Are you ready to stand tall?
Having good posture is an essential part of wellness, but it’s something that many of us struggle with, especially if you’ve been slouching for years. Fortunately, flexibility and strength training are two simple ways to improve your posture.
While improving your posture seems as easy as reminding yourself to “sit up straight” it’s something that needs to be addressed structurally. If tightness in your neck and chest are pulling your body into a c-shape, no matter how many times you remind yourself to straighten, it’s not going to stick. The same goes for a weak core! If your muscles aren’t strong enough to keep you upright throughout the day, you’ll end up back in a slouch.
A combination of flexibility and strength training are both needed to keep your posture in check. Flexibility will help you create space in your front body and allow you to comfortably straighten your spine, and strength training will help you develop the muscle support needed to keep it straightened throughout the day.
You may be wondering, why bother working on your posture? Well, the benefits of improved posture include reduced pain, both in the short and long-term, as well as making us feel more energized and confident. Additionally, there are many benefits beyond the structural ones, such as improved hormone production, circulation, and how our body moves as we age.
If you’re looking to work on your posture through flexibility and strength, you need to check out the on-demand library. Video recommendations include the ‘To the Core’ series, as well as our new class ‘Bodyweight Blitz’. If you’re experiencing some back soreness, ‘Stretching Out the Back’ in the Pain Points playlist is a great choice, too!