August 24, 2012 The Asset Queen

Try this right now: Upper back/neck posture exercise

Actually don’t try it right now. Wait til you’re in your car stopped at a traffic light and preferably in a place where you can put your car in park!

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Ready? Make sure your tail is all the way back. Take a deep breath in and exhale as you pull your belly button back into the seat back while simultaneously (and gently) pushing the back of your head into the head rest without changing your chin level.

Do this slowly and repeat up to ten times in a row, depending on the length of the light. You can do this a few times daily.

You can actually do this exercise anywhere you have a high-back chair. Or you can even try it lying face up on the floor. Just keep your knees bent for back support and make sure you have something soft behind your head like carpet! Don't do this on tile; you may break it with your hard head lol!

Wherever you try this great exercise, you'll look like a turtle retreating his head into his shell (I know, very attractive analogy) but who cares? Over time this exercise will help you get rid of your forward head posture by strengthening the weak muscles behind your neck that your constant chin-to-chest posture has caused, especially from your computer! Hint: standing with your laptop at counter height can dramatically reduce forward – head posture as well as the upper back and neck tsuris that comes with it…ouch!

Plus, by pulling your belly button against the seat back, you are also helping to strengthen your core and look taller…and thinner! I know that’s what you wanted to know! Who doesn't want to look taller and   thinner while they're driving?!

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