Cause back, shoulder, and neck pain Weaken the spine, making it more vulnerable to injuries Affect joint movements Affect your balance and increase the risk of fall accidents Make it hard for you to breathe Make it hard for you to digest food
To summarize, maintaining good posture can prevent pain, injuries, and accidents. It can also improve our ease of movement, breathing, digestion, and of course, our balance.
Are there exercises to improve your posture and balance?
If you want to improve your posture and balance, consider the following exercises. Don’t worry about them being too hard; these exercises are simple, gentle, and don’t require special equipment.
Cat/cow is a simple yoga pose. You can do it while sitting down to exercise your back and spine. This pose is also a great way to take a break while working in front of your computer.
- Sit on a sturdy chair with your hands on your knees and your feet flat on the floor.
- As you inhale, lift your chin and chest forward.
- As you exhale, tuck your chin towards your chest and round your spine.
- Repeat for as long as you’re comfortable.