I think my posture has slightly improved since I started working out. My back and shoulders have become stronger already, only after 2 weeks of exercise. 1 month ago
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This experiment was a success. Currently doing 20 minutes a day of intense exercise 5x/week focusing on yoga, resistance and weights. Moving onward, gradually. 2 months ago
How I did it: In all honesty it took me years, but when I actually changed my posture, it happened in a day.
I was having a tv series marathon with a regal character in it. When you're having a marathon like that, after a while you pick up the words, the intonation, the gestures, etc. of your favourite characters.
After working in the big city, whenever I returned home, I tried to make a regal impression, in case I met someone from my childhood, because I had very bad memories.
One day, I started to "strut my stuff" like this regal character and stayed that way. Now, I don't even have to think about the character to be able to carry myself in a regal fashion. Read how I did it… 2 months ago
I’ve noticed that when I’m doing squats, I haven’t been aware that I don’t have proper posture.
I also hunch my back when I’m sitting on the chair when I’m tired.
Find a back support to wear when exercising.
Be aware of my posture most of the time. 2 months ago
Therefore I hunch when I’m on the computer to see better. Better posture, less laying on things and getting your white or ivory sleeves dirty..
You won’t lean on anything so you’ll get used to standing for long periods of time; I know I’ve tried it already.
Oh and I’m getting my glasses soon so I don’t have to lean in on the computer anymore. A more comfortable desk chair would help too.. 4 months ago
I often find myself crossing my legs at work, and by the end of the day my lower back is just aching. I don’t think it’s a coincidence – I think the lethal combination of crossing my legs and having poor posture at my desk wreak havoc on my back muscles.
I’m going to try and work on this simply by being more mindful of my posture, but it will be a challenge. 5 months ago
I’ve been trying to be good about wearing a back brace when I’m at the computer.
The brace I have is similar to this one (it might even be this one; I can’t remember): http://www.amazon.com/Clavicle-Brace-Posture-Support-Breg/dp/B005MYYZQ4/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_6 I picked it up a while ago but haven’t been using it all that much.
It’s kind of like wearing a set of backpack straps. You can tighten the straps to help keep your shoulders back. This brace is very easy to “override” – you can still hunch while wearing it, but the pressure exerted by the straps is a constant reminder to sit up straight.
I also like how even after I take it off, I still have the “sense memory” of wearing it… hunching feels “weird” for an hour or two, even with the brace off. 6 months ago
Starting slowly and building up, using the zenhabits approach. 5 minutes of yoga followed by 5 minutes of resistance bands twice or three times a week. Goal is not to do it all at once, but rather first establish the habit and then bump it up once it becomes routine. 6 months ago
I found yoga not as helpful as I would have liked. Doing pullups each day has started to help make things better. My plan is to (gradually) start yoga again and include resistance exercises. 7 months ago
By back is in for some stress later this year. I want to start with a good baseline. That means using energy to sit up straight, which will give me more energy. I know several exercises to strengthen my back and core. I could lie down to refresh between long bouts of sitting. 8 months ago