I realized besides working a conscious effort to sit up straight, stand straight, walk straight, there are other ways of improving posture.
I’m wearing a back brace whenever I can, not so often now because I think my body has retained its muscle memory. I wear a lumbarwear (which looks like a girdle) occasionally, especially when I'm in cooler countries.
To have good posture, is to have a strong core. It consists of your abdominal muscles and back muscles.
I’m not too much an exercise person, you know the gym and the works. But I try to motivate myself by images of beautiful posture and try to get myself doing something.
So far, this is my plan.
I will try to go on walks daily, 10,000 steps a day to be exact.
Alternate my ballet routine and cardio exercises. Friends are always great company and distraction from the pain so I’m going to try to go cycling/play tennis/badminton/walking/exercise class with them.
Along with that, I hope to increase my intake of oxygen, fish, water, vegetables and fruits!
Hope you are having a finer time improving your posture than I am!
Image via AudreyHepburn.com