The good news? Bad posture can be corrected by doing proper stretching, and here are three stretches that you can add to your daily workout regimen:
Shoulder Blade Squeeze
Sit comfortably on a chair with both arms on your side and squeeze the shoulder blades together without raising them. Hold it for eight seconds before releasing. Repeat five times.
Look forward and bring your head backwards while in a sitting position. Do not tilt your head down. Hold it for eight seconds.
Sit at the edge of a chair with your legs less wide open than the shoulder apart. Make sure both arms are by your side with both palms facing upwards and lift the chest. Hold the position for 20 to 30 seconds.
Proper stretching is essential to maintain a good body posture. It strengthens muscle and encourages body alignment with muscle, which can reduce slouching.
On the flip side, poor posture can be reversed and healed with daily stretching. The best way to perform your stretches is before and after the workout. Pay attention to the muscle when stretching to increase blood flow and reduce tension.