Have you ever thought about that more time we spend sitting in front of our computers, the worse our posture gets. Modern technology is turning us into literally twisted creatures.
Turns out, people with lousy posture d...on’t walk correctly, and they count on their lower back muscles to help propel themselves forward.
In addition to being detrimental to how your body functions, bad posture isn’t cute. It causes you to jut your hips forward, slump your shoulders, and even breathe inefficiently..
Here are a few quick fixes for correcting your slump:
• If you sit at a desk all day, don’t perch on the edge of your seat at work trying to sit up straight. The best thing you can do is scoot your hips and butt against the back of the chair, and use it for support—that’s what it’s there for. “You have to support your spine. Your muscles are going to get tired, they will fatigue and you’ll slowly start slumping down,”
• Get up frequently and walk around• If you carry a heavy shoulder bag, make sure to carry it on both your right and left shoulder, switching off as each gets tired. Even better: wear a cross-body bag so that the weight is more evenly distributed.