Good posture matters! It means that your bones are properly aligned and your muscles, joints, and ligaments can work as they are meant to. It also means your organs are in the right position and can function at peak efficiency while also allowing for normal functioning of the nervous system. Posture is the core of many issues of pain, dysfunction and injury in the body. Sitting in front of a computer or looking down at a cell phone takes its toll adding up over time to fundamentally alter the body’s natural state. Check out some of these tips to help improve your stability, balance, alignment, and confidence!
Look down with your eyes without bending your neck when looking at a phone or computer— hold your phone out instead of down in front of you
Move your head from left to right several times and use your hands to provide resistance and push your head against them, first forward and then backward
Stand in a doorway with your arms extended and push your chest forward to help correct and strengthen slouched shoulders
Sit up straight and align the ears, shoulders, and hips in one vertical line
Alternate between shifting forward to the edge of the seat with a straight back and sitting back against the support of the office chair to ease the work of back muscles
Footrests, portable lumbar back supports, or even a towel or small pillow can be used while sitting in an office chair, on soft furniture and while driving
Deep squat while holding on to the edge of a desk until you’re able to hold this position without the support of a desk