Orem Posture Care
As modern living causes us to be more sedentary and spend more time on hand held devices Orem posture care becomes more and more vital. Most of the people I see in my office have some sort of postural distortion. These distortions can cause neck and back pain, stiffness, headaches, decreased quality of breathing and pinched nerves.
What are some things you can do on your own to fight against the affects modern life has on posture?
The Chin Tuck Look forward with shoulders back. Attempt to draw head directly backwards. Keep a level head position. Hold for two seconds. Return to start position. Start with 3 sets of 10 repetitions.
Make sure to keep your shoulders down. Hold for 5-10 seconds. Start with 3 sets of 5 repetitions.
Chest Stretch Place forearm on wall or doorway with elbow bent at 90º. Elbows should be slightly below shoulder level. While maintaining forearm contact, lean body into doorway until gentle stretch is felt in the chest and shoulder. Hold for 20-30 seconds. Start with 3 repetitions on each side.
Standing Hip Stretch Begin standing in front of a chair about 18 inches away. Place one foot flat on the chair seat. Slowly allow hips to glide slightly forward until a gentle stretch is felt on the front of straight leg. Hold for 20-30 seconds. Start with 3 sets each on each side.
Hip Raisers Begin lying on floor, facing up. Bend knees so feet are firmly on floor and arms extended to sides. Lift hips off floor to attain a bridge position with knees, hips, and shoulders in alignment. Slowly return to start position. A simple hamstring stretch, before and after, may prevent cramping. Start with 3 sets.
This article is from 5 Simple Exercises to Combat The Affects of Bad Posture.
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