms at your elbows at a 90 degree angle (towards your head). Take a deep breath in and move your shoulder blades upwards so that your arms lift off of the floor. Hold for a few seconds and let go as you breathe out. Do this exercise for about eight to ten times.
  5. Stand up straight and push your arms up towards the ceiling. The palms of your hands need to point towards each other. Bend your knees to move down as if you are about to take a seat on an imaginary chair. Breathe in ad you move down and your legs are parallel to the floor. Move back up and breathe out. Repeat this exercise approximately ten times.
  6. Sit up straight so that your legs are together facing outwards flat on the floor. Keep your head upright, breathe in and use your abdominal muscles as straight as you can with your chin slightly up and your shoulders moved back. Repeat this for about ten times.
  7. For this exercise you need to begin with standing upright. By standing with your feet placed at hips width, think of a vertical rope running up your back up towards the ceiling. Use this visualisation to straighten your back. When in this position, move your shoulders upwards and then backwards whilst at the same time press your shoulder blades together with gentle movement. Keep your hands on either side of your body and have them in the prayer position. You also need to pull your stomach in so that the lower part of your back is better supported, Breath slowly and continue to breath deep whilst you stay in this posture for around thirty seconds.
  8. Keep upright and raise and place your left foot on the inside of your right thigh. Raise your arms so that your fingers point up and your palms are facing each other. Touch your hands together and push your spine up as you breathe in and out ten times. Try the same thing with the other foot. If your balance is not perfect then try and get some light support from a wall until you become perfect in performing the routine.
  9. Sit upright with your knees bent and move your bum towards the left so that it rests on the floor and your feet are beside it. Rest your right hand on your knee and move your body towards the left. You can choose to rest your left hand onto the floor beside you or swing it around even further to have bigger benefit. Breathe in every time you swing around and repeat for ten breaths. Repeat the same exercise for the other side.
  10. Stand up upright, with your back one foot away from a wall and press your hands against the wall with your fingers pointing up and palms facing outwards. Move your elbows up to feel your sides stretch. Do this while your neck and back are resting against the wall. The exercise can be done around ten times.
So there we have it, some great exercises to get your on your way to help improve your posture to help you grow taller. It is surprising the large amount of people who neglect their posture and miss out on the extra height that they can have almost instantly, If you are keep to feel taller then you need to practice the above exercises to ensure that your body is well stretched to benefit from every inch of height. If you would like more tips on how to grow taller then click on the grow tall programme at the very top of this page to gain better height.