7 Essential Posture Tips to Maintain Your Youth
In an age of sitting at desks, twisting our backs to see screens, and lowering our heads to read text messages, our posture is taking a back seat. Thats a big health issue, posture is incredibly important as you might already know, and sacrificing it at work, home, or on the go can lead to many problems, especially later in life.
Problems such as headaches and fatigue, all the way to an increase in the risk of injuries and back and neck pain. The benefit of practicing proper posture then is something we should be more aware of now, with the use of devices changing the way we work and live. An article at Huffington Post has detailed 7 useful tips in straightening yourself out, detailed nicely in a way that tells you what the risks are, how to identify bad posture, and what good posture should look like:
In order to correct your posture, however, you have to know what good posture looks like. It is not shoulders and head flung back. You should have three main curves: The cervical/neck, thoracic/ribs, and lumbar/low back/sacrum into the coccyx. You want to be balanced front to back and side to side. “If you look from the side, if your ear, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle are in a pretty straight line, give or take, then your curves are most likely in the right positions,” says Dr. Wilmarth, who is also Chief of Physical Therapy, Harvard University Health Services.
When you stand straight, with your body in a natural and healthy alignment, it doesn’t only lower your risk of these health issues, it also makes you feel and appear more confident and strong. People notice bad posture easily, it’s on the outside just as it is the inside, so there’s another reason to read the rest of the article and adjust your posture today.
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About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.