The importance of good posture cannot be over emphasized. If you have been experiencing backaches and joint aches, you would do well to take a good look at your posture.
If the foundation of a building is the backbone of a solid structure, then your posture is important to make your body resistant to the strains of later life. Having a good posture will ensure that you are physically fit at all times. The best part is that you can improve your posture at any age!
Your spine should ideally be in the S-shaped position when you stand. This correct posture will help you put an equal body weight on your back and ligaments. You must make sure you sit properly as well. Mind the way you sit in front of the computer or TV or even when you drive. You could try putting a small rolled up towel at the small of your back to ensure that your spine is straight. (Source: Southern California Orthopedic Institute)
With good posture, your balance is maintained admirably, your bones are stable and your ligaments and joints work well without pain. The nervous system and circulatory system are well regulated.
With poor posture, your health itself is at stake. In the long run, all your systems suffer. Digestion of food and your body’s waste elimination will become troublesome. Your breathing may become shallow and joints and ligaments are affected, causing you a lot of pain.
Ensure that you maintain a good posture at all times. You will save yourself loads of pain at a later stage.
Do you think good posture is as important as the physicians make it out to be? Have you ever suffered from aches and pains because of poor posture? Or do you think how you stand or sit is not important as long as you are comfortable and relaxed?