8 Ways to Maintain Good Body Posture

People say that the first impression is the last impression. I find it quite right because the moment we lay our eyes on someone, we start formulating notions about them. The kind of notion depends solely on how well we perceive that human being. And our perception comes from his or her appearance. The way we dress, the way we walk and even the way we stand become important parameters upon which we are judged. It feels really nice to be at the center of attraction, doesn’t it? Now for that to happen, we ought to have an exceptional personality and it can’t be denied that our body posture has a major role in making it happen.

Bad body posture can lead to deformation of the spine, infringement of limb’s mobility, displacement, and distortion of internal organs and can even result in a hunch in the later years of your life.

In this article, we will talk about ways to maintain good body posture that will not only boost our self-confidence but also have an impressive effect on our lifestyle.

  1. Always try to stand straight. Imagine you are being pulled upwards gently by a thread. Visualising this can really prove to be helpful to maintain good posture and increase height. Keep your shoulders straight and squared.
  2. Have someone tape a giant X on your back from one shoulder to the opposite hip. Then put a straight line of tape across your shoulders closing the top of the X. Wear this for as long as you can. This retrains your back.
  3. Always try to avoid the slouch or bending of your neck while walking. Walk like you are balancing something on your head.
  4. Set certain target objects. These are objects which remind you of something else rather than their true self. It can be any object, color or picture. Every time you think about or see the object, check your posture. It can really be effective if you decide to put your mind to it.
  5. Try to shift your balance more to calves. This eases up your upper body and lets you maintain a good body posture. This also strengthens your calf muscles and you feel strong.
  6. Sit up straight. If you work for long hours on a desk and are a liberty to choose your chair, then pick the one that is comfortable and designed for proper support. Align your back with that the chair and position the computer screen at an upward angle so that you do not have to slouch.
  7. Only sitting in the right posture won’t do. You have to take standing breaks periodically. Take a walk, jog a little if possible or do some simple exercises like stretching. This is much needed for our body.
  8. Last but not the least, sleep soundly. Using the right mattresses and comfortable bed, sleeping on your back rather than your stomach and not overusing pillows have a very good effect on our posture.

You should also try to keep your body in shape by working out daily. Though not rigorously, a light workout will also do. Taking care of your body will definitely make you stay healthy and you can enjoy your life to the fullest.

10 Ways to Decorate Your Home with Stuffs Made Out of Waste

Everyone wants their surroundings, especially their homes, to be decorated or beautiful. What is important is that, sometimes it becomes quite difficult to decorate and beautify our homes with all those things that we want to. So here comes the case of cost.

Well, given below are some 10 best ways to decorate your home from the waste that you may have thrown away till now:

  1. Make a vase out of a plastic bottle:

This requires a plastic bottle and some decorative items. Cut a piece of bottle and color it using paints. Put some flowers in it. This serves as your home decor.


  1. Make a photo frame using waste materials:

For this, you just need to collect some old cartons, corrugated paper, paint brushes, paints, paper cutter, ruler, and scissors. Make a temporary stencil of the required frame and make the background and the front using the cardboard. Color it as you want and decorate it using the paints.


  1. Make wall piece using a waste plate:

You need to collect a Styrofoam plate, textured paper, scissors, glue and a few ice cream sticks. Paint the plate and paste a textured piece of paper over the plate as per its size. You may use the ice cream sticks and color them, paste them to add further decorative effect to the wall piece.


  1. Make lampshade using waste bottles:

Lampshades add a very calm and a beautiful effect to the rooms. You can make pretty looking lampshades using plastic bottles by coloring them and then inserting a bulb inside it.


  1. Make tea light candle holders using waste glass jars:

Tea light candle holders are similar to lampshades. They also add a very amazing effect inside the room. You can paint some waste glass jars and then color it using glass paints. Put the candle and see the decorative power of the waste.


  1. Make a big decorative mirror using waste:

You will need a piece of glass and some cardboard pieces, a pair of scissors and colors. Decorate the sides of the mirror using the cardboard. Color it and cut it as per your need for the size of the mirror. Paste the cardboard over the glass and your decorative mirror is ready.


  1. Make a boat planter using the waste:

You can take a bottle and cut it in the form of a slice. Put some mud in it and plant the money plant seedlings. Your decorative boat planter is ready.


  1. Make a pen stand:

This is a very basic need for all. Take a bottle and cut it. Color the cut part of the bottle base and decorate it as per your need.


  1. Table cloth:

You can also design some cloth piece and use it as cover for your table.


  1. Ceiling design:

Take some waste pieces of paper and color them. Paste these colored and decorative pieces over a larger sheet of paper. You can use this as your ceiling decor.