If you spend a lot of time in a chair or on the computer or smartphones for that matter, this little routine will be a great way you can start to take some steps to improve your energy and feelings of wellbeing by building strength and good posture. As we age, especially if we’re spending lots of time in sedentary activities, such as on the internet or on social media, we tend to find ourselves rounding over. This temporary posture can then turn into something that becomes a little more permanent when we stand too! Many of us will see family or older friends who have these terrible stooping postures, something to be avoided.
By doing some simple exercises we can make great progress to halting this degenerative process, as well as build strength and longevity and all it takes is 30-45 minutes 3 to 5 times a week. A drop in the ocean time wise!
If you’re a little on the fence about doing this, then this routine is perfect for you, it wont take that long at all, and it will help you get started with some exercises and stretches that are perfect for those who spend too much time sitting browsing the internet or social media.
In the video above, we go through all the individual exercises and demonstrate but the breakdown of the routine is below, we suggest trying 3 sets of 10 reps to start. You can always use some weights too if you have them lying about the house. Just remember that technique is most important, especially when you begin.
The exercise routine:
PART 1: 10 reps of each exercise, then repeat 3 times before moving to the next part.
- Seated posture exercise
- Floor Bridge (or hip thruster variation)
- Bodyweight Squat (with weights if you wish)
Part 2: 30 seconds stretch on each leg, repeated 2 or 3 times.
- Hip Flexor Stretch (on the bed if you have bad knees)
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