#LivingTo100: Stand Tall

#LivingTo100: Stand Tall

With the popularity of computers, many people spend hours hunched over at the desks. Poor posture not only makes you look older and weaker, it hampers breathing. Poor posture leads to a drop in energy, affects your mood, and contribute to chronic back and neck pain. Slouching also decreased your oxygen intake. When you compress the diaphragm and ribs, full respiration cannot take place and which slows down the blood flow to your brain and extremities.

To obtain good posture, pull your chin inward and pretend there is a sting pulling straight upward from the top of your head. If you sit at a desk for several hours a day, try using a standing desk. Spending more of your day standing could reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Do you experience headaches and neck pain? Good posture can often resolve niggling aches and pains. Headaches may suddenly lessen in severity and duration, lower back pain starts to ease off, and shoulder issues may resolve simply by working on correct body alignment.

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