While you’re sitting at your desk looking at BBW dating sites, you feel a stinging pain in your back. You realize you’ve been sitting in the same position for a long time, try stretching a bit, but as soon as you get back to your computer, you feel that irritating ache all over again. Improving your posture can help you feel, not to mention look better. All you need to do is focus on the way you position your body whenever you walk, sit or even sleep. Here’s what you need to know.
To have good posture while standing or walking, you should stand up straight, keep your chin level with the ground, pull your shoulders back and tuck in your stomach. Your arms should fall naturally beside your body. Practice this by standing next to a wall. The back of your head, shoulders and butt should be touching the wall lightly. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart. You should be able to slide your hands behind your waist, so a little arch in your back is necessary for good posture. You can also use the popular trick of balancing a book on the top of your head to help you stand upright while walking.
In order to sit comfortably for longer periods of time, you need to pay attention to your sitting posture. Your back should be aligned with the back of the chair, usually keeping a 90 degrees angle with your thighs. To optimize your position, keep your feet flat on the ground with your thighs parallel to the ground.
It is also advised to find a chair that gives you the proper support and won’t make you slouch. Additionally, if you work an office job and spend a lot of time in front of a computer monitor, try tilting the screen back a bit so that you’ll have to sit up straight whether you like it or not.
The way you sleep also makes a very big difference in your posture during the day. Find a mattress that supports your back in the right way. Whichever sleeping position you prefer, throw in a couple extra pillows where there’s space between your body and the mattress. For example, behind your knees, if you sleep on your back, or between your thighs if you sleep on your side.