What defines a healthy lifestyle? Is it solely the food that you eat or the frequent exercise that you do? The truth is, there is more to it than those two. There are no hard or fast rules, but there are lots of different factors to consider.
Keeping up with being healthy entails tons of discipline in all aspects of your everyday routine. With your balanced diet and choice of workout, you have to observe the proper use of your body. I am talking about good posture.
Most of us, if not all of us, are too busy going about our busy day to even think about posture. I never thought about it myself. I would just go on waking up, finishing work and going home without the slightest thought of how I stand; until I started streaming and watching exercise videos from which I learned a lot on the subject of keeping a good posture.
While we almost all neglect keeping good posture, we do not notice how important it is to our well-being. We do not realize how beneficial it is to improve our posture. Most importantly, we forget that good posture can boost our overall confidence and self-esteem too.
You may be reading this for personal reasons. I have been tired of hearing negative comments on my posture. And I do look awful in pictures because my bad posture shows when I stand. If you have the same experience, you have come to the right article.
Now that we are talking about it, what are we to do? Is there a quick solution to this? Maybe there is a posture corrector guide?
Well, there is. But first, you have to know that this concept takes work and commitment. If you become too lazy to do what is necessary, all your other efforts will be put to waste. Ready? The following are what I have learned and what I find necessary to share.
The Truth about Posture
According to xbodynow.com, bad posture does not only make your body look weird when you stand. A bad posture may be a sign of or lead to serious illnesses. I am sure you have heard about diseases like scoliosis and osteoporosis. You even see those milk products that promise to help you strengthen your back bones.
This is not to scare you, but you have to put thought into sitting and standing properly. Slouching can do you harm in some ways you haven’t realized.
Prevention.com lists the more intense ways a poor posture affects your health. The one that struck me the most is the fact that it can cause depression. I know it sounds exaggerated, but studies have shown its truth. Slouching can be one of the reasons why someone feels insecure about her physicality or personality.
Try it out yourself to prove it. Try to stand with your upper body straightened up and walk a few meters. It will feel a lot different because it will help you feel more confident and at ease.
Another one on the list says it can affect your career. This is because it can affect how other people see you. When you have poor posture, you can look like you are disinterested or unmotivated. Imagine your boss seeing that side of you—that is not a great picture.
How to Reverse a Bad Posture
There are a lot of suggested ways on how you can improve your posture. One of the top ones in this article that I am sharing is doing strength exercises.
You only have to concentrate on working your core muscles to improve your overall strength. By doing this, you will be able to avoid breaking or fracturing your bones. Any cause for injuring your back will then be prevented as well.
Next, keep your weight in the normal range. Of course, you can do this by observing a healthy diet. By eating balanced meals and regularly monitoring your weight gain and loss, you are doing your posture a favor. Feeling heavy leads to slouching, right? You get the idea.
If you want quicker results and feel like you’ve had too much of that bad posture, there is another option. You can purchase one of those posture correctors that you see in the market. These are like “body binders” that are ready to wear.
Posture correctors stretch your entire upper extremities. When you wear it, you have no choice but straighten your back. It is also convenient because you can wear both at home and at work.
So which of these methods do you think will work best for you? Well, you do not need to pick one because you can do all. If you want to achieve that posture you have always wanted, try these and see the improvement yourself.
If you have comments, suggestions, and inquiries, feel free to comment.
Author Bio: I'm Tina Howell, chief editor at XBodyNow. I have an in-depth knowledge about gym, fitness, bodybuiding… which are shared with you through my site. My mission is to make you aware about the right exercises, workout plans and nutrition