Good posture not only bullet-proofs your body against injury and pain, but also determines how much you will succeed in life.
It might seem unfair to judge people based on their posture, and in a way it is. But your posture is actively communicating with other people, and it can say, “I’m a confident and active person” or “I’m somebody who’s sedentary, beaten down and not in control of my life.” If you have the choice, why are you communicating the wrong message?
Why do I have bad posture?
Years of slouching and being sedentary have led to some of your muscles to become shortened and stiff. This is critical, because opposing muscles in your body are always playing a tug-of-war. When both sides are in balance, your posture is good. When one side starts pulling more, your posture shifts in that direction.
Take your chest muscles as an example. They connect via a tendon (their piece of rope) to the front of your shoulders. You then have back muscles that connect to the back of the shoulder, forming the opposing team. When your chest muscles are tight, they out-pull the back; your shoulder rolls forward and you’re stuck hunching over.
You may ask, “How can I have a good posture?”
Fortunately, you only need to make a few, simple adjustments to improve your posture and be happier and more successful.
3 steps to a straighter back
It’s essential that you follow as much of this routine as you can. This routine can be done every day, or every other day. As long as you do it with some consistency, you will improve your posture.
- Foam Roll
Using these simple steps, you will see continuous improvement over time and within as little as 3 weeks, you can totally transform how you look.