Achieving Good PostureToby Burrows/Photodisc
Good posture isn’t a 15-minute exercise. It’s 24/7 mindfulness about how you hold your body. But if you haven’t been as posture perfect as you should be for a while, you’ll feel strange at first as you square your shoulders and sit up straight. Don’t worry–that feeling will go away. The good news is that both strengthening and stretching exercises help to improve posture.
1. Take the Mirror TestiStockphoto
Standing before a mirror, see if your shoulders are square, not rounded or hunched; your chest is lifted, not sunken; your chin is slightly tucked, not protruding forward; your head is directly over your shoulders, not thrust in front of your chest. Pull in your stomach and buttocks and unlock your knees. In this pose, you should look and feel good.