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.
2. Pull Your Shoulders Back
Now that you’re more aware of your back, what’s next? Well, you now have to straighten your back by not slouching. So how to stop slouching in the first place? The simplest answer to that would be to pull back your shoulders. That’s it? Pull back your shoulders and you’ll not slouch? Yes, it’s actually that simple!
You see, the shoulders are what controls your posture. If your shoulders are always forward, then you will automatically slouch. That’s why most people who sit on the computer all day slouch. It’s because their shoulders are arched forward so that they can type. So the first thing that you should do is pull them back. Once you pull your shoulders back, then your body will involuntarily get a good posture. Now you can do this everytime you notice that your back is starting to arch and slouch.