You want your information short and sweet without a lot of annoying ads. Here's my Amazing Secret for you today. I actually learned this one when I was studying to teach a woman's pole dancing class so have fun with it.
Nobody wants to slouch but some of the things we do all the time like taking care of young children, using a computer, and texting can have a negative effect on our posture if we're not careful to do this one highly recommended move.
Correct posture can take 10 or more lbs. off your appearance and make you more confident. It also attracts more attention to you in general so if you don't want to be noticed, just slouch a little bit more over your phone and see if you can make the world go away.
But if you feel like interacting with actual people and looking your best, here's the trick:
Stand up now, locate your rib cage and touch your two bottom ribs as close to mid body as you can get. In between those ribs, you should feel a soft spot that is your diaphragm.
Now, push that area out in front of you when you stand and walk. I know, I know...... it feels silly and awkward at first, but see if you can find the spot where you feel more upright than you usual and your elbows, at rest, hang behind your arched back. When you hit the sweet spot you'll feel your rib cage lift and your spine straighten.
Look in the mirror for your proof that you look at least 10 lbs thinner and a little bit taller, too! Plus you look extra confident in that position. Now try walking that way as you go about your day. Notice how people react to you now. Is it different?
One last idea for you, Smile and you'll also look 10 years younger. Try these 2 tips now and love yourself a little bit more! You deserve it!
Nanci J. Bradley is a child and family
educator, author, energy facilitator, family aerobics instructor and all-around fun-loving person. She believes in the power of sleep, lifelong learning, healthy eating, fun, and more than anything else, PLAY! She studied early childhood education at Triton College and received her BA in education from Northern Illinois University in 1986. She received her MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College in 2011. She lives and teaches in Madison, WI.
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