Simple Exercises to Reduce Pain While Sitting
At Inspired Health, we are experts in ✨ good posture ✨. When having a consultation with us, we will assess your posture and prescribe stretches and exercises specific to your body and your needs that will improve your sitting posture. But there are some general stretches and exercises we can share with you here that will improve your posture while sitting to reduce or avoid pain.
While facing a corner, place your forearms on the walls on either side of the corner with your elbows around shoulder height. Place one foot in front of the other and bend your front knee, bringing your body closer to the corner. Hold this stretch for 20 to 30 seconds and repeat.
Move your head straight back so that your ears are in line with your shoulders (like doing the funky chicken). Keep your chin neutral and think of a string pulling you by the back of your head. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat this ten times.
You will need either a foam roller or a rolled-up towel to do this one. Place the towel or roller on the floor and then lie on it with the middle of your back stretched over it. Your bum should be flat on the floor, and your knees should be bent so that your feet are flat. You can put your hands behind your head. Hold this position for one minute.
Any exercise, even something as simple as a short walk 🚶♂️ around the block, will benefit your posture while you are seated. Remember: Please seek advice before starting any exercises, and should you find any exercises uncomfortable stop and let us know.
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