First, while sitting up straight at your computer, read some interesting information I found on Everyday Health. While you at it ... take a deep cleansing breath and sit up ... I also found a website that outlined how bad posture affects heart health and I saddened to realize it was describing me! Both articles made it perfectly clear to me that I had some improving to do! How about you?
Need some other ways to “make it work”? I did so I kept pushing myself to find ways to make good posture work for me. I wonder if it would help to put full length mirrors wherever I am ... in my bathroom just may not be enough. When I walk past a store window and glance my reflection’s way, I am amazed at that little old mannish looking person gazing at me! Geez, when did I turn into such a slouch?? So here’s the deal ... it’s time I made my body work for me instead of the other way around. What do I mean ... well, this morning, I dropped the soap in the shower. When I bent to retrieve it I placed my palm on my thigh to ‘give myself a boost’ to a vertical position. Huh? Are you kidding me? When did my back and abs become so weak I need assistance to return to an erect position? Enough! I pulled out my Wii Fit, weighed in and realized I hadn’t really changed much. My WiiFit age was acceptable but that’s because I’m somewhat coordinated and could “beat” the system with my talents. So, I pushed myself a bit. All the way to twenty minutes of pretty intense stuff, sucking in my abs all the way and breathing correctly! Whew! So that’s what a workout feels like! To cool down, I did some balance games that forced me to twist and turn, reach and stretch. So as I reviewed my workout I realized I likely didn’t really stand as tall as I should have or reached just beyond the comfortable position or twisted just past the “ohhhhh” position - tomorrow is another day and I will step outside my body and view myself from another point of view. I can do it, can you?