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5 daily posture exercises

5 daily posture exercises

How often do you spend working away at your desk or sat down generally? Adults reportedly spend more than seven hours a day sitting or lying down, and the older we get, the higher this figure gets (around 10 hours a day or more).1 Why have we mentioned this? Well, sitting down for hours on end can potentially take its toll on our posture and possibly lead to issues with your back muscles.2

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  • What good posture is
  • Fixing bad posture
  • Exercises to improve posture
  • Desk posture

What is good posture?

If your posture’s good, your body is correctly aligned and being supported by your muscle and muscle tension.

Having a good posture can:2

  • Reduce strain on the body during movement and exercise
  • Maintain balance while moving and exercising
  • Decrease the risk of muscle strain and conditions related to overuse
  • Reduce wear and tear on the joints, muscles, and ligaments
  • Improve spine health

Overall, a good posture enables us to sit down or stand up with minimal effort and without putting strain on our body.3