- Mind your posture. A majority of us uses the computer for our work – so this means sitting properly at the computer and also includes the laptop.
- When you maintain proper posture, you create a “neutral spine”. Your lower back is gently curved to provide you with the flexibility and protection your back needs. What you do is: Tuck your stomach in and chin up.
- Be conscious about doing this through your day. This does not mean you must sit stiff and rigid; but do avoid slumping – I know I begin to droop if I sit for more than half an hour at a time, restless that I am. Then the moment I realize it, I adjust myself, or just walk around a little, drink some water and get back to work.
- Even when you exercise, remember to pay attention to your core. While walking or jogging maintain good posture. If you do push ups, keep those abdominal exercises tight. Doing squats? Keep your head up, shoulders back and tummy in.
- I remember another easy exercise here to strengthen your core muscles: when my Mom had a physiotherapist working with her to mobilize her after her prolonged bed rest, she would ask her to balance on one leg for a few minutes, and then the other. She would encourage us to do it with her. Mother was right, you know.