The importance of good posture
Posture can make or break your health in ways you may have not considered. For one, it keeps your spine healthy. According to Nina Strang, a physical therapist at the University of Michigan: “Good posture is also known as neutral spine. When we have good posture, the muscles surrounding the spine are balanced and supporting the body equally.”
Besides spinal health, good posture also improves blood flow to your muscles and releases unnecessary strain. When you keep your bones and joints in optimal alignment, you’re less likely to experience back, neck and shoulder pain. And quite frankly – none of us want to experience those pain levels, especially if you have arthritis or chronic back pain.
Maintaining good posture while standing and sitting decreases wear and tear on the muscles and structures that you need most.
But the thing is, good posture isn’t just connected to what we do while sitting and standing. How we sleep is equally important to our posture.