Ultimate Guide to Good Posture (Infographic)

Good posture is important, not just for the outward appearance that you present to people around you, but also for your general health and well-being. I've written about posture before, and I highly recommend Esther Gokhale's book: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back. If however you want a quick run-down of many of the probable causes and solutions for bad posture, this infographic is for you.

A few quick thoughts:

  • Our bodies morph and adapt to behavioral patterns, and if slouching and poor posture is a daily habit for you, it's bound to become ingrained in your tissues and movements.
  • Thus, bad posture can become subconsciously "normal" for you, so you may need to make conscious efforts to improve it.
  • Sitting in a chair for a prolonged period of time is not remotely natural for the human body, unlike walking around or squatting.
  • And, while you may associate fluffy beds and cushioned couches with comfort, in the long run they may actually be wreaking havoc with your posture and be the cause of your aching back. 
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