I was at the grocery store the other morning and while I was inspecting a mountain of mangoes for a few perfectly ripe ones, I heard a voice say, “excuse me.” I turned to see a beautiful woman, probably in her mid-30s, trying to steer her cart past me.I smiled and nodded as I moved to let her buy.
As I watched the woman continue on her way I couldn’t help but notice how terrible her posture was. This lovely young woman was hunched over her cart as if she was over twice her age. It made me sad. 🙁
Slumping your shoulders doesn’t just make you resemble one of our long-extinct ancestors—if you don’t stand up straight, no amount of exercise will give you the hot bod you’re after.
Here’s why: Over time, poor posture takes a serious toll on your spine, shoulders, hips, and knees.
In fact, it can cause a cascade of structural flaws that lead to back and joint pain, reduced flexibility, and compromised muscles, all of which limit your ability to burn fat and build strength.
The exercises for posture that are listed below will fix your form, soothe your pain, and get your curves moving in the right direction.