Today, I continue by giving some tips on how to improve your strength and your posture outside of your fitness or Pilates classes.
These are small amendments to your everyday routine for a healthier lifestyle, you can improve your body and your alignment without devoting extra time to taking a formal class. (Please check part one here. )
Sleeping: We all know how it is so important to maintain our health and our body, your muscles and ligaments relax and heal themselves while you sleep. What I want to talk to you about specifically is sleeping and how it is so important for your posture.
We all focus on what we eat and do when we are awake but we spend average of 6 to 7 hours sleeping… This is a lot more time than we spend on any other daily activity (walking, exercising, sitting, standing, cycling… etc) that we focus on so much. Good posture doesn’t apply to just sitting or standing, it should be even more important when you are sleeping.
Some of you may be suffering back pain as soon as you get out of your bed in mornings. Another common problem may be your quality of sleep; you may be moving and having breaks throughout the night. These are common problems that are related to your bad posture habits while sleeping.
I was really surprised when I found out that Joseph Pilates did a lot of work to improve people’s sleeping quality. He invented a bed(!), in V shape that supported the spine and made people have a better quality of sleep without breaks. Why does no one manufactures this?
I am not going to suggest anything to you that is as revolutionary as getting a V shape bed :) I just want to remind you to watch out for your posture while asleep. Three points to watch out for: your head, your neck and your SPINE. I am sure this can help a lot with your posture and your overall health.
Hope you find value in this and feel free to comment and ask questions about this and anything about PILATES!