Sitting is a HUGE problem, but not the only one. How we sleep, how we text and how we go through life can all be detrimental to our health if we’re not conscious of how its affecting us and what to do to fix it.
So…we have to start doing something about this. We have to start becoming aware of our posture in life. Not just for the sake of standing taller, more attractive, more confident, approachable and empowered but for the sake of our quality of life!
Our bodies are made to move. Our best position is the one that is consistently changing. The same way we have coached you on building successful behaviors is the same way we’ll coach you on becoming more aware of your posture. Remember the 3 R’s?
- Reminder – Your body needs a neuro-muscular cue to trigger a response from our brain to tell our body when and what to adjust/do. Here are a few examples.
- Iphone alarm clock – For every 25 minutes you’re stuck in one position, move for at least 5 minutes. This approach is deemed the “Pomodoro technique”. Set an alarm clock to go off every 25 minutes throughout the day.
- Fit-bit – 10,000 step goal for the day? You look down and are only at 5,000 at 4PM. Time to get-a-steppin’
- “Door way drill” – Every time you walk through a doorway, remind yourself to “Stand up straight and smile!” Associating these mantras with something that is so consistently done throughout your day can help turn a task into a habit!
- Pop-socket – every time you pick your phone up your pinky grazes across this embossed, circular design on the back of your phone. This triggers a “reminder” to your brain and body to pop it out and adjust your texting posture. After so many times, it just happens naturally.
- perform whatever action resonates with one of the above techniques. Perform it deliberately and with the intent to make it a behavior. Don’t just go through the motions!
- It can be a pat on the back, an encouraging mantra or just sheer empowerment that you’re taking a step in the right direction towards building a successful habit that WILL enhance your health, wellness and quality of life.
Remember, you are what you consistently do. Your battle stance is your every day stance. Food for thought.