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3 Active Stretching Exercises To Improve Your Posture

Let’s face it – we all suffer from bad posture. And yes, that’s perfectly normal given our sedentary lifestyle. Still, that’s no excuse for giving up and making peace with it. These 3 active stretching exercises will help you reduce back pain and restore proper posture!

Did you know that slouching can lead to a myriad of digestive problems, constipation being one of them? 

In addition to that, it puts pressure on our abdominals and bladder, so we might even experience, ehm… let’s call them “leakage problems”.  Poor posture goes beyond just internal physical problems.

We rely on non-verbal cues to judge other people, and bad posture creates an impression of laziness, inferiority, and insecurity. Just imagine how many chances at good first impression slouching could ruin for you! Whether you’re looking to improve upper-body mobility or just focus on good posture, we have you covered!

You know what they say – better safe than sorry, so start improving your posture today!

Morning Stretching Routine To Correct Your Posture

Fortunately, there are many posture-improving exercises that we can easily add to our regular routine. Taking just 10 minutes in the morning can help you feel better the whole day!

Here are a few ideas: 

1. Cat-Cow Pose

Cat cow pose stretches your spine and relieves muscle tension caused by slouching. 

2. Bridge Lifts

Bridge lift strengthens our glute and back muscles and promotes correct posture. 

3. Bent Knee Lying Twists

This pose promotes a neutral spine and relieves lower back pain.

 Conclusion

Active stretching exercises are one of the best ways to reduce back pain and improve posture. Taking just 10 minutes a day to perform these three exercises will help you relax your back and shoulder muscles, relieving pain and helping restore proper posture. 

Find more than 150 stretching and mobility exercises in our Bellabeat Wellness Coach subscription and start feeling better today!

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