Have you ever wondered why your mom always told you to stop slouching when you were younger? Aside from the fact that it makes you look much shorter than you already are and makes you look like you don’t have confidence in yourself, it also destroys your back. In the long run, you’ll feel a lot of pain in your back area if you don’t fix bad posture when you’re younger.
So how do you improve posture anyway? Do you just stand up straight and let your back magically fix itself? Well, your back won’t be able to do that if your body is used to a crunching position. That’s why you have to fix posture so that your body will get used to a position that’s good for it.
How to Improve Posture?
Here are 10 easy and practical tips that can help you fix your posture.
1. Be Aware!
What’s the first step in learning how to fix bad posture? The answer is to simply be aware that you have bad posture. No, being aware won’t miraculously heal your back or help you have good posture. However, it is the first step in improving yourself. By being aware, you will be more conscious about how you position your back. Once you’re more conscious about your back, you’ll automatically want to do something about it.
In order to do this, you just have to simply remind yourself from time to time to check if your back is straight or not. Make it a habit to do this a few times a day. If you keep on doing this, you’ll always be aware of your back by nature. At first, you might forget to remind yourself about this so it’ll really help if you keep a reminder on your phone. You can also write down your reminder on your notebook so that you’ll see it every time you go to work or school.