Lifestyle Tips for Lifelong Good Posture

Keep your weight down – excess weight, especially around the middle, pulls on the back, weakening stomach muscles.

Develop a regular program of exercise – regular exercise keeps you flexible and helps tone your muscles to support proper posture.

Buy good bedding – a firm mattress will support the spine and help maintain the same shape as a person with good upright posture.

Pay attention to injuries from bumps, falls and jars – injuries in youth may cause growth abnormalities or postural adaptations to the injury or pain that can show up later in life.

Have your eyes examined – a vision problem can affect the way you carry yourself.

Be conscious of where you work – is your chair high enough to fit your desk? Do you need a footrest to keep pressure off your legs?