VCSST_How Posture Affects Back and Neck Pain

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ThePowerofPosture

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Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture involves maintaining your body in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles, joints and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities. Perks of good posture: · Keeps your bones and joints in correct alignment so that muscles are being used in the most efficient way. This reduces unnecessary strain and pressure on these body parts · Reduces fatigue because efficient muscle recruitment requires less energy · Improves ease of breathing by making more room for lungs to fully expand · Enhances sports performance because muscles are optimally oriented for best function · Improves balance because the body’s center of gravity is centered over the base of support · Contributes to a more confident and healthier appearance. Individuals with good posture not only are perceived as more intelligent and powerful, but they are more likely to be successful! Proper posture requires: · Good muscle flexibility · Normal motion in joints · Strong postural muscles · A balance of muscles on both sides of the spine · Awareness of proper posture to make both conscious corrections and spontaneous adjustments

Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting lyingdown.Goodposture involvesmaintainingyourbody inpositionswherethe leaststrain isplacedonsupporting muscles, joints and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities. Perks of good posture: · Keeps your bones and joints in correct alignment that muscles are being used in the most efficient way. Thisreducesunnecessarystrainandpressureon these body parts · Reduces fatigue because efficient muscle recruitment requires less energy · Improveseaseofbreathingbymakingmoreroomforlungs fully expand · Enhances sports performance because muscles are optimally oriented for best function · Improves balance because the body’s center of gravity centered over the base of support · Contributestoamoreconfidentandhealthierappearance. Individuals with good posture not only are perceived

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