Good posture can make you look thinner, taller and younger.
Who doesn’t want that?
Besides, it usually gets you to seem and feel more confidente.
As you can easily figure out: slouching makes you look tired and feel worn-out.
Keeping good posture also helps you stay alert and focused so you will be able to get more done each day.
So how can you work on your posture?
1. Keep your shoulders down and relaxed;
2. Pull your shoulder blades together;
3. Make sure your ears are centered over the shoulders, shoulders over ribs, ribs over hips, hips over knees and knees over ankles. Tip: you should be able to draw an imaginary ‘straight’ line connecting your ear down to your shoulder, hip, knee and ankle.
Good Job! Now don’t forget to do this again tomorrow!
[Bad posture stresses joints and muscles which can cause back pain, headaches and long-term injuries so I’m sure you will feel the benefits of this little ‘exercise’ instantly!]
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.