Monday, January 26, 2009

Healthy Monday: Practice Your Posture

"Stand up straight! Pull those shoulders back! Stop slumping!"

Who didn't hear those words at least once as a child? Unless you were blessed with perfect posture, achieving that graceful Ginger Rogers-esque line from your butt to your head can be a somewhat elusive accomplishment. But there's reason to work on it! One, there's nothing worse than a great wedding photo ruined by habitual slumping. And two, it's good for your health! Poor posture can lead to back pain, spinal dysfunction, joint degeneration, rounded shoulders, and (gasp!) a potbelly! Fun stuff.

Here's a great video, found on Bloomacious, all about harnessing the power of posture!

Sources: Better Health Channel
Photo Credit: Karen Wise

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