Five Easy Steps For Improving Your Posture

Slouching can make us look like a prehistoric human (not cute), but sometimes sitting and standing up straight can be so darn hard. Especially when we’re locked into an eight hour day at the office or watching a marathon of House of Cards, it’s easy to assume a slumped position. But over time, poor posture strains the spine, neck, head and shoulders, bringing on back aches, joint pain and even headaches.

Thankfully, you won’t have to slip on a brace or stroll around with a stack of books on your head; fixing your form is doable with just a few moves. We chatted with trainer George Vafiades, founder of As One Fitness in New York City, who shared his five favorite moves to strengthen and lengthen the spine, STAT.