The advice your mother gave you to sit up straight still holds true. That’s because sitting up straight helps you maintain the naturally shaped “S-curve” in your spine versus the alternative, which is a “C-Curve” or being hunched over.
Posture Check – Exercise
Here is one of my favorite exercises to check my posture. It’s easy and you can do it just about anywhere – sitting at your desk or in the seat of your car.
• Start by slipping your hands under your behind.
• Using the palms of your hands, cup your sit bones.
• Notice what happens?
• Your pelvis slides back, and your back straightens up.
Why it Works
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This exercise works because what happens for many of us when we sit too long is our pelvis slides forward, and we lose the natural “S-curve” in our back.