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Benefits of Improved Posture and Exercises

Julia Morrissey

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If you have weak or tight muscles, or frequently wear unsupportive footwear, your posture may be suffering, and if the body is not positioned properly a number of health problems can arise. Poor posture can lead to injury, cause headaches, and even impact mood. By actively working on correcting your posture you can improve your overall health.

Correct posture may provide benefits such as:

  • Making it easier to breathe
  • Boosted confidence
  • Increased energy
  • Decreased headaches
  • Enhanced self-esteem and mood
  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Decreased neck and back pain
  • Heightened productivity

The visual below from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences highlights what correct posture for standing, sitting, driving, and lifting looks like as well as outlines exercises and stretches for relieving pain and improving strength.

correct sitting postute

Infographic credit: usa.edu

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