Good Posture Benefits – Enjoy Better Posture

Good Posture Benefits More Than Our Appearance!

Good Posture Benefits – Enjoy Better PostureA good posture naturally enables you to breathe properly. I started appreciating this after I started meditating regularly a few months back, coupled with a good posture. I found a really a huge difference in the amount of air I could inhale between sitting up straight and slouching.This is why yoga, pilates and meditation exercises pay so much attention to getting your posture and sitting positions right.

When you are breathing properly, good posture can increase your thinking ability too. More air, more oxygen. More oxygen, more brain food. More brain food leads to more thoughts and ideas. People with good postures look smarter and more attractive. On the flip side, someone with a good posture naturally exudes an aura of assertiveness and appeal. When you have a good posture, it helps to make you feel more self-confident, without even doing anything else different.A bad posture results in several complications over time, such as increased risks of slipped disc, back aches, back pain, the pressure inside your chest, poor blood circulation.

The Importance of Good Posture

Everyone can remember their mother correcting them with “Stand up straight!” and “Don’t slouch!” And honestly, mom was right all along- there are medical reasons why good posture is so fundamental to good health.

Health Fitness Revolution did some research and here’s what we found:

  • Avoid Health Complications: Over time, slouching increases your chances of having a spinal disc slip, back pain, back aches, decreased blood circulation, and chest pressure. Improper posture takes a toll on muscles and joints in nearly all areas of the body. It can cause pain and limited range of motion in your neck, shoulders, back and hips, and lead to or exacerbate problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome in your wrists.
  • Facilitates your Breathing: There’s a reason pilates, yoga, and meditation exercises pay so much attention to posture- because it helps you breathe. Close your eyes, slouch, and breathe. Now consciously pull your shoulders back and breathe, there should be a noticeable difference in the amount of air your lungs take in. Having good posture opens your airways and facilitates your respiratory organs in their task- which is good for your health. See more here.

A good posture can help you with your good digestion is directly linked to your overall good health. When you can keep your rib cage in the proper position, your digestion system is free and open and can work easier.

Tips to Maintain Good Posture

We often hear that good posture is essential for good health. We recognize poor posture when we see it formed as a result of bad habits carried out over years and evident in many adults. But only few people have a real grasp of the importance and necessity of good posture.

Why is good posture important?

Good posture helps us stand, walk, sit, and lie in positions that place the least strain on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement and weight-bearing activities. 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. Check more here.

Good posture can stop the development of a bad back, back problems are a common problem that far too many people suffer from. Back pain can be extremely painful and it can even be debilitating.

The Ultimate Guide to Posture

Take a peek into most every office in America. What do you see? Workers hunched over their computers. Look at your fellow commuters on the subway. How do they sit? Slumped over their smartphones. Survey the friends and loved ones around you. How do they stand and walk? Likely a little stooped over.

The Benefits of Good Posture

Improves bodily alignment. When you stand and sit with your body properly aligned, all your organs can function as intended. This includes your stomach, which is why good posture may improve digestion.

Eliminates back and neck pain. When you have proper posture, your bones and spine can easily and efficiently balance and support your body’s weight. When you have improper posture, muscles, tendons, and ligaments have to constantly work to support that same weight. This extra, inefficient effort can lead to back and neck pain as well as tension headaches. Focusing on improving your posture can go a long way to remedying these problems.

Improves breathing. To work efficiently, your lungs need room to expand in your chest. When you’re slumped over, your rib cage collapses a bit, leaving less room for your lungs to open, which in turn causes inefficient breathing. Read full article here.

A Good posture Is So Beneficial

A good posture does not mean keeping your spine totally straight. When you are in the right posture, it should feel almost effortless to maintain the position. Many of us may have the intention to keep a good posture, but we usually forget about it after like 5 minutes! A reminder in the form of a post-it note, item in your calendar, alarm, etc definitely helps.

A good posture means maintaining the two natural curves at your back. When you stand, your weight of your body should be evenly distributed across the balls of feet (not the heels or the front). If you have always been in a bad posture, you will find that it’s hard to change your posture due to the hardening of your joints, call us here: (619) 831-8777. I found that getting a massage loosens up my joints, which makes it easier for me to get into a better posture afterward.

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Author: Allison Yardley

Allison has 6 years in practice as a Chiropractor's Assistant and is a licensed Massage Therapist who writes for numerous blogs online. Feel free to comment or ask questions regarding any of Alley's blog posts.