8 tips for better posture
A good posture is not only nice, it is also good for the back and blood circulation. So stretch!
A good posture signals self-confidence and obviousness: “Here I am!” There are also many health benefits to pulling back the shoulders.
– When you stretch, the torso muscles are activated. Blood circulation and calming capacity increase significantly. There will be less strain on joints, discs, tendons and ligaments, and you will have less back pain. A good posture also counteracts headaches.
The back has 32 vertebrae. Strive to create a straight line from top to bottom: the head, shoulders, hips and ankles. In front of the mirror it is easy peasy. The difficulty is to get a good posture permanently. But it works!
Here are 8 tips on how to "reprogram" your body.
1. Strengthen your stomach and back
Walk, swim, run – all movement is good for posture. It is especially important to strengthen the abdomen and back. The plank is a great exercise.
2. Stretch out the chest muscles
Take a broom, mop or Minigym and hold it above your head with a wide grip. Move the broom or mop back until it pulls on the chest muscles. Challenge a little and then let go. The muscles get longer at the same time as the circulation in the muscles increases.
3. Deep breathing
By breathing long, deep breaths, you naturally get a better posture. To test if your breathing is deep, place one hand on your stomach. It should move in and out.
4. Stand on your feet while working
Standing on your feet while working promotes posture. Just remember not to hang on one leg, the hip should be straight. Strive for an athletic posture with slightly bent knees.
5. Use low heels
Many girls experience that the posture is better in high heels. That may be true in the short term, like one night. But in the long run, high heels lead to increased strain on the feet, ankles, knees, hips and lumbar spine. Invest in a pair of shoes that provide some support for the heel and forefoot. Completely flat shoes do not provide such good support.
6. Reduce screen time
There are a number of reasons to spend less time in front of the screen. One of them is the posture. Because if you look down at a mobile or computer most of the day – yes, then the load on the neck increases, which can lead to neck pain and headaches.
7. Test our posture band
A posture vest can help pull your shoulders back and remind you to stretch your back. But you have to know that the posture band is a complement to training the back and torso.
8. Ask someone to keep an eye on you
It’s so easy to forget. Therefore, ask colleagues, friends and family to act as posture policemen and shout when your shoulders fall forward. “Stand up straight”!