Good Posture: Do You Have It?

by Jill Miller

Posture is very important. When you have it correct, your body efficiently resists gravity in the least stressful way. On your physiological and structural systems.

Posture is typically thought of as a static and statue-like position. How boring! In truth, it is dynamic in nature, and managing it is a constant interplay between your moving body and the things you do with your body. Maintaining proper alignment while moving is a challenging balancing act. For good posture in motion, you must keep your body correctly poised within each movement to minimize the friction on your joints. In other words, activity is not pulling you out of good-alignment — whether it’s walking, bending over to pick up the newspaper, lifting weights, running, cycling, or doing yoga.

Good standing looks like this:

Do you have good posture? Graphic