Since we were kids we were always told to sit up straight, but as we get older, especially with more time looking down at a screen or a book, we tend to forget that golden rule.
Posture is incredibly important for balance, preventing osteoporosis, helping digestion and improving blood flow. All of these factors become even more important with age.
We rarely pay attention to correct posture and often accept the fact that as we get older our shoulders will naturally hunch over. However, this definitely shouldn’t be happening. The longer we can maintain a healthy posture, the better our quality of life will be.
Remind yourself to fix your posture whenever you feel your shoulders hunching over so that keeping your spine straight eventually becomes instinctive. It’s important with sitting, standing and lying, so these are a few ways to help yourself to continue to double check your spine.