In a modern world, where we spend hours sitting down staring at screens, the art of great posture has gone by the wayside. What results is tension in the neck, which can have several adverse health affects. With that in mind, here are some tips to keep your posture at its best.
- Don’t Slouch While Walking
Everyone’s seen it in movies and on TV and probably in real life too. A person who slouches heavily while walking looks insecure and oftentimes a bit unhealthy. Remember to walk with your head held high and your back straight. Not only is it much better for your posture but it projects confidence and presence. Get into the habit!
2. Focus On Your Calves
When we think of posture, we often think about our necks and our backs. While those areas are often most affected by bad posture, your calves play a heavy role in producing the best posture possible. Focusing on making them feel at ease and you’ll notice a relaxing in your neck and back and tighter abs.
3. Get Up From Your Desk
We often spend so much time at our desks we forget that it’s very unnatural to sit for hours on end. For that reason, it’s important to take breaks, standing up for a few minutes every couple of hours while at work. Stretch a bit. It’s only natural!
4. Practice Great Posture In Your Car
We focus on desks but we forget we often spend a lot of time in our cars, driving to and from work, school and anywhere else we need to go. That’s a lot of time to be sitting and, potentially, damaging our necks and backs. To avoid any drawbacks, make sure to keep your back and against the seat and head rest. The head rest should be no more than 4 inches away from the middle of your head.