Perfecting your body posture should be a gradual and consistent process. Having the proper posture makes us look much slimmer than our actual weight ought to make us look. When you stand or sit properly, you look bigger or buff. Read to to learn the various proper ways to sit to look slim and fit.
How do I sit properly?
Learning to sit properly can shed significant pounds off you, be it as a guy or a girl. One can look tall, powerful, or elegant. Not to looking heavy and overweight is the goal here. From facial expression to body language, your posture will determine how people look at you.
The first thing to note is that when you sit, don’t slouch. Sit straight with your back firmly resting on the back of the chair. You can even suck in your tummy to help you sit up.
Place your feet firmly on the floor or on a foot rest. Crossing your legs can be good or simply be a disaster for your posture. For a lady when you cross your leg, place them extremely close together so they appear slim, a guy can cross his legs but in an open manner, i.e. there is a gap in between the top and resting leg. Always relax your shoulders when you sit down and avoid siting in one position for a long period of time.
How do I stand properly?
Keep your feet shoulder width apart and stand on the balls of your feet. Your shoulders should be pulled backward as you stand straight. Suck in your stomach, which will help you to look tall, let your arms hang beside you naturally, your head should be level with your shoulders and not bent too forward, Your head should not be hanging loosely, it focused, firm and forward.
If you have to stand for a long while, shift your weight from your toes to your heels or from one foot to another. You have to project a firm, comfortable and a confident look. You can even think this thought to help. Always be conscious about how you stand, don’t bend or slouch or look down.
What is the proper lying position?
Your sleeping position can affect your posture. It is important that you are comfortable to avoid pain, which means finding the right mattress is of utmost importance. Secondly, pillows help with posture, learn to sleep with one. There are even special pillows that help with posture issues.
Avoid sleeping on your stomach
Sleeping on your side or back is more often helpful for back pain. If you sleep on your side, place a pillow between your legs. If you sleep on your back, keep a pillow under your knees.
Do stretches and lunges
Learn how to do stretching exercises that will help flex your bones and release tight muscles. It will also improve your posture.
Take a picture
Take lots of picture where you are standing naturally so you can see what your posture is like. You can even record a video of yourself to show you how you walk and stand. You can even tell your friend to take pictures when you’re not looking. These candid photos and videos will show you your true posture.
Wear posture-enhancing shirts and sports bras
For women, the right kind of bras will do well to improve your posture. It will support your back, whose muscles you need to stand properly. The right outfits are always important when trying to improve your posture.
Challenge your balance
Practice walking or standing on areas that challenge your balance. Either in a standing or walking position. Yoga helps to improve posture. Walking on sand or rocky areas can help you in walking properly. Have someone to watch or guide you when you try these methods.
See a professional
You should see a chiropractor or physical therapist to check your posture and give you the necessary tips to improve your posture. Also, they can help handle pains you might be feeling in your body and give you the necessary treatments for them.
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