Getting fit in 15 minutes: the best nutrition and exercise to improve your posture
- Nadya Fairweather reveals the best range of motion exercise to improve posture
- Shona Wilkinson recommends eating foods rich in anti-inflammatories
- British style expert Liz Hemmings, selects items to wear for training
WHAT MUST WE DO
Even more sitting, sitting and sitting causes great damage to our posture, so try “Superwoman stars,” says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).
Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front of you. Fly like Superwoman and lift your arms, chest and legs off the floor. For those who are strong, try to make your arms and legs as straight and tight as possible.
Once in this position, open your arms and legs like a star shape, still floating above the floor, then back to Superwoman and then back to stars.
Open and close eight and ten times. Rest for 30 seconds, then repeat. Try five sets every day.
Nadya Fairweather recommends this lying on your front Superwoman exercise (photo) to improve your posture
WHAT TO EAT
To improve your posture, don’t forget your diet, says nutritionist Shona Wilkinson (shonawilkinson.com).
Tin-plated sardines are a great snack and are a brilliant source of two omega-3 essential fatty acids called EPA and DHA, which are great anti-inflammatories.
In addition, the small 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 good posture.
Parmesan cheese is high in calcium, which is important for bone health. and also a good protein source.
WHAT TO WEAR