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Round Shoulders? November 6, 2014

Filed under: Health,Senior Moments — jax allen @ 8:00 am
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Rounded Shoulders?
Exercises You Can Do At Work!

Work in an office?
Noticing that your shoulders have rounded over time?Wondering what exercises you can do while sitting at your desk?

Here are the three exercises to try:

#1- Opening Up Your Collar Bones

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Sit nice and tall opening up your collar bones, relaxing, then moving into being nice and tall again. Repeat a few times every few hours.
Start by holding for 5 seconds, then when that feels ok increase to 10, 15, then 20 seconds.
Aim to work the muscles around your shoulder blade and mid back.
Feel a light stretch in your chest.
Stretching chest which becomes short and tight and strengthening mid back area – around shoulder blades and the upper back muscles that become weak with a rounded back posture.

#2 – Mid Back Tightener

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Sit up tall.
Take your hands behind your head. Squeeze your elbows back.
Feel the stretch across your chest.
Tighten, hold and relax.
As before hold for 5 seconds.

#3 – Laced Fingers Over the Head

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Sit nice and tall.
Lace your fingers, arms are straight over head as high as possible.
Bring your arms back down again.
This time hold for 2 or 3 seconds only.
Aim to stretch your lats area, around shoulder blades and thoracic extensors in mid to upper back.

Repeat these 3 quick and easy exercises a few times each day to gradually rebalance muscle and improve your posture.

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