Improving your posture can be simple with a few adjustments.
Having good posture can reduce pain in your neck, shoulders, back, and your whole body.
First is a chin tuck. This is a great way to not only strengthen your neck muscles, but also correct your posture. Second is a scapular or shoulder squeeze. This helps strengthen the thoracic muscles and help prevent your shoulders from rolling forward.
Another way to improve posture is by using a posture correcting brace like the one I feature in this video. They are designed to retrain the muscles and help prevent fatigue, but they should not be used long term. The brace is fully adjustable and comfortable as well.
The fourth method is a row. Using a resistive band will help strengthen the thoracic muscles even more when you are ready. Finally a chest or pectoralis stretch is a great way to open up your chest and help prevent your shoulders from rolling forward.
For more information on stretching and physical wellness...
If you would like more information on habits for better posture, click the pdf icon to download our very own guide to improving your posture in 5 to 10 minutes a day. With simple stretches, a little exercise, and the right frame of mind, you can have less back pain with little effort. The Cancer Wellness Connections team is here to help you have a better life.