Do you ever watch ‘period dramas’ such as Pride and Prejudice or more recently Downton Abbey? Everyone, men and women, held themselves so straight, with head high and shoulders back. It was an important part of the social graces and girls were trained for hours in the art of deportment.
These days with more of us sitting longer hunched over computers, our posture is changing,. Many of us are not only suffering from rounded shoulders but also from back pain, caused by poor posture. Being hunched over can put extra pressure on our joints and can lead to arthritis and osteoporosis.
Good posture is an important part of keeping in good health especially as we age. A strong back will:
- support us and keeps our body in alignment, preventing aches and pain.
- opens the air ways to increase oxygen flow
I found the following video on The Benefits of Good Posture and I would urge you to take the 4 minutes & 27 seconds (to be precise) to watch it.