Remember to sit up straight!
Keeping your spine aligned will prevent injuries while exercising, lifting heavy objects and children, and increase blood and oxygen flow throughout your body so you can stay awake and think straight.
When you're working on the computer, driving, or just sitting down for a meal, be sure your shoulders are rolled back and your core is tight. This will keep you lined up and prevent shoulder, neck, and lower back issues.
Body Check Head-to-Toe:
1. Neck and head are lined up with shoulders (chin slightly tucked).
2. Shoulders are relaxed, rolled back, and shoulder blades slightly pinched together.
3. Tummy is tight (hold as you would do if someone were to punch you in the gut. Not sucked in, but drawn up and in).
4. Lower back is mostly flat (rotate pelvis as necessary)with a slight arch (lordosis).
5. Feet are pointing straight forward, not turning out or in.