Why is posture so important?
Posture can improve your quality of life. Posture essentially refers to the body's alignment and positioning vs. gravity. Posture can be measured with sitting, standing, lying down, or any other time gravity is exerting a force on our muscles, joints, and ligaments. Good posture is typically demonstrated by distributing gravity through our body so no one structure is overstressed.
Much of the population struggles with improper posture while using a computer or driving. A few tips to help your posture during these two activities that are performed by many on a daily basis include:
If you are struggling with aches and pains for improper posture, a physical therapist can help you improve your mobility and function, in addition to helping you fix your issues moving forward.
In addition to driving and desk employees, another target for improper postures are the hardest workers out there... mothers! In this article below, find out more about maintaing proper posture as a mother. Simply performing everyday tasks such as carrying and picking up your children, cleaning, pushing a stroller, etc. can lead to improper posture.