Especially as you get a little bit older, a few joint and bone aches and pains are going to start cropping up around the fringes of your day. The bad thing is, those initial grumbles from your body are generally inescapable. The good news is, there are simple posture changes you can use to help them!
Depending on your physical condition and physical environment, consider these five following tips for adjusting your posture to soothe some of those aches and pains – move from sitting to squatting when possible, buy a standup desk for work, meditate while walking to relax your shoulders, research range of motion exercises to keep your joints limber, and be sure to get the rid bed to sleep on.
Try Going From Sitting To Squatting
Now what activity would allow you to go from sitting to squatting that would help posture and health? That would be going to the bathroom. Studies show squatting is healthier than sitting for various medical and postural reasons, and even though you may feel awkward making the transition if it’s not something you’re used to, your entire body will thank you for appropriating a more natural position.
Buy a Standup Desk
When you buy a standup desk and start using it, you’ll notice an incredible amount of pain relief in your back, your legs, your shoulders, your neck, and your arms. Sitting for extended periods is one of the worst things you can do for your skeleton, especially if your sitting setup isn’t set up perfectly to your body shape. Even the idea of being able to walk around occasionally instead of just staying seated will help, and the upright desk is a great way to incorporate this suggestion into your workday.
Meditate While Walking
If you’ve never had a reason to try walking meditation, then now’s the time to start. It’s a fantastic way to help you improve your posture mindfully, simply by thinking about how your skeletal structure is interacting with the environment in a focused manner.
Research Range of Motion Exercises
Knowing your own personal range of motion will help you with your posture as well. Not everyone bends and twists the same, so you should find out where your boundaries are. Then, to keep the aches away, simply move through your own limits every day.
Get the Right Bed
The wrong bed will wreak havoc on your back and shoulders. Make sure you know what type of firmness or softness you need to keep your bones aligned, and then understand how sleeping posture can affect you during the night as well. The more you know, the better you can adjust for a pain-free sleep cycle.
Originally posted on September 21, 2015 @ 4:48 pm