DEC 02, 2016 11:33 AM PST

Good Posture Really Is Important

WRITTEN BY: Jennifer Ellis

Parents are notorious for telling their children to "Sit up straight!" or "Don't slouch!" It turns out there are several good reasons to maintain good posture throughout your life. Posture affects your movements, your muscles, and even your organs. Slouching can affect the efficiency of your lungs to take in air. Bad posture can cause muscle tension, headaches, back aches, and inability of your body to adapt to different stresses.

The muscles that work together to keep us upright slowly build up as we grow. Babies have different posture than children, when our backs create the final curvature needed to oppose gravity. In order to maintain appropriate posture, make sure work environments are ergonomically correct and pay attention to how you sit and move around. Exercise is always important and helps strengthen muscles. Next time someone tells you to stand up tall, maybe it's time to improve your posture.
About the Author
  • I love all things science and am passionate about bringing science to the public through writing. With an M.S. in Genetics and experience in cancer research, marketing and technical writing, it is a pleasure to share the latest trends and findings in science on LabRoots.
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