Do you remember your mother telling you to stand up straight? Bless her heart, she was just trying to help you.
Posture….the intricacies, importance, and benefits of good posture is where we’re going this month. The truth about good posture is that it involves a lot more than just standing up straighter, pulling those shoulders back, and tilting up your chin. The muscles engaged in finding and maintaining good posture involve muscles throughout the entire body: strong flexible abdominals, back, glutes, pelvis, legs, hips, shoulders and neck. The need for a powerful core, and a lengthened and strengthened back from neck down to the butt is necessary for the body’s natural positioning to all fall into perfect place.
The importance of good posture is evident when you consider the plentiful benefits:
1) The most obvious benefit involves avoiding overall health complications! Many painful difficulties with back aches, slipped discs, back pain, sciatica, shoulder pains, pelvis and hip misalignment, pressure inside our chest, poor blood circulation, compromised digestion issues and neck pain and headache are caused by poor posture.
2) Good posture facilitates breathing; enables us to breathe properly by opening up our ribs and lungs. Healthy lungs equal a healthy body.
3) This increases our ability to concentrate and think. The more air we provide our brain, the more oxygen it gets, and the more brain food it receives.
4) Good posture improves our image. It helps us to look thinner and taller. Research has stated that people with good posture appear smarter and are more attractive than those who don’t.
5) Having good posture makes us feel better about how we look. We know that good posture increases our self-confidence.
So let’s get started!
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