Sitting and standing in the right posture can help ward off numerous health issues including back pain and digestion. Know more here.
We all know that body posture is very important. It directly impacts our health where it disturbs the alignment of the body and causes numerous issues such as backache and joint pain. Good posture has great benefits to support your body and secure health.
What Is The Right Posture?
Sitting: Your feet should be flat on the ground with equal weight on the hips. Your back should be straight with a 90-degree angle between the upper and lower body.
Standing: Your legs should be straight with a slight bend in knees. This would prevent the locking of knee joints or hyperextending.
Benefits of Good Posture
Here are some major benefits of sitting and standing in the right posture.
Better back health
Standing or sitting in a slouched or bending position for a long time affects your lower back. It gives pressures on your spine, muscles, intervertebral discs, ligaments and facet. Thus, the right position would prevent such issues.
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Less pressure on your neck and shoulders
If you sit or stand with your head bent forward, your posture will put a strain on your neck, shoulder and upper back areas. With good posture and proper alignment, this tension can be reduced securing your joint and ligaments.
Increased core strength
To maintain a good posture, muscular effort is needed which means that your core muscles would stay engaged and active when you maintain the proper alignment.
Poor posture not only affects the alignment and cause physical injuries but also takes a toll on your mental health. As poor alignments cause muscle strain, it triggers a headache. If you deal get headaches often, check your posture.
Prevents wearing of joints
Sitting or standing in a slouched position would cause abnormal wearing of joints over time. Uneven posture such as resting on one side of the body and/or putting the entire weight on one side while standing or sitting is bad. Thus, when you maintain the right posture, the chances of joint wear and tear are less.
Better digestion and blood circulation
A slouched position affects the blood circulation in the body which impacts the functioning of vital organs. With good posture, the blood circulation will be perfect and therefore, you won’t get digestive issues.
Higher stamina and energy levels
Another benefit of good posture is that keeps you active and energetic. You’ll be more active and less fatigued. Good posture means a reduced strain on the body.
Better lung health
Bad position compresses the lungs which obstruct their functioning and you might get breathing issues. Thus, good posture means well-functioning lungs and better breathing.
The best part of maintaining a good posture is that it makes you look active and attractive. As per experts, good posture makes a person look slimmer and taller.
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