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“Tasks Would Be Simpler If Your Posture Was Improved!” Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body 6 BENEFITS OF GOOD POSTURE

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If you suffer from back or neck pain, poor posture could be to blame. Poor posture can be a serious danger to your health. If you have poor posture, yourbonesarenotproperlyaligned,which increasesstrainonyourmuscles, jointsand ligaments.Poorposturecausesfatigue,muscularstrainandpain. In addition, poor posture can affect the position and function of your vital organs, such as your heart, lungs and intestines. Maintaining good posture can have a dramatic improvement on your back or neck pain, health, energy and the way you look and feel. Some of the perks of good posture include: 1.Constantexerciseforyourbackandabdominals. Holdinggoodposture takes effort and makes you use the muscles in your back and abdomen properly. 2. It greatly improves your breathing. Good posture makes room for your lungs to function at their best – rather than being compressed when you hold your body in a slouch. Good lung function has a healthy impact on all aspects of your body’s functions and helps to reduce pain.

3. It protects your organs, bones, joints and muscles. Holding correct posturereducesunnecessarystrainandpressureon thesebodyparts.Most neck and back problems develop from poor posture over time. 4. It prevents arthritis. With poor posture, unnatural pressure is placedon your joints, leading to wear and tear.This in turn can lead to arthritis. Good posture gives your joints the chance to function at their best. 5. It helps you use your muscles more efficiently. With your bones and joints in correct alignment, you are likely to feel more energetic since your body will require less energy to move about. 6. It can have a dramatic impact on the way you feel. When you hold yourself in good posture, rather than a slumped one, you send signals to yourbrain thatmakesyou feelhappierandmoreconfident. Italsochanges the way that people see you – you’ll appear more confident and assertive. Making simple changes in your daily habits can improve your posture and reduce your pain. Postural restoration at Activa PhysicalTherapy helps the body recruit the rightmuscles for the taskathand, improvingpain restoring prior to function. Our experts have years of training in reducing back and neck pain associated from poor posture.

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