Fit & Fabulous Good Posture – Why it is vital for Good Health

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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.

I suffer from back pain and I have found that regular exercise with weights and also yoga has helped to strengthen my back and has improved my posture greatly.  So I highly recommend you try this.

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.

 

Having good posture will certainly help us to be Fit and Fabulous which contributes to Positive Aging.

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10 thoughts on “Fit & Fabulous Good Posture – Why it is vital for Good Health

  1. Leanne | crestingthehill

    This is a big deal for me right now Sue – I have managed to end up with an impinged shoulder from hunching over a computer for too many hours a day (plus work stress added on top) and I am now making every effort to sit up straight and shoulders back and seeing a physio to try and get my shoulder working again – it looks like a long haul I’m afraid!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh no Leanne!!! I know we should get up and move around more especially with an office job but sometimes it is hard not to get engrossed with what we are doing. I do hope the physio helps. xx

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  2. Shirley Corder

    This is so true, Sue. I have spent my life listening to “Stand up straight!” “Get your shoulders back!” And now today, I really wish I’d listened. Computers and cellphones don’t help. Very good video. Right now, I’m sitting beautifully! Now to keep that up.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Me too Shirley! However, I truly believe the yoga has been helping me and I feel I am walking much straighter. I also am starting to pull myself up if I feel I’m slouching. It feels good to sit up doesn’t it? Have a great day and stand tall LOL:)

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      My posture has really improved Corinne since I started yoga. We actually don’t see ourselves unless we take the time to look in the mirror. My husband was always telling me to pull my shoulders back but I haven’t heard that lately! I know I’m walking much straighter these days. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day. xx

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      We certainly were on the same page Ingrid! I have really been putting the effort in to improve my posture and am definitely noticing the difference in my lower back pain. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by! x

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