Good posture is something that seems to be missed and forgotten about, there’s no quick fix I’m afraid to having good posture as you need to be aware of it all day, every day. Having good posture helps with blood flow and reduces the risk of having problems with your joints and muscles further down the line. Here are some tips to helping you maintain good posture.
1.) Sitting in your chair correctly
Slouching is an easy, and quite comfortable thing to do, but it’s no good for your back or muscles. The correct way to sit at a desk chair in particular, but this can apply to any seat, is to place both of your feet on the floor keeping your knees level with your hips. Ensure your back is against the back of the chair, and raise your chin slightly so the top of your head points towards the ceiling.
2.) Look in the mirror
Check that your shoulders aren’t slouched and that they’re square, that your chest is pushed out, pull in your stomach and bum and relax your knees.
3.) Find a wall
Stand with your back against a wall, with your heels slightly away from the wall. Make sure your head and shoulders are also touching the wall but make sure there’s enough space to comfortably fit your hands between the wall and your back, then you know you have the correct posture.