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We’ve all been told at some point in our childhood to sit up straight or to stand up properly but did anyone actually explain to us why this might be a good thing to do? Personally I used to feel like it was just another thing that your parents wanted to nag you about.

The thing is that good posture and body alignment are actually very important to our overall health and vitality. Poor posture creates unnecessary stress and strain on our bodies which can have a detrimental effect on our joints and ligaments, as well as contributing to tension headaches and back pain, it can even impact the function of our vital organs and reduce your lung capacity by 30%.

So next time you’re sat at your laptop or using your device give your body a break and check in on your posture. Get a good work station set up, or if you really want to treat your body, consider a course of Structural Bodywork. Your body will thank you for it.