Saturday, February 16, 2013

Such A Slouch

A little over a week ago, as I hunched over my laptop, I decided that I really needed to work on my posture. It’s bad.

So bad.

I pretty much slouch all the time. If I’m vertical, I’m slouching. It’s a natural, comfortable position for me. But since I really don’t want to end up like the Hunchback, it was time to put the effort into pulling my shoulders back and standing up straight.

A few days after I started this little self-improvement project, I woke up unable to turn my head to the left. A day of Advil and heat treatments relieved the pain, but I racked my brain trying to figure out why I had this problem—there had been no injury, no sudden twisting. Nothing. Nada.

Except my new posture project...

Now, I’m not 100 percent sure the two are linked, but I’m suspicious. Very suspicious.

Luckily, the neck problem hasn’t returned. And a week and a half into my project I can’t say that I never slouch any more, but I am getting better at catching myself when I do, and hopefully soon I’ll won’t be doing it at all. My spine, someday, will thank me.

How about you? Do you have good posture? Or are you a sloucher like me?