Many of us have poor postural habits (many of us are slouching at the computer right now!). These habits are difficult to break and, as with any bad habit, become increasingly difficult to deal with the more time we spend indulging them. With the following slide show, courtesy of the Mayo Clinic, I hope to start many of you on the right path to improving your posture.
Why is Posture Important?
Poor posture puts extra stress on the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spinal column, leading to back, neck and shoulder pain. The way we carry ourselves also affects our emotions, physiology and perception of self.
The following slide show demonstrates a simple way to check yourself for bad posture and easy steps on how to correct your posture while standing or sitting.
Jocelyn M. Van Ryn is a Registered Massage Therapist in Peterborough, Ontario and has owned and operated Peterborough Massage Therapy Clinic since 2012.