If you are beyond your teenage years, you probably think your height is set in stone, right? As it turns out, this may not actually be the case.
We are all aware that sitting up straight and practicing good posture makes you appear taller. But, did you know that bad posture can actually affect your true height?
Many of us have grown accustomed to slouching at our desks or sleeping in a position that is not conducive to maintaining proper posture. It can be difficult to break these habits, but your height is at stake.
Like anything else, changing our habits requires effort, time, and patience. It is crucial that you assess your positioning because poor posture can have both short and long term effects on your body.
You may have gone to the doctor and wondered why your height has decreased slightly. Maybe you attributed this to aging. Did you ever consider that your posture could be causing this change?
Luckily, this is an issue that is within your control. Start today by taking note of your positioning and attempt to correct your posture while sitting, standing, and sleeping.
Being mindful of your positioning will pay off by decreasing the strain on your muscles. And, it might just make it a little easier for you to reach the top shelf in a few years.