Postural Fatigue Exercises

By Steve Silverman

Poor posture is an issue that can lead to chronic pain and other problems. In many cases, exercises can build strength in the neck, back and shoulders in order to build strength in those areas and help with gaining a proper posture. Telling someone to "stand up straight" may have an effect for 30 seconds or so, but after that an individual is dependent on his muscles to improve posture, which can help provide more energy.

Neck Rotation

Many people with poor posture tend to have poor neck positioning and strength. Work on this by leaning your head back and trying to touch your left ear to your left shoulder blade. Rotate your neck until your right ear is close to your right shoulder blade. Repeat this exercise 10 times.

Exercise Ball Stretch

Lay down with your head and neck on an exercise ball and your feet on the ground. Roll forward while keeping your balance until your back is over the middle of the ball. Roll back to your original position and repeat 10 times.

Shoulder Shrugs

Take 5-lb. weights in each hand and hold them down at your sides. Shrug your shoulders up and hold the position for 5 seconds. Slowly release and return your weights to the original position. Repeat this exercise 10 times. Take a 1-minute break and do another set.

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.


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