Why is Posture so important?

Posture

  • Perfect posture places the minimal amount of strain on our joints and can slow down the effects of aging – specifically degenerative arthritis.
  • Not many of us however are born with the genetic markers for perfect posture
  • However most of us fall into 3 main categories – flat backs, curvy backs and sway backs
  • Knowing what postural type we have can help us know what we need to do to approximate as close as possible the ideal posture
  • This usually includes stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Another way to look after your posture is to choose an exercise or sport that you enjoy that will help correct your postural type eg tennis for people with curvy backs, rowing for people with tight hamstrings that pull their pelvis under.