3 Reasons Why You Should Improve Your Body Posture Right Now

A good body posture wouldn't just change your entire life, it will also make everything better. As a child I was told to "sit up straight, don't slouch" and that I should always look ahead. Too bad I never heeded that advice and grew up slouching until a girl's insulting remarks made me start my journey to improving and maintaining a body posture.

But you don't need those harsh words, do you? A good body posture is very important if you want to stay healthy or even make a good impression of yourself to other people (if you want to look like the boss).

Having a good sitting/standing/sleeping posture means that you are putting minimal strain on ligaments and muscles which is important for these 3 reasons below.

Here are 3 reasons why you should improve your body posture right now

1. No Pains

I remember receiving a mail from a lady complaining about body pains. Not surprisingly, her body pains were due to the fact that she sits in a certain spot for too long, slouches and barely exercises

A good body posture is essential for avoiding back and neck pain. Most people who suffer from these bodily pains are due to a poor body posture or all of the reasons I listed above. 

Good body posture prevents muscle aches (pains) and muscle fatigue, it also keeps your bones and joints in proper alignment which makes your body more efficient, prevents strain and overuse. 

2. More Attraction and confidence

If you want to boost your confidence levels and make yourself more attractive to the eyes of the public and to even yourself then you need to stop slouching and start sitting/standing like someone who really has some value. 

Proper posture can help you make a good first impression, and appear more attractive and confident. When you avoid slouching, you look taller and slimmer, which is something Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg does in all his pictures and now you know why.

3. Prevents Future Problems

As you grow old, there are a lot of changes that go on in your body and a lot of health problems can come with that. One of them is arthritis which is the inflammation of one or more of your joints caused by the abnormal wear and tear on joint surfaces.

Good posture also reduces stress on ligaments that connect spinal joints. Good posture helps you avoid developing an abnormal permanent position, which can cause spinal disk problems and constricted blood vessels and nerves. Good posture also protects spinal joints from injury and deformity.

How to achieve and maintain a good body posture. 

The best way to maintain a good body posture is through exercise. Trust me, your favorite health blogger has gone through this and I can say that planks, push-ups, stretches, hip thrusts and pull-ups are the kind of exercises that really do the work.

Premier Sports and Spine Center also shares its view on how to achieve a good body posture.

Sitting: Good sitting posture means that your back is straight not slumped or crouched over and your buttocks are aligned with your back against the chair’s back. Your feet should be on the floor with your knees bent at a right angle. If you were to look at a straight-back chair from the side, the line from the legs, up to the seat and to the straight back would mimic what seated good posture should look like.

Standing: Standing straight for good posture means a straight line from your ankle straight up past your shoulder to your ear. Maintaining good balance on your feet while maintaining that straight line will help with good standing posture.

So there you have it. 

I remain your favorite health blogger Paul Samuel FitnessDoctor.

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