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Good and bad posture affects the rest of your body. Find out how and why to improve your posture.

Key Points:

  • Everyday stresses of life on your body. Your posture will determine how well your body can handle these stresses over time.
  • Causes of poor posture. Recent studies have shown that with all this new technology, our posture is getting worse.
  • What poor posture does to your body. Poor posture causes our muscles to work harder to deal with the everyday stresses we put on our body.
  • What does good posture look like? Good posture is standing up and sitting up straight.
  • Redesign your environment. If you have bad posture because of your habits or use of technology, you should redesign your environment to promote good posture.

Quote This:

A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind. -Morihei Ueshiba

See Also: EducationHealth, Workplace

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. How would you rate your posture on a scale of 1-10? Why did you rate yourself the way you did?
  3. List some things that we use every day that could contribute to bad posture.
  4. List some health problems you or someone else has that could have been caused or made worse by bad posture.
  5. Is it hard for you to remember to stand up or sit up straight? Why or why not?
  6. How can you redesign your work or home environment to improve your posture?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.