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15 Easy Ways to Perfect Posture!


Your body posture can make a big difference in your overall health. Incorrect posture can lead to mental and physical duress, with symptoms such as neck and shoulder pain, back pain, headaches and migraines, poor sleep quality, and eye strain. Proper posture can improve digestion, blood circulation, all while making you feel younger and more energetic.

Proper posture is important not only for standing, but sitting and laying down as well. Many people spend the majority of their day sitting, be it at a desk, in their car, and on their couch. Sitting for too long can impact the pressure on your spine, causing poor posture. It is even more important to strive for healthy posture if you have a desk job.

Here are 15 easy ways to perfect your posture and get you feeling and looking healthy.

1. Take Breaks From Sitting

Sitting for long periods of time can stress your spine, leading to curvature and slouching. Stretch your body by taking regular breaks. Standing up and walking for just 5 minutes can rejuvenate your body and keep you from back strain. This action can be as simple as getting a glass of water or going to the washroom. Light stretching can also help loosen up tight back muscles that occur with sitting for too long of a period.

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