In the modern day, individual’s sit for extended periods of time, whether its for work or for leisure time. Although you may not be aware, the posture we take throughout this time period can tremendously influence our overall health and wellness. Posture is the position in which people hold their body when sitting or standing. Although the body can take a specific posture according to what feels comfortable or how the individual’s attitude is expressed, a proper posture is necessary to maintain overall well being.
We’re all constantly reminded about the importance of having good posture. It’s been embedded into our culture that sitting tall while holding your head high reveals health, poise, and professionalism from each individual who practices proper posture, but besides visually looking well, good posture is essential because it keeps us healthy from within.
When an individual maintains a proper posture, the muscles and other tissues supporting the structure of the neck and back remain strong while the spine preserves its natural and healthy alignment. Studies have previously concluded that good posture can help you have more energy, less stress, as well as prevent fatigue. As a matter of fact, good posture is crucial if you want to maintain an ideal physical fitness. Ultimately, a proper posture is a sign of good health.
If you have bad posture, not only will it create spine complications along with pain and discomfort in the present, but gradually, improper posture can have negative effects later in life if not corrected in time.
Maintaining a proper posture can help keep an individual healthy. Sitting and even standing incorrectly for an extended period of time can alter the structure of the spine, leading to long term, physical complications. A proper posture is overall important for achieving optimal heath. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.