How to stop slouching (the lazy way)

Category: General Health

Written by Adele Baljeu

If we sit more than 10 hours a day, we’ll definitely be tempted to slouch. Whether glued to the computer screen, texting on a smartphone, or driving, we all have pitifully poor posture. Slouching makes your upper back muscles weak and chest muscles tight. Your shoulders then start to roll forward, leading to your head and strain the muscles in your neck.

Practicing good posture is one of the keys to improving overall wellness and health which is extremely helpful for different reasons.

To fight the dreadful slouch, we should learn different tricks and trips to maintain a nice, upright posture. In this post, we’ll be sharing with you a little trick which will help you avoid slouching at work, in the car, or just relaxing at home on the couch. This is quite useful in the early stages of your chiropractic care until your body learns how to sit with good posture.


Simple steps to stop slouching

  1. Sit your butt right against the back of your seat.
  2. Get a small hand towel, roll it up, and place an elastic band around the middle.
  3. Place the towel in the curve of your lower back.

The towel will vary depending on the size of your lower back curve and can be adjusted as your spine changes over time. Having a towel here allows your upper back to rest comfortably on the back of your chair and the support here means you physically cannot slouch.

It’s time to take your posture seriously as it has great impact on health and well-being. By incorporating this into your workday, you can help yourself stay away from the slouch and maintain a good posture.

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