Mother may not have known absolutely everything, but she was on point when lecturing you about your posture.
Not only does slouching create an image of sloppiness, it’s bad for your health. In fact, experts say that slouching can cause soreness, joint pain and even headaches.
The good news is that there is a way to avoid these health consequences. To put it simply, practice good posture.
According to the Mayo Clinic, practicing good posture can prevent frustrating aches and pains associated with poor posture. In addition, proper posture helps to create an all- around look of confidence and togetherness. That’s a good thing when it comes to presenting ourselves in the best possible light.
If you’re ready to make good posture a priority, check out these six ways to improve your stature today.
1. Make it a habit to sit up straight at work.
Part of good posture is focusing on how you sit. This means making a conscious effort to sit up straight at work.
“When you do have to work at a desk, sitting up with good, tall posture and your shoulders dropped is a good habit to get into," Rebecca Seguin, PhD, an exercise physiologist and nutritionist in Seattle tells Health.