Good posture is necessary for efficient movement. When someone has good posture it means that all muscles are in a balanced state, the spine maintains its normal curves, and the pelvis is in a neutral position. When these requirements are not met, we experience poor posture.
WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF YOU HAVE POOR POSTURE?
- Stress on bones, joints, muscles and ligaments
- Muscle injury
- Postural deformity
- Bone injury
LIFESTYLE HABITS CAN CAUSE POOR POSTURE
- Wearing a heavy purse over your shoulder.
- Low self-esteem.
- Carrying an overloaded backpack, or briefcase.
- Slouching over your desk.
- Sleeping on your stomach.
- Wearing high heel shoes.
HOW PILATES EXERCISE CAN HELP
Poor posture creates muscle imbalance, meaning that some muscles are strong while others are weak.
Pilates exercises strengthen and stretch the muscles that support your spine, and can help you reclaim healthy spinal alignment. The goal of Pilates is to bring the spinal curves into their neutral position.
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