If you’re like most people you probably grew up with a parent telling you to sit up straight or stand up taller – “maintain proper posture!” etc.

All of this may have seemed like just irritating parents – until you get older. As a grown up, we quickly realise how necessary it is to have good posture and to keep your body supple in order to avoid aches and pains. 

If you have learned bad habits when it comes to posture, they will need to be unlearned. Hopefully, the tips in this post can help you to re-learn how to correct your posture.

Stay Conscious

Unfortunately, the only way to make sure you develop great posture is to be conscious of what you’re doing.

You have to create a space in your mind where you are always thinking about how you are sitting, standing or even walking. 

This is especially important if you have Fibromyalgia or MS symptoms etc. Maintaining proper posture is critical to helping you manage it.

While it may be taxing your brain, to begin with, over time you’ll find that your little obsession of conscious thinking pays off. You will start doing the right thing unconsciously and this is when you know you’ve mastered the art of good posture.

Be Active

You don’t have to leap across tall buildings, but it is important that you try to stay as active as possible if you want to maintain good posture.

This is an important aspect that you cannot afford to overlook.

You can choose from several different activities to keep moving. You can choose regular exercise or you can do things such as swimming, karate classes and so much more.

You need to choose something that you will show up for every time you have classes. 

In other words, you don’t want to pick something that is so unenjoyable that you blow it off every time you have to go and miss your sessions.

Over time as you strengthen your muscles, your back, as well as your pelvis you will find that your posture improves.

Manage Your Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do for your posture. This is not always easy and it can be difficult to keep up. 

If you’re having trouble know that you are not alone, many people have this issue and it all comes down to eating less and moving more. Try to cut back on some of the foods you eat, and try to move your body a little each day. 

As mentioned before, never let your workout choice be boring. You should want to get up and move your body all the time when you think about doing this activity.

Here are some exercise resources for beginners.

Get Your Posture Right

Getting your posture right is something that shouldn’t be so difficult you have to beat yourself up about it. Admittedly, you will need to make sure that you are making a conscious effort in the beginning. 

However, it will become second nature and you will not have the think too hard about it after a while.

Just make sure that you stay as active as you possibly can and manage your weight as well. This way you will be able to maintain proper posture.

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