This video shows how to strengthen your core posture while you sit. Core training is simple, beneficial and can be performed any time and any place. Several muscle groups work together to make up your core and support your spine, pelvis, lower back and abdominal muscles. These muscles work in every single action your body performs: turning over in bed, standing, sitting down, putting on your shoes and sitting up to read a book. Strengthening the core muscles helps your body sit upright and move with proper posture, which reduces fatigue. Sitting up straight also allows your body to breathe deeply, completely filling the lungs, which allows oxygen to move more efficiently throughout your body.

Also try these posture exercises-

  • Stand against a wall. Press your shoulder blades into the wall. When you feel comfortable, step away from the wall keeping the same body position.
  • Complete posture walks for a short distance. Engage your core and walk as far as you can while keeping muscles tight. Work to increase this distance over time. **make sure the back of your chair is tall enough so the band doesn’t pop off. Alternatively you can just wrap the band around your torso. Note that if you have had surgery or radiation in the chest area your skin may be extra sensitive and you may need to skip this exercise.

Important note on resistance band strength training: Resistance bands are widely used for full body strengthening, postural improvement, rehabilitation and conditioning. They are portable, versatile and easy to use. The bands we suggest are the only resistance bands endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association called Therabands. These 6-inch wide latex bands come in different, color-coded resistance levels and are also distinguished by the band’s thickness. The progressive resistance system makes it easy to measure progress
in achieving fitness or therapy goals. You start out with a band of comfortable resistance. As you use the band, your muscle strength and endurance improve, and exercises become easier to do. When you are ready for more challenge, you move to a more resistant band to increase exercise intensity.

You can purchase Thera-band Resistance Bands by clicking this link.

*As always, please consult with your doctor before starting any exercise routine, especially if you are recovering from surgery. Always go at your own pace and stop if you are experiencing pain or discomfort.