Hi Jetset Babe! Do you have any tips on getting good posture? I realized after reading your blog how important it is to have good posture. It really makes you look so much better. I’ve been trying to improve mine but its so tiring and difficult! I’ll do it for about 5 minutes and then just forget and find myself slouching again. Is there a posture brace or something you can use or do you just have to suck it up and keep doing it until it feels natural? Thanks! xx
Very interesting topic you’re bringing up! This is actually something very important to think of if you want to look classy & elegant. Your entire look depends on the way you’re carrying yourself – if you have a good posture or not.
Slouching and having a curved back is the absolute worst. You need to always have a straight back, with your head up and shoulders aligned with the rest of the body.
There are different kinds of “bad posture” and how to fix it.
To “straighten out yourself” you can always stand by a wall and you will immediately feel how it is to stand straight. Remember that feeling of how it feels to have a straight posture, and make sure you “correct yourself” all the time.
There is no magic way of getting a good posture, you will simply need to remind yourself over and over again. In the beginning it is exactly how you write in your question, you align yourself for 5 minutes and then you’re back to slouching again. But if you do this a big repetitive amount of times, your body will start listening to you eventually.
If you feel that doesn’t work, then I would advice to get a brace. There are various kinds depending on your posture problem, but I would really leave this to the last option as it’s not the sexiest thing in the world walking around town with a brace underneath the clothes 🙂 You won’t enjoy yourself 😉
Although I’ve been dancing during many years, I lost my posture once I quit dancing. After I saw myself on tv, how much I was slouching while walking
– I really realized how I was ruining my own presence.
Plus I was getting back pains!
So I simply just started forcing myself to straighten out as soon as I caught myself slouching. After a few months I actually stopped slouching and began to walk like as If I was a ballerina again 🙂 In fact, I get many people asking if I’m a dancer because of my good posture. Also my back pains stopped! I can there for assure you it works to just paying attention and correct yourself. Like I said, Over and Over, And over again. Boring, but works!
Yoga, Pilates and Ballet are very good posture improvers if you want to take this thing to a whole different level.