Nowadays many people sit an average of 13 hours a day. Sitting folded in front of a computer or desk reduces your body awareness. Meanwhile, just like clay, over time muscles, ligaments and other soft tissue are molding your body, and folding you into weak posture.
Poor posture isn’t just about neck and back pain. When your chest is folded, the lungs are compressed, restricting your ability to take a deep breath.
Try this Breath Test
You’ll find strengthening posture literally allows you to breathe in more air. More oxygen to the brain helps reduce stress, improve your mental clarity and gives you more energy.
Remember what a difference your posture makes when breathing, not only when sitting, but when standing and moving as well.
Posture Break: Stop to Breathe
Incorporate this essential exercise a few times a day for your health and well being.
“The test is the exercise, and the exercise is the test.” Vladimir Janda