How to Improve Your Posture in Just 5 Minutes

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Are you guilty of hunching over too much during the day? The Doctors are here with a 5-minute posture fix!

You might be slouching at your workspace or looking down too often while being glued to your phone, but some simple yoga poses can help get your posture back on track.

OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry says most anyone can do these moves and she demonstrates the following posture-friendly moves:

Tree pose: First, ground your left foot, making sure your shoulders are in line with your hips and spine. Then, raise your right foot and press it to your inner thigh, and balance on 1 foot. If raising your foot to the thigh is too hard, then place it on your ankle or lower leg.

Cat and cow: While on your hands and knees, inhale as you round your back, and as you exhale arch your back as your head lifts up towards the ceiling. Keep your shoulders aligned with your wrists and make sure your arms are equally spaced apart. The key is to remember how this pose feels and to try and recreate it during the day while standing. This move can help with flexibility and posture. 

Standing forward fold: While standing with your feet spaced the length of your hips, tilt forward and place your palms on the ground or hold your elbows if reaching the ground is not possible. This move can lengthen your spine, which helps to improve posture.

If you need even more help improving your posture, check out our list of the 10 gadgets that can help your spine, neck, and back!

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