Mother’s, including mine, are famous for the words, “Straighten up and stop slouching.” If I heard it once I heard it a thousand times. In recent years my wife has come in to work short relief for my departed mom. “Stand up straight,” she reminds me almost daily. “Didn’t your mother ever tell you that?”
I once had a fitness/massage guru tell me that if I straightened my back and walked with my chin elevated life would get better for me. My mind would focus more clearly and a new happiness would be awaiting me–this advise at a price of $125 an hour mind you. I wasn’t buying what he was selling. I know why I’ve maintained a slouchy posture all these years and until now, it’s been personal. If you stand up straight your belly sticks out. So it came to a choice beginning in my team years, slouch or have people call you FAT! After all these years of slouching I’m told good posture will fix my existing back problems–8 years of tackle football being the culprit.
I still wasn’t buying until I stumbled upon a solution online. My wife says I’d by a stick and a rock online if I thought it was a good deal. It supposedly does what it says on the package. You put this little square gizmo that’s the size of a quarter on your body and when you slouch, it zaps you. I figure if it doesn’t work on my posture it will surely be the cure for my AFIB.