You’ve got to appreciate the hidden benefits of shapewear, and this one is one of them: wearing shapewear might help you improve your posture. How? Being extremely shy and self-aware frequently causes you to lean down instinctively. If this is done for a long time, it causes havoc on the body and can have major long-term repercussions.
We feel more confident, in control, and well-equipped when we wear shapewear. This is primarily a psychological reaction (we know we look wonderful, so what’s holding us back?) Even if it’s all in your head, you’re still strutting around life, staring everyone in the face. In other words, you’re flaunting your shapewear while maintaining a more upright, comfortable posture.
And that’s a good thing! Remember how we talked about long-term consequences? They’re not a joke, as you’ll see as you read on.
1. Pains and aches
Let’s start with the obvious: poor posture causes a variety of aches and pains throughout your body, particularly in the neck and lower back. Did you realize, though, that slouching can cause serious foot discomfort and possibly carpal tunnel syndrome?
Yes, it appears. Plus, you’re familiar with the meaning of all those hurts. Yes, there are a lot of headaches. So, right now, examine your posture and sit up straight! Whether you wear shapewear or not, you don’t want your improper posture to cause you any trouble in the future.
2. Sleep Issues
Are you having difficulties getting enough shut-eye at night? Poor posture may be at blame. It makes sense: to obtain some relaxation, things must be in order. Because wearing shapewear to bed isn’t an option, make sure you have a comfortable pillow with sufficient neck support.
Isn’t it any better? Make an appointment with your chiropractor; your body may have “lost” how to maintain a healthy posture. You’ll be grateful to us later!
3. Productivity declines
Do you have a bad mood? Try smiling instead of crying; it will make you feel a little better. Other sections of your body are affected in the same way. Bad posture communicates to your mind that you’re tired, irritated, or just plain down in the dumps. If you do it long enough, you’ll see how it affects your moods, motivation, energy levels, and other aspects of your life.
What’s the good news? The cure is as simple as smiling – with your entire body. Set reminders on your computer or phone to remind yourself to sit up straight, take a break, or even become conscious of your posture at any given time. It’s the simple things that make a big difference!
4. Stomach issues
As we become older, it appears that the battle between our wits and our stomachs becomes more intense. This isn’t just a calorie-counting statement. Food no longer has the same effect on you as it once did. As time goes by, indigestion becomes more common. The next day, going to a different restaurant becomes a rollercoaster ride.
Have you ever considered that your poor posture could be a contributing factor? Yes, it does! Slouching over compresses all of your organs, making their work environment much more unpleasant. Constipation, stomach aches, and IBS-like symptoms are all possible side effects. So, after you eat, why not go for a walk? Simply rising and walking about can help your back to stand up straighter than simply sitting.
5. Hypertension (high blood pressure)
You read it correctly: poor posture can contribute to an increase in blood pressure over time. Why? Yes, rounding everything forward helps (it pinches veins and nerves here and there), but it also impacts your respiration. The more irregular your breaths are, the more likely your blood pressure may become unbalanced.
First and foremost, get up! Sitting at your workstation, make sure both of your feet are planted on the ground, and rest your elbows on the table while typing. Place boxes below your monitor or laptop, or acquire one of those handy computer support benches to raise your monitor or laptop.
6. Varicose veins
HA! The 30+ club’s big bad wolf has emerged to play. However, did you realize that varicose veins and poor posture are linked? It’s sort of true. Bad sitting posture, especially if you’re sitting on top of one of your legs for lengthy periods or crossing them under your desk, can be the issue.
Is there a pattern here? In terrible posture lists, sitting appears to be a recurring topic. Instead of Netflix and chilling this weekend, how about a long walk around the neighborhood or some one-on-one house improvement? Both are good for a workout and, at the very least, make you conscious of your posture!
So, does shapewear aid in the correction of poor posture?
The point is that wearing shapewear will make you less prone to slumping and send a message to your mind that you’re fantastic. However, getting rid of an episode of terrible posture-itis isn’t enough, especially if you’re already experiencing some of the long-term consequences.