Quit slouching! Stand up straight! Do you remember your mum yelling those orders at you when you were a teenager? You would stand at attention and pull your shoulders back for about 30 seconds only to slouch into your relaxed teenage posture once again. As we age and start to deal with neck and back pain, we reminisce and think perhaps our mothers were on to something!
What is Posture
According to good old Webster posture is "the position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting." Good posture is important for proper function of our body. This means that optimal alignment of our muscles, bones, and joints will allow for normal and efficient function.