I slouch a lot, so my shoulders are a bit rounded at my neutral posture. I have tried to get into the habit of doing wall glides, stretching my chest, doing back exercises, and sitting properly. But after quite a few years of testing strategies, tools, and trying to build consistent habits, I usually manage to get two or three weeks of good progress but then fall back to the usual bad habits and my posture does not really improve.

Do any of you have any success stories about correcting your bad posture? I would like to learn from your success!

  • Dochyo@lemmy.ml
    2 years ago

    In my experience with lifestyle changes, if i can’t identify the ways that the change noticably improves my life, i won’t be likely to stick with it. If your slouching isn’t causing you pain or problems, if your concern is mostly asthetic, you shouldn’t expect to adjust it because the problem is somewhat imaginary.

    Of course prolonged bad posture causes problems, but if your not experiencing them yet subjectively, it might be hard to do much about it.

    For my part i was having some pains and some issues, my postural corrections mostly had to do with labor, proper form when lifting, doing my best to have my keyboard at the proper angle to my wrists, etc. The benifits from these were more or less imediate and the result was a general improvement in posture overall.

    So my advice is strive to be aware of your body, what it’s doing and how it’s reacting, both negative and positive.