Slouching and poor posture have become so commonplace that when you see someone standing up straight, you may think there’s something off with that person. Our sedentary culture and overreliance on technology have made good posture the exception, not the rule, as of late.
The vertebrae (bones) and muscles of our spine are meant to support our upper-body weight, not our ligaments, which do most of the supporting when we slouch. The easiest way to think about how we should stand is to think of a soldier standing “at attention.” Chest up and out; shoulders and head back; feet facing forward; arms hanging loosely by your side.
Do this, and your spine will thank you 🙂