5 posture-improving exercises for older adults

Sit with your feet flat on the floor without taking support from the chair’s backrest. While standing up, shift your weight onto your legs without using your hands.

Sit and stand properly

Tilt your head side to side while keeping your body straight. Rotate your head clockwise and anticlockwise, and perform chin tucks.

Loosen the neck muscles

Stand straight and lift your arms up. Hold them for a few seconds and then bring them down. Repeat this 10 times. You can also do this exercise by holding a stick or a towel to stretch the muscles.

Work the shoulders 

Hold a stick or a towel, position it behind your back at shoulder level and move it up and down. You can also do wall tilts to correct the standing posture.

Focus on the back

Sit straight, place a pillow or towel between your knees and squeeze them for 2-3 seconds. Additionally, exercises like leg lifts and seated march can also make your legs strong.

Strengthen the legs

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