The Health Benefits Of Good Posture
Throughout our lives we will inevitably have the usual aches and pains that come with small injuries or just getting older. Sometimes the pains are muscular and sometimes they are skeletal or caused by issues with our joints and can be alleviated by things like hot baths, pain killers and warm wheat bags or ice packs. One thing is for certain though – when we have good posture as standard, we are less likely to suffer from some types of issues as we age. Have a look below at some reasons we need good posture.
Effects On Breathing
That’s right – having good posture helps you breathe more deeply and easier. We don’t need breathing just to live, but breathing is incredibly useful for our state of mind as well. When we breathe properly our body gets the sufficient amount of oxygen to keep running at our optimum level. Not only this, but breathing deeply helps alleviate stress and brain fog or confusion. Ever wonder why people go outside to get some fresh air in the middle of the morning or afternoon? That’s why! Taking a few deep breaths, regardless of if you’re outside or not can help you refocus and give you an energy boost. If you’re sitting correctly, you’re already halfway there!
Circulation and Digestion
Oxygen will not just help you feel refreshed and more alert, but it also helps your nutrients pass around your body, meaning that areas that need those nutrients will get them with good posture as opposed to bad posture. Sitting up straight and having good posture in general also helps open the abdominal area, which helps your organs have more space to work properly.
Overall Skeletal and Muscular Health
Proper posture helps to ensure our muscles, tendons, joints and bones all remain in good condition and in correct alignment, helping us to stop any potential problems like degenerative arthritis and joint pain from coming on later in life. It also helps to reduce the amount of stress we put on the ligaments in places like our back, reducing back pain and possibility of back injuries. For help in maintaining a correct posture when seated, you can check out this great range of Adjustamatic chairs and beds to help you maintain the right position for sitting and sleeping and to help you get in and out of your chair or bed.
Voice, Weight and Health
Having good posture can help our voices carry better as our diaphragm, where the power of our voice comes from has the room to move as it should helping to propel our voices when talking, meaning that we will be heard and don’t have to shout in order to get people’s attention. Having good posture also helps maintain the appearance of being several pounds less in weight than slouching. Overall health of the back and skeletal structure benefit from good posture including the maintenance of healthy blood vessels and nerves in the back and hips, resulting in less need for rehabilitative exercises and care later in life.
So there you have a couple of great ways good posture helps with health and overall well being. For more information on how your body and mind can benefit from good structure, check out the eBook.