Modern life does not agree with how our body should be used. We should be standing tall or sitting up straight, but instead we slouch in front of our computer monitor for hours at a time. We curve our neck downwards to tap away at our cellphone.
When we were younger, being told to stand up straight was probably a common phrase spouted by nagging adults. But perhaps they were onto something. Over a long period of time, bad posture will cause our muscles and joints to be more susceptible to injury.
Properly body alignment will reduce the likelihood of experiencing excess strain on our muscles, joints, and spine. If you are already experiencing pain, having proper posture can alleviate it and help you recover.
Furthermore, good posture can improve your mood and productivity. The effect is instant; people will immediately think you look more confident and welcoming. Unfortunately, maintaining proper posture is difficult if it is not in your habit to do it and will take conscious effort, but the end result will be worth it.
To assist you with your posture, you may want to try out a posture corrector which will provide additional support for when you start to fatigue or unconsciously slip away from good posture. Sometimes mobility is a limiting factor, so try out some posture stretches and exercises to help your body become nimbler.
You can check out our guides below to help you get started.