Posture – is used to define how your body is positioned when you’re standing, sitting, lying down, or working out. Your workout routine can have extremely positive effects on your posture, or extremely negative effects. A proper posture is essential for several reasons, including that it places your body in an alignment where the stress on supporting ligaments, tendons and the muscles is limited. Poor posture can lead to discomfort and long-term injuries.
Learning how to attain a good posture can be downright confusing. To achieve the perfect posture, you must have respect and knowledge for how important a correct posture is in the first place while doing your workouts or in your general day to day life.
Your posture, the way you take care of your body, bad habits, sedentary lifestyle, and much more can produce dramatic changes on your body. There are some harmful effects that can be seen on our bodies which we should look out for to avoid.
Sustaining a good posture is a big part of your health. It ensures that your bones are well aligned with the rest of the body, while the tension in your muscles and ligaments is properly distributed. More so, it keeps the body parts in their rightful positions with minimal stress. We’ve listed down some of the benefits of having the correct posture:
- Prevents a backache and muscular pain
A good posture works wonders for your back. It’s not only good for your back, but it is also good for relaxing your muscle tension and makes you more flexible.
- Prevents the spine from becoming fixed in an abnormal and harmful position
The biggest problem areas for those with bad posture are the neck, shoulders, mid-back, and pelvis. To counteract the head being pulled downward, you wind up tilting your head up, so you can look straight ahead. This has the effect of overarching your neck and weakening the deep neck flexors. Finally, when the upper spine curves forward, the pelvis winds up curling under. This pelvic tilt is something that adaptively tightens the hamstrings and weakens the lower back. A good posture will prevent the spine from becoming fixed in an abnormal position.
- Strong core
A good posture strengthens your core muscles. No matter the activity you indulge in even standing, sitting, or doing workouts, a good posture will always use your core muscles.
If you want to look and feel great, function optimally and avoid injury you need to put a small amount of effort each day to ensure that you maintain a good posture and do not develop a bad posture as it may have painful and severe health consequences.