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Fit & Fabulous Good Posture – Why it is vital for Good Health

April 5, 2017
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Do you ever watch ‘period dramas’ such as Pride and Prejudice or more recently Downton Abbey?  Everyone, men and women, held themselves so straight, with head high and shoulders back.  It was an important part of the social graces and girls were trained for hours in the art of deportment.

These days with more of us sitting longer hunched over computers, our posture is changing,. Many of us are not only suffering from rounded shoulders but also from back pain, caused by poor posture.  Being hunched over can put extra pressure on our joints and can lead to arthritis and osteoporosis.

I suffer from back pain and I have found that regular exercise with weights and also yoga has helped to strengthen my back and has improved my posture greatly.  So I highly recommend you try this.

Good posture is an important part of keeping in good health especially as we age.  A strong back will:

  • support us and keeps our body in alignment, preventing aches and pain.
  • opens the air ways to increase oxygen flow

I found the following video on The Benefits of Good Posture and I would urge you to take the 4 minutes & 27 seconds (to be precise) to watch it.

 

Having good posture will certainly help us to be Fit and Fabulous which contributes to Positive Aging.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill April 5, 2017 at 13:18

    This is a big deal for me right now Sue – I have managed to end up with an impinged shoulder from hunching over a computer for too many hours a day (plus work stress added on top) and I am now making every effort to sit up straight and shoulders back and seeing a physio to try and get my shoulder working again – it looks like a long haul I’m afraid!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 6, 2017 at 06:52

      Oh no Leanne!!! I know we should get up and move around more especially with an office job but sometimes it is hard not to get engrossed with what we are doing. I do hope the physio helps. xx

  • Reply Shirley Corder April 5, 2017 at 23:29

    This is so true, Sue. I have spent my life listening to “Stand up straight!” “Get your shoulders back!” And now today, I really wish I’d listened. Computers and cellphones don’t help. Very good video. Right now, I’m sitting beautifully! Now to keep that up.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 6, 2017 at 06:54

      Me too Shirley! However, I truly believe the yoga has been helping me and I feel I am walking much straighter. I also am starting to pull myself up if I feel I’m slouching. It feels good to sit up doesn’t it? Have a great day and stand tall LOL:)

  • Reply Corinne Rodrigues April 6, 2017 at 02:54

    I’ve watched my Dad’s Mom and sisters starting to stoop in their 60s and I’m very conscious o

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 6, 2017 at 06:49

      My posture has really improved Corinne since I started yoga. We actually don’t see ourselves unless we take the time to look in the mirror. My husband was always telling me to pull my shoulders back but I haven’t heard that lately! I know I’m walking much straighter these days. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day. xx

  • Reply Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life April 6, 2017 at 17:29

    We definitely were blogging on the same wavelength today Sue. You with this post on good posture and me blogging about 7 Easy Ways To Relieve Back Pain.

    I think if everyone adopted good posture the number of patients seeking physio treatment for a sore back would at least reduce by half if not more!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 8, 2017 at 05:33

      We certainly were on the same page Ingrid! I have really been putting the effort in to improve my posture and am definitely noticing the difference in my lower back pain. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by! x

  • Reply Grammy Dee April 13, 2017 at 17:18

    Thanks for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty, I shared your post.

  • Reply Jen Abel February 13, 2020 at 18:04

    When I was young, (about 9 if my memory serves me wll ) I joined marching girls.
    So for many years we have, lift, push back then drop our shoulders.
    This was done before every march, it became a habit and I sometimes catch myself doing it with thinking.

    I think as a society these days we are seeing more hunchbacks developing at a younger age.
    Great post thank you.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 14, 2020 at 12:21

      Oh yes we used to have to do Marching in school, Jen. I did ballet so like you had the teacher reminding us all the time of our posture. I think that computers aren’t helping our younger generation with their posture as they get glued to the screens and don’t get up enough to move around. x

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