Updated: Jun 10, 2020
So let's discuss posture and the importance of why we should pay attention to it in our everyday life. Posture tells people a lot about you. And also, it can display the mood that you're in.
For example, when you're in a great mood, you might feel that your posture is typically more upright than if you're in a down or unhappy mood, your posture might be more slouch or more depressed.
Sometimes, sitting in a chair that may offer less support can cause us to slouch more and if we are doing activities like watching TV, reading a book, and working on the computer, we might not feel the effects of gravity pushing us down. Sitting in a more slouched, rounded shoulder, head forward, hunched back posture. This posture can also affect how we are standing when you're upright on your feet.
Typically, we would like to have the ears over our shoulders and shoulders over our hips and hips over her knees and ankles. When you are sitting, assuring your ears are over the shoulders along with the shoulders over the hips, with our spine displaying the gentle curves naturally placed for proper alignment.
Sometimes we sit with our posture slouched, and that slouched posture may feel comfortable for the time being. However, it can place different unwanted pressure on other areas of the body, which causes muscles and joints to be misaligned.
Good posture is also needed when you are sitting down, this helps support your back. It also helps the neck and upper shoulder area so that you can perform the tasks you need. When you are sitting, we ideally want a supportive surface.
As we age, having healthy posture habits can help prevent common neck, shoulder, and back problems and also improve your mood and energy throughout the day. In particular, for seniors and older adults one way to work on improving the body’s natural postural alignment, imagine a string attached to the top of your head, gently pulling you into an upright standing or sitting posture.
I have created a step-by-step primarily seated 6-week fitness program aimed to help older adults improve strength, flexibility, balance, breathing, relaxation, and posture so they can remain active and mobile in their own home. The video below is a FREE preview is from the Better Posture program (Value $50) within Sit, Get Fit & Stay Safe At Home 6-Week Fitness Program and in this Better Posture program you will learn the 3 areas essential areas of our body can impact and how to prevent "rounded shoulder" posture.
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