When I was a kid my mom would often pinch me on my back & tell me gently: “Fix your posture”. And then I’d do the opposite to show her who’s the boss here.
Ah, memories. All that sweet woman wanted was to make me look better and feel more confident and not like the world just wants to CRUSH me. That I should to be proud of who I am. Proud to be here.
Well at least that’s my interpretation, she always expressed it like this: “You’ll get a hunchback like your grandmother”.
Now, look at me. Trying to fix my posture after 15 years. Doing all kinds of crazy stuff, because of some TED talk that taught me I’ll be an unhappy self-conscious loser if I don’t fix that posture.
And yet, even my undeniably positive self, actually knows posture is a game changer. Physically of course, but to me, mostly, mentally.
A great posture can make you look & FEEL a 100x better. You don’t need to be skinny, beautiful or smart. All you need to do is walk straight and pull your shoulders back. Ugh.
I wish I could do that.
Oh, wait, I actually can if I stop being a jerk.
And people have even created some workouts to help me.
If you’re like me and need some serious posture improvement, try some of the exercise routines below. They’ll stretch you out, open your chest and strengthen your neck, shoulder and back muscles and will make you feel amazing.
8 Workouts To Improve Your Posture And Make You Feel Amazing
Okay, so you won’t actually grow taller, but you’ll feel much better after doing this workout. There are 8 exercises, you’ll be doing each one for 1 minute.
After a long day at the computer, this workout is all I want to do! Stretching and trying to get everything into the right alignment. (it’s also a good choice even before that long computer day)
Okay, this last one is not a routine, but if you do this long enough you’ll definitely feel it! Have you ever seen a belly dancer with a hunchback? A hunchback dancer? Yeah, me neither. This type of dance moves are the reason why. If you do it right, belly dancing is a great way to improve your posture and walk with more confidence. (whatever that means)
I hope you enjoyed this list and try some of these workouts, even if for just a couple of minutes. It can do a lot to improve your mood, your looks and your overall well-being!