How Bad Posture Affects the Body

One of the biggest stressers of the body is the way we hold ourselves, how we stand, sit and walk. Our posture and the way we are sitting, standing and transitioning can affect the way our body is feeling.

In this video, Dave Ryder shares his knowledge and wisdom on how you can simply correct your posture and make big changes in how your body feels.

Posture can affect how your body feels if your body is out of alignment with your center of gravity. When this happens you’re going start increasing the load on joints that are not made for that sort of loading during sitting, standing, and transition. In the spine, each vertebra has four joints that need to both open and close. The ligaments that connect the bones can become overstretched from slouching which brings the body out of alignment with gravity. It is important that you are sitting in a proper position. This means sitting on your sits bones because that is what they were made for. Our bodies are designed to move and are not made for sitting for long periods of time. Unfortunately, the average person sits for twelve hours a day. That is far too long. Sitting for these long periods of time consistently creates imbalances in the body that can generate pain, discomfort, and stress symptoms.  Probably the worst effect is that it starts to degenerate the joints in the body that are supposed to last for the duration of our lifetime.

This all can be avoided with a little TLC with mini mindful breaks throughout your working day. During this time your body will benefit from a brisk walk or some simple stretches. Regular movement can bring your body into balance and refresh your mind for more clarity, focus and productive states of mind.

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