passive or idiot-proof posture improvement?
February 16, 2010 5:27 PM Subscribe
I have bad posture, but I'm not sure how to get it right. Looking for passive or idiot-proof tools/tricks for posture improvement.
posted by needs more cowbell to health & fitness (33 answers total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
I know that I slouch and that I have bad posture, but when I straighten up or try to throw my shoulders back a bit, it often feels exaggerated/stiff/tiring,and I'm still never sure if I have the angles right--even if I'm looking in a mirror. Are there tricks that will lead me to have "correct" (muscle/back-healthy) posture without having conscious, deep understanding of what's going on? Specific exercises? Would MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) shoes help? Other weird tools? I'm mostly talking about posture when standing, though I'm open tips that relate to sitting as well.
I'm not klutzy but I am not very coordinated (I'm always out of step in the few dance/aerobics classes I've taken). When I was 19 (I'm 26 now) and adult acquaintance told me that I have "forward shoulder" (?) from having bad posture and that it was too late to do anything about it.
I'm young, flexible and fairly active, if that matters. I don't have unlimited funds or the sort of insurance that would cover anything related to this but I can put some money into something if it will help. I want to take care of my back now so it doesn't hate me when I'm older.