Not sure what happened here...went to fix a typo and Blogger ate the post...GAH!
I'll fix later today and repost, but in the meantime we're discussing good posture and how to achieve it. Carry on!
Update I: I've restored the entertainment portion of today's post.
No, this wasn't irony in 1963, this was conventional wisdom.
Update II: Let's try this again, shall we?
While the video above is rather, well anachronistic, (*cough*sexist*cough* ) Hayley had a point about posture. Poor posture puts us at greater risk for injuries and joint damage, while good posture not only makes us look better in our clothing, but conveys an air of confidence.
My own mother tried to get us to care about our posture (and yes, our "femininity") enough to want to spend a few minutes each day walking up and down the hall with the A and B volumes of our Encyclopedia Brittanica balanced atop our heads, but alas the seeds of good posture practices fell upon fallow soil. Une femme's lifelong tendency to hunch shoulders, slouch, and walk with a forward tilt a la Groucho Marx requires a concerted effort to correct at this point.
Lately I've been reminding myself to stand up straight, pull those shoulders d-o-w-n and back. I've been thinking that some Pilates or yoga might help me to correct some of my poor posture habits.
What steps or exercises to you do to develop and maintain good posture? Did your mother make you walk with books on your head?