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Straighten Up!

Are you aware of how good or bad your posture is when you’re standing or sitting?

 

Lindsay Newitter, a posture coach living in New York, said that having poor posture can result in serious back pain.

 

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, 60 to 80 percent of American adults suffer from lower back pain.

 

A study published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry showed that a person’s mood can be linked to their posture. In this study, people with depression improved their posture, and noticed that their mood drastically improved.

 

For a lot of us, it’s hard to remember to sit up straight if we are accustomed to slouching. What can we do to remember to straighten our backs?

 

If you take a look at the app store for smartphones, you will see many apps dedicated to helping people with body awareness. These apps are designed to help strengthen via exercises, reminders, trackers, and videos.

 

Even if bad posture isn't the exact reason behind your back pain, good posture is almost always recommended to help ease it.


So, do you need to “straighten up” your posture? I know I definitely do!





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