It may not be the first time you have heard that your body language communicates a lot. Be it your facial expressions, or your posture. When it comes to posture, we give it less attention than we should.
But here’s a startling fact. A good posture reflects your confidence and how you feel within. Apart from mental and aesthetic benefits, a good posture is also vital for your overall health. For instance, it can help with back pain and relieve muscle tension. In addition to that, it can help with headaches, increase lung capacity, and energy levels, and provide better form for exercising.
So, if you are someone who thinks they need to improve their posture, this blog is just for you. We will be offering a few tips that can help you correct that posture. So, read along while you sit straight wherever you are sitting.
But before we start, what comprises a good posture?
For starters, a good posture is when your body is properly aligned from an asymmetrical standpoint. You’re most likely to have an incorrect posture if you sit on a chair all day long – In other words, if you are a couch potato or have a 9 to 5 job.
Now you may think it’s too late for you to correct your posture when it has been the same all your life, but as they say, it’s never too late. All it takes is some lifestyle changes, exercises, commitment, consistency and dedication.
So, let’s get started, shall we?
Make strength training your friend
Strength training has always had a good rep. Whether you are somebody trying to manage stress, control PCOS or correct your posture, strength training can be your friend in need. It can help you build more muscles, increase muscle and bone strength, naturally reduce pain, and stabilise your spine.
Apart from that, it can help you lose fat. Strong muscles provide better support to your spine, improving your posture.
Focus on sprucing up your workspace
If you work with your head bent and back folded like a snail 8 hours a day, how would you have a correct body posture? So, you must focus on doing a little makeover to your workspace. This may also help with headaches.
Consider investing in a laptop stand, and aim to position it right in front of your face. While you are at it, avoid leaning in or slouching on your chair. Sit straight, if not all, then most of the time.
Consider doing some posture-specific exercises
Some exercises are more effective at correcting your posture. They can reduce the stress on your ligaments, and muscles, not only reducing the risk of injury but also correcting your posture.
These exercises include child’s pose, forward fold, chest-opener, downward facing dog, plank and pigeon pose.
The more you sit and slouch, the more harm you will do to your posture. This is because slouching and sitting for long hours puts extra pressure on your back and neck. You must change the positions from time to time. It will be a good idea to sit up from your desk every half hour for two minutes.
Incorporating the techniques and exercises mentioned above into your daily routine can significantly improve your posture and provide relief from back pain. Remember that maintaining good posture is a lifelong commitment, and the benefits extend beyond a pain-free back. Improved posture can boost your confidence, enhance your overall well-being, and increase your energy levels. By making these adjustments, you’ll be taking a proactive step towards a healthier, more comfortable, and pain-free life. So, stand tall, sit up straight, and enjoy the long-term benefits of a strong and pain-free back.