“Stand up straight!” — the familiar battle cry of moms and teachers everywhere.
It’s time to listen up — because poor posture doesn’t just look frumpy, it takes a serious toll on health. Here are just a few of the results:
- Muscle soreness
- Blood vessel constriction
- Nerve constriction
…As the years pile up, so do the problems, resulting in pain, restricted motion, and making the body more and more susceptible to injury and disease. (Read more about the posture-health connection here).
After all, your spine does more than keep your body upright: it’s the way that Command Central (the brain) “talks” to everything else.