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Fix Your Posture With Three Simple Exercises (P.S. It Only Takes Three Minutes)

A lot of people struggle with posture issues.  It’s not a surprise considering so many people sit in front of computer screens or stare at their phones all day.  The good news is that there are some simple exercises you can do to help improve your posture.

YouTuber rekrain put together three simple exercises that only take three minutes to do.  And all you need to get started is a wall (so no excuses).

As a starting point, stand with your back to a wall . Tuck your chin into your chest and lean back so the back of your head touches the wall.  If you can’t get your head all the way back as you start the exercises, rekrain recommends adding a pillow between your head and wall.

Starting in that position, here are the exercises:

  1. With you head tucked to your chest, stretch out your arms and raise them above your shoulders.  Keep you palms pointed to the ground. Repeat this 10 times
  2. Starting with the position from #1 with your arms extended above your shoulders, bend your elbows to touch your ears. Repeat this 10 times.
  3. With your head tucked, pretend you are climbing an invisible ladder with your hands out in front moving up and pulling down. Repeat this 10 times.

While this may not cure everyone’s posture issues, it certainly doesn’t hurt to try these and integrate them into your daily routine. So, if you need a little break from staring at your computer screen, these are some great and easy ideas to help get your body back in proper form.

H/T Lifehacker