Does your house have walls? Do you have a broom? If the answer is yes, you have all the equipment required to maintain a moving expert’s posture!
Being in the heavy lifting business, we make sure our staff are strong, fit and able to endure long days of moving boxes. It’s great for us, but keeping a good posture should not be limited to the removal men.
How does an everyday person maintain a good posture? Do you have to be a physio or a sports nut to manage it? Is it too much to ask?
No, it isn’t. We’ve done a little research and concluded that it’s possible to improve your posture with short, 10 minute exercises. They won’t interfere with your schedule, and they don’t require a gym or a degree in sports science.
Let’s get started!
Shoulder Mobility With A Broom
Find an old broom and remove the head. You’re left with a 5-foot pole that you can use to improve your shoulder mobility, which has a bearing on your back and spine.
- Put a hand on the far side of the broom and hold it in front of you.
- Keeping your arms straight, rotate the broom up and around your body.
- Rotate it back and repeat.
One of two things will happen: either you’ll successfully rotate (good shoulder mobility) or you’ll stop halfway through (restricted mobility).
The trick is to find the spot in the broom that works for you, then slowly move your hands inwards on each attempt. The narrower the gap between your hands, the greater your shoulder mobility will be.
We realise these things are hard to describe, so here’s a video explaining it. Take a couple of minutes to review this, then we’ll catch up with you below.
Head Carriage Correction
We told you you’d need a wall! This exercise involves leaning back against a hard surface in order to correct your head position and “reset” your posture.
Ensure your back, heels. bum and head are set firmly against a wall. Once that’s done, simply follow these three exercises.
- With your arms at a 45-degree downward angle, raise them up with your elbows straight so that they point 45 degrees up.
- Return your arms to the downward angle, then raise your hands to muffle the side of your ears.
- Stick your hands in front of you and mimic a “rope climbing” movement. That’s the best way we can describe it!
Again, we’ll share a quick video to explain this further.
In this article, we’ve shown you how to reset your posture with a physical and a neurological exercise. It’s not rocket science, and it doesn’t require expensive gym equipment to work. Have a go at this 3 times a day and you’ll find yourself standing straighter and sitting happier! Enjoy!