Science/Health

What are the Advantages of Perfect Posture?

By Natalie Anderson / 2016.12.29
The image shows the bad and good postures of the woman.

Moms have always told their kids to sit up straight and not to slouch. Well, scientific studies have shown that mothers are correct, that it has effects on the physical and mental health of an individual.

Having the perfect posture aids in facilitating breathing, according to Personal Excellence. This enables the person to breathe efficiently. There would be a discrepancy between the amount of air inhaled sitting up straight versus slouching. This is the reason why yoga, pilates, and meditation focus on having a good posture.

The perfect posture also increases concentration and thinking ability. When a person has more air breathing in, the more amount of oxygen flows into the brain as well. The brain needs 20% oxygen to properly function at its best. More oxygen, more brain food. The more brain food it has, more thoughts and ideas come through.

Good posture enhances the image of a person. People who sit-up on a 90-degree angle portrays confidence. It could make a person look more attractive and smarter. A person who has poor posture features an unkempt look. Meanwhile, a person who has a perfect posture exudes an aura of appeal and attractiveness.

Having a perfect posture could make people feel good about themselves. Doing this would magically make a person gain self-confidence even without having to do anything special. Even a 30-second amount of sitting with good posture could lift the spirits up of a person.

The perfect posture would also help a person avoid health complications. Bad postures can eventually make a person end up with having increased risks of slipped disc, back aches, back pain, pressure inside the chest, and poor blood circulation.

A perfect posture could aid a person lose more weight, according to Upright. Just by sitting upright, a person can lose over 350 calories per day. According to the chiropractor James Emmett, with a perfect posture, a person is "taking tension off the whole body and everything starts to flow better."

A person having a perfect posture could also have their back free from pain. Slouching can add strain to the back and put stress to the spine. The Cleveland Clinic can attest that people who suffer from back pain experience positive changes when they improve their posture.

Watch the video regarding the importance of good posture, even when sitting:

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