As much as we don’t want to believe it, how we are holding ourselves for hours each day has an impact on our body’s habits.
- When sitting at your computer all day, make sure to align your head so it’s supported over your spine. Get up and stretch your neck, move around, and remember to push the head and chin back a little.
- Check in with yourself and notice if you are touching your back teeth together. If you are, you are clenching. Open your jaw slightly. This will allow the muscles in your mouth to relax.
- When lifting a heavy box or object, bend the knees to pick it up, and hold it close to your body. Bend your knees when you put it back down, too.