How to improve your posture with a few tips and tools
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- Bad posture can cause undue strain on joints and muscles, increase aches, and make you feel fatigued.
- Good posture, on the other hand, increases energy, reduces aches and pains, improves joint and spine health, and projects confidence.
- The good news? Improving poor posture isn't that hard when you commit yourself to it mentally and use a few gadgets to assist along the way.
- We give you a few tips and tricks as well as recommendations for a brace, lumbar pillow, and posture corrector.
If you don't think good posture is important, then let me ask you a question: Why did you sit up straighter when you started reading this article? Both in terms of physical health and social perception, good posture can do much to improve your overall life.Your body is designed to sit, stand, and even lie down in specific positions. With good posture, all of your joints, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments work in concert, reducing stress on specific areas by distributing the force exerted by gravity evenly across your frame. Good posture is critical for athletic performance, spinal health, proper balance, and myriad other physiological reasons.
As humans intrinsically recognize good and bad posture, the person standing tall or sitting upright will command more attention and respect than the slouch standing or sitting nearby, all other character traits aside.
Your primary reason for wanting to learn how to improve posture should be your own well being. With better posture, you will feel better in terms of physical aches and pains, you will likely have more energy, you will reduce the likelihood of chronic physical issues later in life, and you'll feel more confidence and self-worth. As a secondary benefit, people really will look up to you the more you stand up tall and sit up straight.
Read on in the slides below to learn how to improve your posture.
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