Life Performance Blog: Why Posture Is So Important

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

The quality of your posture can make a big difference in your life.

Good posture can make you look and feel younger, stronger and more confident, and can help improve your breathing, advance your sports performance, decrease your risk of injury and improve your biomechanical efficiency.

And over your life, good posture can prevent painful physical strain in your joints.

So how can you tell if your posture needs improving? Here are some telltale signs:

- Collapsed arches in your feet

- An elevated hip or shoulder

- One side of your body is rotated forward or back Pelvis and hips tilted to the front, back or side Rounded upper back

- Head protruding forward

These are indications that your body has gotten locked into poor movement patterns for any of a number of reasons, including muscle imbalance, compensation for injuries, ergonomic problems or poor alignment during activity.