Posture

  • Poor Posture and its Effects on the Body

    Poor Posture and its Effects on the Body

    Posture is defined as “the relative position of the body at any one period of time.”  Correct posture or neutral posture is a position in which minimal stress is applied to the body’s muscles, tissues, […]

Focus on good posture to help maintain a neutral spine.  Good posture may even make you look ten years younger and ten pounds lighter!

  • Throughout your day’s activities, maintain a neutral spine and avoid twisting.

  • Stand up and lift your chin slightly.  Your ears, shoulders, hips and knees should all be aligned, creating a plane that should not twist.

  • Maintain this alignment while exercising, resting, working, etc.

  • Don’t slouch when standing or sitting.

  • When sitting in a chair, sit with your back against the back of the chair, and your feet flat on the floor.

Another bonus:  a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology found that subjects who were told to sit up straight with good posture gave themselves higher ratings and had more self-confidence on a given task than those who were told to slouch.