How does practicing good Body Posture help?

Learn and practice good posture and body mechanics. A straight, properly aligned back avoids unnecessary wear and tear. Test your posture by standing with your back against a wall. You will learn the mechanics of good posture by trying to straighten your back. A lazy slouch posture or military position increases the curves in your back. Many people develop poor posture early in life. Teenagers may tend to slouch to be cool. Tall girls and boys may try to look shorter by slumping. Short people try to look tall and generally have good posture. Straighten the curve in your neck by standing tall with your chin slightly tucked in. You can straighten the curve in your low back by tucking in your stomach and tilting your pelvis forward, tighten the muscles in your buttocks and bend your knees slightly. Good posture can prevent backaches. If you are experiencing back strain, take a few moments off and give your back a rest.