Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Importance of Posture in Looking Super

Everyone wants to look super. This trait is admired as much or more than having beautiful features. It’s not something you’re born with; it’s something you can achieve. Whether you like it or not, your look affects and reflects everything about you. This includes your ego, friends, mood and work. If you know you look good, you feel good.

photo credit: carla shellis my sparkle living
You can’t look super if you have poor posture. Posture is the way the body is held in sitting, standing and walking. There are many advantages for having a good posture. Your clothes will fit better if you have good posture.

Poor posture is an easy habit to get into. Usually, you're not aware of poor posture until somebody reminds you to 'sit up straight', 'stop slouching' or 'hold your shoulders back'. It takes determination to achieve good posture, but the results are worth it.

If you sit hunched over, you are curving your spine. Your lungs don't have enough room to breathe fully. This will make you feel tired quickly. Try to keep the lower part of your back touching the chair. Keep both of  your feet touching the floor much of the time. Don't cross your legs above the knees since that can prevent good blood circulation. Ankle  crossing is better.  If you've developed poor sitting habits, try to change one habit at a time.

When walking, try walking from your hips instead from your knees. Walking from the knees causes you to have a bouncy, choppy and awkward gait. Walking from the hips will keep your body in balance and will result to a smooth graceful walk. Some women swing their hips or their arms too much - they look awkward and unnatural. Watch yourself in the mirror to check if you're doing the best you can do.

Sit and stand  as tall as you can to have a good posture and to look super. Hold your head erect and lift your chest. Keep your back straight, stomach in and your hips tucked under.