Pilates is the best workout to improve posture and proper body alignment especially when you have a personal trainer to help guide you.
The exercise in the picture works the back of the shoulder and upper/ mid back. As I pull on the straps, I am reversing what gravity does to us all day long. The average person spends most of their day sitting in a position where their shoulders are rounded forward and their spine is unsupported and in a compressed position. This causes injury, pain and poor posture before you know it. It takes a long time to reverse this! Years of practicing poor posture will cause muscle imbalances that can affect the neck and back. I suggest getting up and moving at least every hour of sitting to help prevent poor posture and get some mobility in the muscles and joints. Try to make an effort to strengthen your back on a regular basis to help support your spine and keep your shoulders back and down! If you want to experience the best workout to improve posture, try our online training program, which offers 10 minute Pilates workouts along with other sculpting and toning workouts.
How about doing a 5 Minute Workout?
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