by Dr. Daniel Zagst
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(NaturalNews) Like millions of Americans, you're probably slouched in a computer chair staring at a monitor with a forward-drawn posture. Poor posture is everywhere, yet there is a simple solution to improve it that most people don't know about, unless they go to a chiropractor or physical therapy. By performing a 30-second stretch every so often, poor seated posture can be a thing of the past.
Effects of poor posture
Not only is poor posture unattractive, it has serious negative health effects. Humans have muscle memory, which trains muscle fibers to perform a certain task or assume a certain position. This is the reason why poor posture gets poorer if not corrected. The muscles "remember" a position as being "normal", when in fact it may be very abnormal. Poor posture reduces lung capacity, adds stress to the spine, accumulates muscular tension, and leads to a higher susceptibility to injury. Socially, poor posture is associated with depression and a feeling of dejection. The human's innate ability to recognize body language interprets poor posture as an uninviting gesture.… Read the rest