Posture is the position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting. Good posture helps us support our muscles, ligaments, and weight- related-activities.

So what are the benefits of correct posture?

  • “Helps us keep bones and joints in correct alignment so that our muscles are used correctly, decreasing the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that could result in degenerative arthritis and joint pain.”
  • “Reduces the stress on the ligaments holding the spinal joints together, minimizing the likelihood of injury.”
  • “Allows muscles to work more efficiently, allowing the body to use less energy and, therefore, preventing muscle fatigue.”
  • “Helps prevent muscle strain, overuse disorders, and even back and muscular pain.”

“To maintain proper posture, you need to have adequate muscle flexibility and strength, normal joint motion in the spine and other body regions, as well as efficient postural muscles that are balanced on both sides of the spine. In addition, you must recognize your postural habits at home and in the workplace and work to correct them, if necessary.”

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