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Proper Posture: Top 5 Benefits of Improving Posture

  By posted Apr 21st 2013
Healthy Living

 

Proper Posture: Top 5 Benefits of Improving Posture


Proper posture doesn’t just straighten out your back and spine, but has other health benefits too. A poor posture is responsible for certain health problems; we list out why it is important to have a proper posture.

Proper Posture: Benefits of Improving Posture #1

Avoid body pain: Most of us complain of back and neck pain. But body pain is a result of poor posture. We may not realise it, but if we are not walking or sitting straight this has a big effect on your back. Proper posture aligns the bones, muscles and ligaments. Maintaining a good posture will relieve you from back and neck pain rather than a strain muscle.

Proper Posture: Benefits of Improving Posture #2

Breathing made easy: If you have trouble breathing, sit up straight. Slouching compresses the diaphragm and lungs making it difficult to breathe. Sitting up straight expands the lungs allowing you to breathe with ease.

Proper Posture: Benefits of Improving Posture #3


Avoid joint injuries: Proper posture aligns the spine which avoids unnecessary pressure on the joints. Improving your posture can help you avoid wear and tear at the joints, reducing joint pain.

Proper Posture: Benefits of Improving Posture #4


Eases your muscles: Poor posture actually make the muscles tense, but proper posture eases and relaxes your muscles. If you slouch for too long you will feel tired compared to sitting straight. This is clear proof that proper posture relaxes the muscles.

Proper Posture: Benefits of Improving Posture #5

Help in digestion
: Proper posture helps you improve digestion. If you slouch, you are suppressing your stomach and colon giving rise to digestion related problems like acidity.
 
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