What a Healthy Stance Looks Like
According to the Cleveland Clinic, posture is the position in which you hold your body upright
against gravity while standing, sitting or lying
down. Good posture involves training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities.
Contrary to popular belief, a good posture does
not mean keeping your spine totally straight.
Trying to keep your back/spine fully straight
can actually be as detrimental to your back as
a slouched posture.
A good posture involves maintaining the two
natural curves at your back: 1) the concave
curve from base of your head to your shoulders and 2) the concave curve from your upper back to the base of your spine.
The correct posture should feel almost effortless. When you stand, the weight of your body should be evenly distributed across the balls of feet (not the heels or the front).
For detailed information and tips on proper posture requirements for sitting, driving, lifting, sleeping & lying down click here.