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Why Looking After Your Posture is Important

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Being a Massage Therapist and a mother of a currently small child, I struggle with my posture a lot. I also have large boobs which can mean I often don't stand up straight and have a closed posture. Although this is true, it is still possible to take care of your posture and to improve what you might think of as done business.

Yes you can correct your posture through continuous changes and being consciously aware. Some people can also go under the knife for surgical correction in extreme cases.

Good posture is important for a number of reasons. It can help to improve your overall health, reduce pain, and boost your confidence. Our posture has become a major concern for many of us more recently as we spend more time using computers, phones and living a more seditary lifestyle.

What is Good Posture?

Good posture is the natural alignment of your body when standing, sitting, or lying down. When you have good posture, your spine is in a neutral position, your shoulders are relaxed, and your head is held high.

Why is Good Posture Important?

Good posture has a number of benefits, including:

  • Reduced pain. Poor posture can put strain on your muscles, ligaments, and joints, leading to pain. Good posture can help to reduce pain by taking pressure off of these structures.

  • Improved circulation. Good posture helps to improve circulation by keeping your spine in a straight line. This allows blood to flow more easily throughout your body.

  • Increased energy levels. Good posture can help to improve your energy levels by making it easier for your lungs to expand and contract. This allows you to breathe more deeply, which can lead to increased energy levels.

  • Improved self-confidence. Good posture can help to improve your self-confidence by making you look and feel more confident.

How to Improve Your Posture

There are a number of things you can do to improve your posture, including:

  • Be aware of your posture throughout the day. Pay attention to how you are standing, sitting, and lying down. Make a conscious effort to correct your posture whenever you notice it is poor. If you use a smart watch, make use of the reminders to get up and move about.

  • Strengthen your core muscles.Your core muscles are the muscles that support your spine. Strong core muscles can help to improve your posture and reduce pain. A stronger core can also help with lower back pain which is a contributor to poor posture.

  • Stretch your muscles. Tight muscles can contribute to poor posture. Stretching your muscles can help to improve your flexibility and make it easier to maintain good posture. Stretching and working on your mobility for as little as 10 minutes a day can make a huge difference.

  • Use ergonomic tools. If you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk, use ergonomic tools such as a standing desk, a keyboard tray, and a comfortable chair. These tools can help to improve your posture and reduce pain.


Good posture is important for your overall health and well-being. By following the tips above, you can improve your posture and reap the many benefits that come with it.

Here are some additional tips for improving your posture:

  • Take breaks throughout the day.If you have to sit for long periods of time, get up and move around every 20-30 minutes.

  • Walk or stand up straight. When you walk or stand, keep your back straight and your shoulders relaxed.

  • Don't slouch. When you sit, make sure your back is supported and your shoulders are relaxed.

  • Be mindful of your phone. When you use your phone, hold it up to your ear instead of looking down at it. This will help to keep your neck and spine in alignment. If your using the screen, hold it up higher to head height when possible rather than looking down to it.

  • Get regular exercise. Exercise can help to strengthen your core muscles and improve your flexibility. This can lead to improved posture and reduced pain. Regular exercise means doing 120 minutes a week spread out evenly over 7 days.

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