Get fit in 15 minutes: The best nutrition and exercise for improving your posture
- Nadya Fairweather reveals the best exercise movement to improve posture
- Shona Wilkinson advises consuming foods rich in anti-inflammatories
- British style expert Liz Hemmings, picks out items to wear for the work out
WHAT TO DO
Sitting, sitting and sitting some more is wreaking havoc on our posture, so, try ‘Superwoman stars’, says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).
Lie on your front, arms stretched out in front. Fly like Superwoman and lift your arms, chest and legs off the floor. For those who are strong, try and make your arms and legs as straight and tight as possible.
Once in this position, open out your arms and legs like a star shape, still hovering above the floor, then back to Superwoman and then back to stars.
Open and close eight to ten times. Rest for 30 seconds then repeat. Try for five sets every day.
Nadya Fairweather recommends this lying on your front Superwoman exercise (pictured) for improving your posture
WHAT TO EAT
To improve your posture, do not forget about your diet, says nutritionist Shona Wilkinson (shonawilkinson.com).
Tinned sardines are a good snack and are a brilliant source of two omega-3 essential fatty acids, called EPA and DHA, which are great anti-inflammatories.
Plus, the tiny bones are a good source of calcium, which is important for our bones and posture.
Blueberries contain antioxidants and polyphenols, which are protective compounds often found in plants. They are excellent for helping prevent inflammation which can help reduce back pain and aid good posture.
Parmesan cheese is high in calcium which is important for bone health. and a good source of protein too.
WHAT TO WEAR