8 everyday habits that could be damaging your posture
You could be slouching sitting or standing. This commonly leads to stress/pain in the neck, shoulder and back muscles, and affects the spine along with the abdominal muscles.
Correct it: Rotate the shoulder muscles back and down to correct forward droop. When seated, sit up tall. Place a small cushion between your lower back and the back rest, if needed, to help maintain natural curve of the spine. Keep your legs relaxed and bent at the knees, both feet resting on the floor (in line with or slightly ahead of the knees). When standing, pull yourself up. Watch out for the forward hip thrust. This usually happens if you thrust your knees back and stand. Place feet evenly on either side or midline of the body. Roll the shoulder back and down, with arms resting on the sides of the body.