A great way to prevent posture problems? Stand up tall. You'll feel better and look better - slimmer, even. Pretend you’re standing against a wall to measure your height. Hold your head straight and tuck in your chin. Your ears should be over the middle of your shoulders. Stand with your shoulders back, knees straight, and belly tucked in. Don't let your booty or hips stick out. Straighten up so you feel like your head stretches toward the sky.
See our 8 tips on how to improve and maintain a good posture:
1. Strengthen your core 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 our Minigym and hold it above your head with a wide grip. Move the broom or mop back until the chest muscle is really stretched. Challenge yourself 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 up 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. Try our posture brace that reminds you to keep shoulders aligned
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 about the posture, and it can be more comfortable in a bad posture . Therefore, ask colleagues, friends and family to act as posture policemen and shout when your shoulders fall forward. “Stand up straight”!