Slouching while you're sitting not only makes you look unattractive & frumpy but it lets everyone around you know your current mood. Its highly unlikely that you're going to slouch in your chair when you're feeling crap & if you're at all concerned about your overall health & well being you'll start straightening up right now. Not to mention that there's a good chance you'll be causing yourself unnecessary neck, back & shoulder pain.The human body functions best when the major structural elements–head, torso, and pelvis–are in alignment, with one neatly stacked on top of the other. You can breath easier, laugh louder & even exercise more efficiently!
3 Easy Tips to Sit UP Straight
1.) Keep good form while sitting.Your body has natural curves in it, and good posture helps promote that. To have good posture while you sit, you need to keep your shoulders back, your chest open, and your back straight and tall. To keep your shoulders back, you need to move your shoulders back and push your chest out more. You should feel your head move back as well. This should open up your chest and tuck in your abdomen muscles.
2.) Stand up straight. Now that you have your shoulders and chest aligned, it is time to learn to stand and walk with better posture. Start with your shoulders pulled back and relaxed and your abdomen pulled in. Keep your feet hip distance apart and balance your weight easily on both feet. Relax your knees and hand your arms to the side.
3.) Check your posture. To check your posture, you need to stand against the wall. Your head, shoulder blades, and buttocks should touch the wall and your heels should be 2-4 inches away from the wall. Take your arm and run the palm of your hand along the wall along the space at your lower back. If you are standing with correct posture, your hand should just fit in the area.
HAS IT BEEN AWHILE SINCE YOUR LAST CHIROPRACTIC POSTURAL EVALUATION?
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This article is presented by:
Dr. Mario R Ferraro - Chiropractor & Wellness Practitioner.
Caroline Springs & Essendon Fields
The Information presented in this article is a guide only and does not substitute for health professional consultation. Any pain that is of a persistent nature should be thoroughly assessed by your qualified health care practitioner.