How to correct your posture

Posted by Rene Harwood on

How to maintain the perfect posture requires minimal energy and effort Posture training is often left out from training plans yet its important, maintaining good posture throughout life is essential.

Posture benefits  help with everyday life jobs such like work, gardening, parenting and shopping. Good posture controls our balance and balance controls our bodies ability to do all activities walking ,running,  jumping, pushing, bending or reaching. If you have a bad posture you are more prone to back injury, back pain, falls, accidents and osteoarthritis. This is why posture should be the first and foremost importance in fitness and health training, to implement into your daily life, exercises routines and work .  

 

Raise your awareness of it.

First and foremost, you need to be aware of how you sit, walk, and stand so that you realize when you need to realign yourself. Start by setting a timer to go off every 30, 60 or 90 minutes and take note to your posture when it does. The goal is to get you to pay more attention to it on your own, which you will soon begin to do because it will become more of a habit.

 

Do regular stretches.

This is especially important if you have a sedentary job where you are sitting or standing in the same position all day every day. Take 5 minutes every hour or so (maybe after your timer has went off to check your posture) and do some simple stretches to release the tension in your body and prevent your muscles from tightening up and contributing to poor spinal health.