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Key Benefits Of Good Posture: Know How Position Affects Health

Mind Body By Chanchal Sengar , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Oct 23, 2019
Key Benefits Of Good Posture: Know How Position Affects Health

Sitting and standing in the right posture can help ward off numerous health issues including back pain and digestion. Know more here.

We all know that body posture is very important. It directly impacts our health where it disturbs the alignment of the body and causes numerous issues such as backache and joint pain. Good posture has great benefits to support your body and secure health.

What Is The Right Posture?

Sitting: Your feet should be flat on the ground with equal weight on the hips. Your back should be straight with a 90-degree angle between the upper and lower body. 

Standing: Your legs should be straight with a slight bend in knees. This would prevent the locking of knee joints or hyperextending.

Benefits of Good Posture

Here are some major benefits of sitting and standing in the right posture.

Better back health

Standing or sitting in a slouched or bending position for a long time affects your lower back. It gives pressures on your spine, muscles, intervertebral discs, ligaments and facet. Thus, the right position would prevent such issues.

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Less pressure on your neck and shoulders

If you sit or stand with your head bent forward, your posture will put a strain on your neck, shoulder and upper back areas. With good posture and proper alignment, this tension can be reduced securing your joint and ligaments.

Increased core strength

To maintain a good posture, muscular effort is needed which means that your core muscles would stay engaged and active when you maintain the proper alignment.

Readuced headaches

Poor posture not only affects the alignment and cause physical injuries but also takes a toll on your mental health. As poor alignments cause muscle strain, it triggers a headache. If you deal get headaches often, check your posture.

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Prevents wearing of joints

Sitting or standing in a slouched position would cause abnormal wearing of joints over time. Uneven posture such as resting on one side of the body and/or putting the entire weight on one side while standing or sitting is bad. Thus, when you maintain the right posture, the chances of joint wear and tear are less.

Also Read: The best exercises for fixing a hunchback posture

Better digestion and blood circulation

A slouched position affects the blood circulation in the body which impacts the functioning of vital organs. With good posture, the blood circulation will be perfect and therefore, you won’t get digestive issues.

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Higher stamina and energy levels

Another benefit of good posture is that keeps you active and energetic. You’ll be more active and less fatigued. Good posture means a reduced strain on the body.

Also Read: Cure Your Back Ache with Proper Posture and Yoga Asanas

Better lung health

Bad position compresses the lungs which obstruct their functioning and you might get breathing issues. Thus, good posture means well-functioning lungs and better breathing.

Attractive personality

The best part of maintaining a good posture is that it makes you look active and attractive. As per experts, good posture makes a person look slimmer and taller.

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