You might think that standing up straight with your head held high is not all that important, but when it comes to your health and wellbeing, you would be dead wrong. Proper posture can transform your health and make you look and feel a million times better. Below, are just some of the many benefits you can expect to find when you start working on your posture:
1. Better bone and muscle health
When you have good posture, your bones and muscles are in perfect alignment. That means you are less likely to experience aches and pains and more likely to maintain strong and healthy muscles and bones as you age.
2. More energy
When your bones and muscles are in alignment, you are also less likely to experience fatigue or tiredness because your body will not have to work nearly as hard to support itself. So, if you often feel physically tired, even when you haven’t done that much physical activity, improving your posture could help you regain energy.
3. Good posture benefits those who experience neck pain
As you can see, by reading these personal wellness tips, proper posture can reduce strain on the muscles and ligaments in your neck, which can help to alleviate the symptoms of neck pain significantly. So, if that is something you suffer from, then working on your posture could be a huge help.
4. Fewer headaches
Holding yourself in the correct way can also significantly reduce the number of headaches you have by reducing the amount of tension you hold in your neck. If you suffer from tension headaches, try standing up straight with your head held high and chances are you will see an improvement. I’m trying to do that, in hopes I will get fewer headaches.
5. Improvements in lung capacity
If you slouch, then your lungs cannot fill to their full capacity which means you will not be able to breathe as deeply and evenly as you otherwise might. By learning how to stand tall and proud, you can therefore improve your lung capacity and you will be able to breathe more easily and effortlessly. All while also strengthening your lungs significantly.
6. More benefits of good posture: Better digestion
When you stop slouching, it is also much easier for your body to digest the food you consume. That means fewer stomach aches and acid reflux issues for the average person and much more efficient use of food too.
7. More confidence
Of course, another benefit of holding yourself with good posture is that it automatically makes you feel more confident. Give it a try and you will see that when you stop slouching and stand up straight, you instantly feel a little better. So, good posture can be great for your mental health as well as your physical health.
Final words on the benefits of good posture
As you can see, maintaining good posture is great for your bones, your joints, and even your headaches. Not to mention your self-esteem. In other words, why not start working on the way you hold yourself today?
For some people, physiotherapy can help with posture correction. Whether you are standing, sitting, or asleep, good posture has many benefits!
8 thoughts on “7 benefits of good posture you need to know”
These are all such good points Christy! I know good posture is so important for neck pain, having experienced it for many years bent over my quilting frame.
Even now, when I feel myself slouching, I can hear my mother’s voice telling me to stand up straight!
I didn’t know you like quilting, Dorothy. I find that a heat pad warmed in the microwave helps with neck pain some evenings xx
I’ve been quilting for decades! It’s one of my zen relaxation things, and hand quilting is my favorite.
That’s great :) Cooking, quilting… You have many talents, Dorothy!