How to Perform an Invisible Fitness Move

For the desk-bound, it is time to stop slouching and start stretching. This little office exercise won't tax your brain or your body but it will help you to uncurl and it will definitely strengthen your posture. Being an office worker is no excuse for being hunched over!

Steps

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    Sit at the edge of your chair. If it has wheels, make sure they are stable and not liable to run off with you.
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    Place your hands in your lap.
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    Lean back. It is very important to keep your back (spine) straight. Continue to lean until your shoulders touch the back of the chair.
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    Keep the position for a couple of seconds.
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    Return to the seated position. Do this using only your abdominal muscles. At no time should your shoulders lead you! Think tummy strength and use the abdominals to pull you back up.
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    Repeat. This exercise should be performed 10 times in a row. Naturally, you can give yourself a few days to build up to 10 in a row. Do this exercise twice a day - mid-morning and mid-afternoon. You should notice the difference in increasing strength within 2 weeks.

Tips

  • At all times focus on keeping tension out of your neck muscles. Relax them!

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