The Importance of Good Posture
Good Posture Contributes to Brainpower, Looking Slimmer, and Being Healthier!
Good Posture Helps Brain Power
Good Posture Helps you Look Slimmer
Practicing good posture can subtract 3-5 pounds from your appearance - and if that is not enough to get you motivated, it also helps you look younger and more confident, too. Clothes hang in a more flattering way on a person with good posture. When we hunch over, our excess folds of flab are pushed together - not pretty! When we stand up straight and tall, we appear thin and trim.
When sitting in a chair, place your hands on the arms of the chair to draw your shoulders back and to create the look of an hourglass figure. When standing, pull your shoulders back a bit, not too much as it will look completely contrived. Pull your hips back a little as well and contract your abdominal area. See how skinny you look?!
Good Posture Helps Your Health
If you sit at a desk all day (whether at school or at work) and you have frequent shoulder, upper back or headache pain, this could have as much to do with your posture as with your school or work related stressors. Good posture helps keep joints and bones in correct alignment. During stressful times, posture often suffers. If you are experiencing an unhappy or stressful time, remember to practice good posture to aid in feeling better.
Proper posture helps to prevent back and neck pain and stiffness. Various muscles and ligaments struggle to keep you on balance when you slouch.
Remember, it is important to get up and move around as much as possible during the day, especially if you are desk bound. Stretching exercises and practices such as yoga incorporate good posture practices with beneficial toning benefits. Good posture has many multitasking advantages and should be something you are aware of and concentrate on perfecting daily. Let good posture make a difference in your life today.
Laura Miller practices good posture and hates to see people slumping!!