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The Impact On Posture

“POSTURE is defined as the position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting.  We have always been advised to keep a “good” posture, mostly because aesthetically, we all look healthier, more attentive and professional when we stand or sit upright without slouching, stooping or bent over.

 

 

The complications of poor posture include back pain, spinal dysfunction, joint degeneration, rounded shoulders and a potbelly.  There is a connection between posture and health, specifically a person’s mental health. Over time, a person’s slouching can end up causing major issues down the line, both physically and mentally.

Does weight control impact posture?  Excess body weight not only adds pressure to the downward force of gravity, but it has been known to lead to slouching and other posture-related issues. For individuals carrying extra pounds on their frames, this can result in curved shoulders and a head that is constantly pointing forward.

 

 

Losing weight can have a significant impact on improving posture. By reducing the strain on our back muscles and aligning our spine correctly, weight loss helps us maintain a more upright and balanced posture. Incorporating exercises that strengthen the core muscles can further enhance posture.

We usually think of the benefits of weight loss as being the improvement in blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and the betterment of internal organs and metabolic processes.  Add a much better posture to the list of the benefits of weight control.

And here is a 1970’s song to end this entry…anyone remember “Stand Tall” by Burton Cummings?  Here goes….

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