One of the most important ways of helping our health is by keeping a good posture. But why? Our body is a very refine machine with different organs and systems made for specific functions and purposes. The smart design of our body is made to have a certain way of connecting.
Many functions of our body are related to its structure. The structure of our body is designed for a specific way of standing, sitting and walking. The natural curves of our spine in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar areas provide support for all of the internal organs on our chest and abdomen. The position of our shoulders, hips, arms and legs provide the balance of movements.
Proper posture provides better conditions for circulation, breathing, balance, digestion, movement and many other important bodily functions.
Poor body posture can lead into many poor health conditions including chronic pain. The tension of muscles and ligaments under a poor posture can lead into multiple sources of soft tissue pain.
Most of treatments will not be completely effective without a proper posture. Regular exercises and core muscles strengthening help to maintain a better posture.
It is an active process to remind ourselves of correcting the posture. However this ongoing exercise of corrections pays off over time. Paying attention to value of our body as the best machine we will ever handle in life helps to build the habit of keeping a good posture.