How to Improve Your Posture

Scroll through the slideshow above for exercises that will help improve your posture. 

If I had a dollar for every time my mother said, “shoulders back!” to me as a teen, I would probably be able to move to Provence and give up the grind of this crazy city. Posture is something many people struggle with, as usually it is much easier (or dare I say it… more comfortable) to slouch than it is to sit and stand up correctly.

However, as we are aware, bad posture has many side effects later in life, which is why it is important to correct it now. Enter Heather Andersen, studio owner of New York Pilates. Heather informed us that poor posture can generally be attributed to a tight chest / shoulders and a weak upper back, thus she has provided us with a series of stretches that will help to strengthen all of those areas. Try these now, just to get your Mom off your ‘back’…pun intended.

Have you read Heather’s other exercise tips? Click here to find out how to stretch at your desk, and here to learn about stretches that aid digestion