Thursday, February 25, 2010
I'm officially proclaiming tomorrow a "No-Slouch Day."
See if you can go the entire day standing or sitting straight and tall. See how much energy you have at the end of the day! Sit like a princess. Walk like a girl with a purpose.
I tried this today, for fun, and it was...fun. :) It makes me feel wonderful.
Here are points to remember:
~ This "No-Slouch Day" applies all day long. Even if you're alone. You must keep your good posture from the time you wake up until you fall into bed.
~ You must not be tense. Stay relaxed, with your shoulders back.
~ Keep your head held high and back. No "turtle syndrome."
~ Pay special attention to how you sit when eating, when you're in the car, and when you're at the computer.
~ Don't forget to squat down to pick up things! Please don't just bend at the waist. Not only does it do bad things for your back, but it looks awful.
~ The walls were not made to hold you up. Nor were the counter tops. Nor were the bookshelves, ...or the refrigerator, ...or the door frame. Let your spine do its own work.
~ You are not allowed to be so cruel to your feet and legs as to keep shifting your entire weight onto one...then the other. Keep 'em balanced. And keep your hips under the rest of your torso where they belong.
~ Do your lower back a favor when you're sitting and keep both feet on the floor.
~ Be sure your speech and face expressions match your graceful posture...
...and have fun!