Worried about your posture after hunching all day at work? Even at a standing desk, it's easy to start leaning your elbows on the table. Here's a simple reminder of how to sit up straight and stand up tall, just like mothers everywhere remind people daily.
Plus, we'll share some simple exercises you can do to improve posture and strengthen your core.
Standing Up Straight
Make sure your head is aligned with your shoulders and try to avoid shifting your head forward, backward, or to the side.
Retract your shoulders and keep your chest lifted, with your shoulders in line with your hips.
Hips & Stomach
Pull in your stomach and align your hips with your knees. Try to maintain a neutral spine.
Stand with a slight bend in the knees, aligned with your ankles, with your knee caps facing forward.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, distributing your weight evenly across your feet.
Sitting Up Straight
Position your chin parallel to the floor with your earlobes in line with shoulders. Try to avoid jutting your head forward, backward, or to the side.
Retract your shoulders and keep your chest lifted. Your shoulders should be in line with your hips.
Sit with your buttocks at the back of the chair, with your weight distributed evenly on both hips.
Thighs & Knees
Sit with your thighs parallel to the floor with your knees forward and at or below the level of your hips.
Place your feet on the floor, with your ankles and knees uncrossed. If needed, place feet on support.
Straighten up with these simple moves to help you strengthen your core and improve posture.