The Third Aspect
Everyone interested in weight loss focuses on a) what they take into their bodies, and b) exercise.
Those two are non-negotiable. We all know that the absolute bottom line is to eat a little less and exercise a little more . But, there is another aspect we must be sure to work on – posture.
It’s all very well losing the weight but we will struggle to look good without working on our posture.
Awareness is the key.
We must be aware of how we sit, for a start. Do we “slop” down on the couch with our telly belly in super relaxed mode, or do we focus on keeping it flexed and firm ? I know we can’t do this all of the time because the telly takes our focus, but we can flex and tighten every time we think about it, can’t we ? That’s important you know. To tense the abs whenever we think about them. Tense and hold to the count of 25, when walking, standing, lying down or sitting. Be aware of not allowing the abs to become “floppy.” The power of consistency in all we do.
And what about when we sit on a chair ? Do we sit with a curved spine, again with our belly super relaxed ? We might even be “loading” it if we are sitting eating a meal or drinking a coffee or a beer. We need to be aware of our posture whenever we are sitting. Keep that belly firm !
And when we stand ? Do we stand with our belly pushed out? I often catch myself doing this. Let’s be aware and always stand with our belly pulled in.
The more we become aware of and respond/react to how we lie down, sit and stand, the more our posture will improve and the sooner the belly will “deflate.”
I am working hard at being aware of how I carry my body and just wanted to share my thinking with anyone who like me, is trying to lose weight and the belly especially.
Be healthy, be happy and be safe, lose that excess fat don’t slouch, chin up and tummy in (just like mom always use to say), but watch where you are walking. Don’t want to be walking nice and straight and then trip over something and fall over. 🙂
My posture is not the greatest. I’m 65 years old (chronologically) but only 35 years old (biologically) now, but they say that you are never too old to sort your posture. When my belly was at its most inflated, my posture was really poor. Have since lost 2cm around the tum-tum and can already feel that I have a much better posture.
What’s your posture like? Love to see people walking straight and confidently. It does look so impressive. Let’s all do the same. Do you have a poor posture? Please share what you are doing to correct it with us.
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