It’s time to look in the mirror and asses your own posture. We all have bad habits with our posture but here are 3 steps to identify and help improve your posture and your health.
- Identify and asses your own posture
Observe your own posture for one day and write down all the poor habits you may have acquired.
This could be lent over playing on your phone, tablet or laptop. The way you sit on the sofa, at work or in the car. The way we lift, move or function every day. Once you recognise your poor postural habits and have them written down, you can now address them.
- Ask others to assist
We all forget things from time to time, so ask others around you to remind you and to help you with this. This could be when at home, work or socialising. Talk to your family, friends and colleagues to give you that reinforcement you need. If you slip back to old habits, they will help to keep you on track.
- Asses and be aware of your environment
Be observant to your environment and make changes to your car seat, work/desk set up and your home life. It is important to know your own limits, don’t make the mistake of taking short cuts or trying to do too much. We all have some repetition in our jobs, hobbies or lives and if this is repetitively poor postural habits, you need to break the cycle.
Working hard on these 3 simple steps will start our mission to improve your posture. We will give you the tools you need over three weeks. Next week we will have action steps to help you implement these changes at work and at home.