June365 LinkedinJune365 InstagramJune365 FacebookJune365 YouTube

October 21, 2021

How strength training improves your posture.

Share Via:

Linkedin
Facebook
Cardio, stretching and a good office chair are great ways to help with your posture, but at the top of all of the best exercises for posture, weight training works wonders.

We know that through exercise our mental health can improve, but did you know that your posture could also improve? When it comes to organisations focusing on your posture, their normal answer is a new chair for your back or standing up a little more, however, we can help your organisation do more!

 Cardio, stretching and a good office chair are great ways to help with your posture, but at the top of all of the best exercises for posture, weight training works wonders.

Lifting weights, or using a weight machine, strengthens your back, shoulder, and core muscles, which are all essential to standing with proper posture and preventing lower back pain.

Weight training is essential for not only preventing lifelong back problems and chronic pain caused by poor posture but for maintaining a well and healthy lifestyle.

In addition to the psychological benefits of maintaining good posture during exercise, it’s good to know that better posture will also reduce the chances of muscle strain and falling, which are two of the highest types of workplace injuries. 

 Taking ownership of your posture is even more critical to do before you reach an older age. As you get older it’s harder to bend your body, stretch it or train it to act a certain way, so, with an ageing workforce at hand, it’s best to start the appropriate exercises sooner rather than later.

Below we’ve outlined the best strength exercises to help with your posture:


  1. Face pulls. 

They are a great way of opening up the chest and shoulders and help strengthen the back and shoulders so your shoulders hold a position that’s naturally further back.

  1. Planks. 

planks are a great way to strengthen your central body which helps you maintain a nice neutral spine at rest. An easy win.

  1. Resistance bands. 

According to Stylist fitness writer, Chloe Gray, One of the easiest ways to strengthen your muscles, particularly now that we’re without gyms, is with resistance bands. “Muscle activation with resistance bands is not that different from lifting weights, but it can be a more comfortable way to build muscle tissue. There’s also more freedom and flexibility with bands because you can pull them in different directions,”

  1. Cable Pulldowns.

If your shoulders are hunched forward when you sit or stand, it may be a sign that your upper back muscles aren't properly developed. Cable Pulldowns are one of the best exercises for your upper back.

 

Ironically, the road to using good posture to improve your workout involves exercising to improve your posture. So start your journey today with June365, our futuristic wellness programme. With its tried and tested Fisher and Paykel technology you, your colleagues and your company can keep a great posture whilst at work through its personal and fun strength training.

Looking after your posture is an essential aspect of staying fit and healthy and should never be neglected, so get in touch today for more information.


This article provides general health and wellbeing information. It is not intended to be medical or nutritional advice specific to you. Please consult an appropriate healthcare professional, such as your GP, a registered dietitian or nutritionist for any specific concerns.

Subscription

Related Articles

How to avoid your employees and company facing Burnout

How to avoid your employees and company facing Burnout

What happens when an organisation has a number of people experiencing burnout?

Learn More >

Why we need to improve our ageing workforce’s functional health.

Why we need to improve our ageing workforce’s functional health.

It’s more important today than ever to prioritise wellness in our organisations, especially for our older workforce.

Learn More >

Return on investment and improving ageing workforce.

Return on investment and improving ageing workforce.

Read how an ageing workforce presents some challenges, especially around wellness and health.

Learn More >

Linkedin
Facebook
Facebook

Health & Safety

How strength training improves your posture.

Never miss a post!

Enter your email address
to subscribe.

Cardio, stretching and a good office chair are great ways to help with your posture, but at the top of all of the best exercises for posture, weight training works wonders.

We know that through exercise our mental health can improve, but did you know that your posture could also improve? When it comes to organisations focusing on your posture, their normal answer is a new chair for your back or standing up a little more, however, we can help your organisation do more!

 Cardio, stretching and a good office chair are great ways to help with your posture, but at the top of all of the best exercises for posture, weight training works wonders.

Lifting weights, or using a weight machine, strengthens your back, shoulder, and core muscles, which are all essential to standing with proper posture and preventing lower back pain.

Weight training is essential for not only preventing lifelong back problems and chronic pain caused by poor posture but for maintaining a well and healthy lifestyle.

In addition to the psychological benefits of maintaining good posture during exercise, it’s good to know that better posture will also reduce the chances of muscle strain and falling, which are two of the highest types of workplace injuries. 

 Taking ownership of your posture is even more critical to do before you reach an older age. As you get older it’s harder to bend your body, stretch it or train it to act a certain way, so, with an ageing workforce at hand, it’s best to start the appropriate exercises sooner rather than later.

Below we’ve outlined the best strength exercises to help with your posture:


  1. Face pulls. 

They are a great way of opening up the chest and shoulders and help strengthen the back and shoulders so your shoulders hold a position that’s naturally further back.

  1. Planks. 

planks are a great way to strengthen your central body which helps you maintain a nice neutral spine at rest. An easy win.

  1. Resistance bands. 

According to Stylist fitness writer, Chloe Gray, One of the easiest ways to strengthen your muscles, particularly now that we’re without gyms, is with resistance bands. “Muscle activation with resistance bands is not that different from lifting weights, but it can be a more comfortable way to build muscle tissue. There’s also more freedom and flexibility with bands because you can pull them in different directions,”

  1. Cable Pulldowns.

If your shoulders are hunched forward when you sit or stand, it may be a sign that your upper back muscles aren't properly developed. Cable Pulldowns are one of the best exercises for your upper back.

 

Ironically, the road to using good posture to improve your workout involves exercising to improve your posture. So start your journey today with June365, our futuristic wellness programme. With its tried and tested Fisher and Paykel technology you, your colleagues and your company can keep a great posture whilst at work through its personal and fun strength training.

Looking after your posture is an essential aspect of staying fit and healthy and should never be neglected, so get in touch today for more information.


This article provides general health and wellbeing information. It is not intended to be medical or nutritional advice specific to you. Please consult an appropriate healthcare professional, such as your GP, a registered dietitian or nutritionist for any specific concerns.

Linkedin
Facebook
Facebook
Author photo

Stephanie O'Connor

Content Creator

Read more from

Stephanie O'Connor

Subscription

Expand your knowledge of June365 by staying up to date with our goings on.

Every month we put out a Newsletter with great, tips, tricks and tid-bits just for you.

JUNE'S RECOMMENDATION

EDITOR'S PICK

More related articles

Go Top