Most of us remember our mothers telling us to straighten up and maintain good posture. As it turns out, Mom was correct about this. There are both psychological and physical reasons to keep good posture. Psychologically, good posture helps you maintain a confident image. How you present yourself to others has a big impact on how you feel about yourself.
From a physical standpoint, good posture helps you keep healthy by keeping bones and joints in alignment. This way, your muscles will be properly used. As a result, you will decrease wear and tear on joints, decrease ligament stress, keep the spine strong, prevent fatigue, and prevent strain and overuse.
1. Take Breaks from Sitting
Many people have desk jobs where they end up sitting in an office chair for long periods of time. If you sit for a long period of time, you can stress your spine. This may lead to curvature and slouching. Every once in a while, you should get up and take a little walk for five minutes. You can work it into your schedule by doing something you need to do anyways. For example, when you need to use the restroom, you can stretch and take a little walk. The stretching that you do will loosen up tight back muscles that you get from sitting for too long a period of time.