Do you remember your mother telling you, “Don’t slouch! Only lazy people and sick people slouch” …Now it seems that mom was always right, because stooping, drooping shoulders not only project fatigue and disinterest in the rest of the world, they can also compromise on your health… back pain and increasing belly size, to name a few...Here are some simple tips for a good posture…
- Never sleep on your stomach
- Pick a mattress that supports you but is neither too hard nor too soft
- Adjust your car seat or steering wheel so your elbows are always bent at least 30 degrees when you are driving.
- When you lift, always tuck your pubic bone up toward your navel to reduce low-back strain. When you stand, make sure your body follows its vertical plumb lines.
- When you sit, shoulders should be aligned vertically over the hips. Do not cross your legs at the thigh.
- Sit symmetrically so there’s equal pressure on both hips.
- Do not carry a wallet in your back pocket; it will work as a wedge and cause misalignment of your hips and pelvis.
- Avoid high-heeled boots and shoes; wear foot-ear with shock absorbing rubber soles