Let me describe the kind of slouch I'm talking about.
1. The shoulders roll forward so the chest is narrowed.
2. The upper part of the back curves so the chest is collapsed
3. The head is pushed forward
This posture has a lot of effects. It can impede deep breathing since it compresses your internal organs and rib cage into your lungs, it can affect the angle of the pelvis causing back pain, it disrupts your balance, the angle of the head can cause pressure on the brain stem raising blood pressure and most critical of all....
It makes your boobs sag and your stomach pop out!
MO-TI-VA-TOR! Right, am I right? People will ignore the health issues, but talk about looks, and everyone's all standing up straight!
So what do to? Good posture is mostly good habits, stand up with chest out, shoulders back is enough. But you have to do it all the time. Every minute. Every hour. Every day.
Is it hard to be consistent? Yes. I lift weights, do Pilates, and yoga and I still catch myself slouching. Still, there's some simple exercises that you could try to help you straighten up. I found these on the Women's Health magazine website.
|No matter how young and beautiful you are. Slouching is ugly.|
(And bad for your health)
|Johnny Wier. Always perfect posture. A lesson for us all.|