Julia Morrissey https://www.usa.edu 2m 229
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In order to put the least amount of strain on your body, it’s important to position your body correctly whether you are standing, sitting, lifting objects, or driving. Many factors can cause poor posture, including weak or tight muscles, obesity, stress, and wearing the wrong shoes, and poor posture can lead to a number of health problems, causing pain, and even long-term injuries.
Correct posture may provide the following benefits:
Reduced headaches: Tension in the upper back, neck, and shoulders can lead to headaches. Relieving that tension may help to reduce headaches.
Improved breathing: When your body isn’t aligned correctly, lung capacity can be impacted. Correct posture can improve breathing.
Increased confidence: Sitting up straight can help you improve how you feel about yourself.
More energy: Poor posture can lead to fatigue, so you may find yourself with more energy when you improve your posture.
Boosted self-esteem: Better posture can reduce depressive feelings and improve your self-esteem and mood.
Reduced risk of injury: Incorrect body positioning can lead to short-term and long-term adverse health issues.
Heightened productivity: Reduced discomfort and improved confidence as well as mood can improve your productivity.
Check out the visual below from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences to learn how to correct your posture in various work environments and for exercises and stretches you can do to improve strength and relieve pain.