How long do you spend in front of your computer? 1 hour? 2 hours? 6 hours or more?!
Well, you better make sure you’re doing something for that – SIT UP STRAIGHT! Your posture, whether you’re sitting down or standing up, combined with correct breathing have a definite effect on the human body, and in turn, the human mind. Slouching in your chair for hours at a time will cramp your back and will later cause back injuries. Sitting up straight keeps your back aligned and out of harms way.
I have a roommate who slouches while walking AND standing up. When he DOES straighten his back he practically grows 4-6 inches. It threw me off guard when I one day found out he was 6’1 and not 5’9. And what do you think he complains about the most? Yep, his back hurts. I wonder why.
People have also asked me how I continue to keep my abs so tone and in shape even though I almost never do sit-ups and crunches. It all has to do with keeping it controled with both diet and excercising without excercising? I know, it doesn’t make sense to you now but let me explain.
I excercise without excercising because throughout my entire day I am CONSTANTLY flexing my stomach and keeping my 6-packed formed. I actively, and practically unconsciously now, flex it in which causes the muscle to do some work without adding full resistance such as doing situps and crunches.
No, I don’t tighten it to the point of exhaustion or so tight that it’s hard to breathe. I just flex it enough to feel that I AM flexing it. You can try it at any time of the day. For instance, you’re sitting in your chair right now, right? Go ahead, sit up straight and then slightly tighten your abs. Remember, it’s not suppose to hurt, breathe steadily and smoothly.
Give that a try twice a day for 5-10 minutes and over time you will be comfortable with it and forget that you’re even doing that. Am I a licensed trainer? No, but I know through experience and by being a martial arts instructor. I helped a friend of mine trim down more than 30 lbs in a matter of months without starving him or making him run 10-15 miles a day.
You may also be wondering why I even talk about sitting posture and working out in my blog. It’s because it has to do with your health, your well-being and eventually the outcome of your online business. If your back is hurting will you have a lot of time to sit-down and work on your business? If you’re out of shape and in bad health will you have the time or focus to work on your business? Of course not. That is why you should take care of yourself and understand that part of being successful in business you have to be aware of your personal well-being.