Exercises for Beautiful Posture
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How often do you feel pain in shoulders at the end of the working day, being too tired to stretch them? Shoulder pain is a widespread problem among office workers. Here are some exercises that will help you alleviate nagging shoulder pain and strengthen your muscles.
Shoulder pain caused by sedentary job is a scourge of modern society. Most of us spend all day long by the computer with forward head posture. Naturally, your back and shoulder girdle are the first to be affected by forward head posture. For lasting relief of neck and shoulder pain, it is essential to add the following shoulder exercises to your daily workout routine.
LARGE ARM CIRCLES
How to do it? Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, arms at sides. Start to make large arm circles: first forward and than backward. Perform this exercise slowly and smoothly; avoid sudden or jerking movements.
Directions: Do 3 sets of 10 circles in each direction.
How to do it? Stand facing the wall at a distance of 2 steps from the wall. Put you palms flat against the wall at shoulder height and shoulder-width apart. Breathe in as you bend your elbows and lower your upper body toward the wall. Breathe out and slowly push yourself back until your arms are straight.
Directions: Do 3 sets of 15 repetitions.
How to do it? Get into a plank with your arms straight out shoulder width apart, your palms planted directly under your chest. Start making push-ups. Keep your body in a flat plank - do not arch your lower back.
Directions: Do 3 sets of 10 push-ups.
In the beginning, it may be difficult for you to do basic push-ups. Make the hard start easier - go on your knees and try it that way.
How to do it? With the bench behind your body, hold on to the bench on its edge with the hands fully extended, separated at shoulder width, your legs bent at the knees. Lower your body as you inhale by bending your elbows. Push yourself back as you exhale.
Directions: Do 3 sets of 12 dips.
How to do it? Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. Keep your knees slightly bent. Take two dumbbells - if you don't have dumbbells, you may use two bottles of water. Press the dumbbells to your chest. Perform slow punching motions, alternating your arms. Watch out! Perform this exercise slowly and smoothly not to get injured.
Directions: Do it for about 5 minutes daily.
How to do it? Sit on the floor in Lotus Pose, with the spine vertically straight. If you can't do Lotus Pose, just sit cross-legged. Bring your palms together in front of your chest and push palm to palm on exhale.
Directions: Do 2 set of 20 times.
The above-mentioned exercises are going to get your posture a nice feminine look! It would also help if you would sit straight when working at the computer. Besides, not only will these exercises bring you a good-looking posture, but also strengthen your spirit and improve the mood. It’s a win-win!
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