Episode 79 – Best posture exercise for…slouching too much when sitting, or else hunchbacks, or else kyphosis.

Episode 79 – Best posture exercise for…slouching too much when sitting, or else hunchbacks, or else kyphosis.

Two weeks ago I attended a postural assessment workshop. Unfortunately, even though all of the participants were fitness professionals, over 90% of us discovered we had thoracic kyphosis, or else, a rounded upper back.

For most of us kyphosis was not obvious, but if you actually went through the assessment you could see it that we were not actually as straight as we would thought we were.

Needless to say, I was disappointed. My back might look straight, but it’s not really. I started measuring some of my friends, and they were all found with kyphosis too!

You see, our lifestyles  make us slouch too much. Most of us spend at least 8 hours a day sitting. Even though sitting kills, that’s how are lives are structured.

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We don’t sit straight. We skip doing office exercises. Multiply this slouchy posture by years of daily bad sitting habits and we get muscle imbalances that create a hunchback, or else, thoracic kyphosis.

Luckily muscle imbalances, and hence, kyphosis….can be fixed.

I got in a quest for the best posture exercise.

In today’s episode I will show the best posture exercise to fix your kyphosis. You have probably done this exercise before.

However…

In this episode I am showing you the correct way to do this posture exercise, so that you don’t just strengthen your rounded back muscles, but that you straighten + strengthen your back muscles.

You see, if you are strengthening your rounded muscles, then you might be actually ruining your posture even further.

You need to both straighten + strengthen you muscles. That’s why this exercise is one of the best posture exercises!

Ready? Let’s go fix our posture!

For better results, I suggest doing this posture exercise daily. Why? Well, if you are slouching daily, then you must also try to straighten up…daily.

It doesn’t take more than 1-2 min to do (compare this to hours of slouchy sitting every day), and it feels great. Doesn’t it?

If you are not sure how you can make this exercise a daily habit, then I suggest you check out Exercise Bliss. It helps people make exercise a daily habit in just two months. Sounds good, huh?

Maria Brilaki
Maria Brilaki is the founder of Fitness Reloaded, where she helps over 100,000 monthly readers make better, healthier choices.
She's a Stanford Engineering grad and the best-selling author of "Surprisingly...Unstuck: The Power of Small Healthy Habits In A World Addicted To Instant Results."

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