Let’s start the new year off right with sitting up right! “Sit up straight” is a phrase commonly used by many to tell us to maintain good posture. Posture is the position in which you hold our bodies while sitting and standing. SO, why focus on good posture for our Healthy U blog post? Well, the connection between good posture and optimal health is real. And let’s face it, it’s not that easy to ensure our posture is well maintained all day. We often find ourselves slouching (even slightly) after sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Not to mention, since the pandemic, many of us are now working from home, adding more desk time and potential improper sitting positions.
According to Harvard Health, poor posture can impact mood, and increase the likelihood of back pain, headaches and breathing problems. Furthermore, the American Chiropractic Association, reported that we depend on our posture to maintain balance and move in ways that have the least strain on muscles and ligaments.
POP QUIZ! Are you ready to complete our Healthy U Posture Quiz to determine if you would benefit from improving your sitting and standing posture?
1. Do you sit in the same position for extended periods of time (30+ minutes)?
Yes (1) / No (0)