You’ve probably seen it already: Someone who is sitting completely bent over. Or someone who is sitting with a hollow back. On the pictures above Pim and Sophie show how you SHOULD and SHOULDN’T sit.
Always consult a therapist first, to determine if this low back exercise is good for you. If you don't have a therapist yet, please find one near you by using our therapist map.
How do you get good posture? There are 5 rules:
1: The knees: Keep your feet straight under your knees.
2: The belly: Slightly suck in your belly, as if someone is poking you.
3: The back: Make yourself tall! But don’t forget rule number 1 and 2!
4: The shoulders: Keep the shoulders low. When the shoulders go up, it looks as if you don’t have a clue.
5: The head: Act as if you’re wearing a cap. The cap should be pointing forward, so not up or down. Now make your neck as long as possible, but keep your cap straight!
Can you hold yourself to all the rules at the same time? Then you’re doing very well!
Can you hold yourself to all the rules at the same time?
Then you’re doing very well!
Do you feel pain or something does not feel right during this exercise?
Then please stop and tell your parents and/or caretakers that this exercise hurts.