If you have spent any time on our site you will quickly come to realise that we love good posture, and we try our hardest to help people improve theirs. But why should you care about your posture? Surely your posture is little more than an aesthetic which differs from person to person and simply goes to show the wonderful variations the human body comes in.
Well sadly, no. Most people will not even pay their posture any thought but once you know how it can affect your wellbeing you may take a little more notice. The benefits of a good posture can have an effect on both your health and your overall aesthetic; essentially it can change how you feel and how people view you. The health benefits include:
Other benefits connected to the improvement of posture are reduced tension in the shoulders, maintaining muscle tone and improved concentration.
So what is good posture exactly? The common misconception is that to have a good posture you must keep your back perfectly straight, so when sitting your body would look almost like an ‘L’. As it turns out our spines naturally curved like an ‘S’ but with not a lot of effort they can quickly become bent out of shape. Good posture encourages your spine to retain its natural shape; which spreads the pressure, tension and the weight put upon it more evenly and reduces the wear and tear.