Health Benefits of Good Posture
- Align your joints and bones for better alignment
- Use muscles effectively and efficiently
- Decrease the stress on spinal ligaments
- Stop the spine from being in abnormal positions.
- Prevent Muscle Fatigue
- Reduce the risk of spine and strain injuries
- Reduce the risk of back pain
- Better Appearance
Results of Poor Posture
- Muscle imbalances in the body
- Wear and tear on the spine
- Back Injury Prone
- Risk of the neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Less Flexibility in the body
- Poor balance
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty with digestion
Bad Posture with Age
You may have noticed at some point when people get older their backs begin to create an arch shape.
It’s seen so often that it can be easily perceived that it’s just a part of aging, but the truth is that it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s normal for the spine to have a natural curve, a hunch back isn’t quite as ordinary.
If it begins to become more problematic you contact your primary physician to ensure that some lifestyle changes happen to reverse the issue.
Once your back has reached the point of a permanent hunch you may experience breathing problems, balance problems, and issues with regular daily activities.
As people age, they may naturally experience some bone loss. Conditions like osteoporosis can cause your bones to lose their calcium and it will cause your bones to be less dense.
When your bones are weakened the posture problems may begin. Bottom line: it is important to have good posture practices at an early age to combat any potential problems in the future.