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Benefits Of Having A Good Posture (And 13 Tips To Getting One)

Posted by Narendra Dhami on October 27, 2009

Do you have a good or bad posture? As you are reading this, how is your posture right now? Are you sitting upright? Are you slouching your back? Have you totally sunk into your chair?
When I was a small kid, I was very conscientious of keeping my back straight the whole time, because my parents and teachers were constantly reminding everyone to do so. My back was so straight that there was a time when my teacher commended on my posture and told the other students to follow me as an example, much to my embarrassment.
However, things changed when I was 15, where I had my own computer and started spending copious amount of time in front of it. My posture became pretty bad. I would generally alternate between slouching over my desk, curling my whole body into my chair or sinking into my seat. It was as if my spine turned into jelly. The fact that I was (still am) taller than most girls around me (I’m currently 5′ 7″ (170cm), 4 inches taller than the average Singaporean girl at 5′ 3″ (160cm) ) didn’t help me in maintaining a good posture too.
Initially I didn’t care too much about improving my posture, because I figure I could just switch back to a good posture whenever needed. However, after a few years, I began to recognize the value of maintaining a good posture at all times. More …


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