Here is a link to the article posted at Harvard Health:
At first I thought possibly that they had somewhat copied my work, but this wasn’t this case since there original blog post went live in 2015, soundly beating me to the punch, but overall and all kidding aside, a lot a of the recommendations made are the same from both sources. This means that not only are chiropractors and medical doctors from Harvard in agreement, that pretty simple common sense tells us that GOOD POSTURE MATTERS!
The most powerful take away points from the Harvard Health article are as follows:
Good posture means:
- chin parallel to the floor
- shoulders even (roll your shoulders up, back, and down to help achieve this)
- neutral spine (no flexing or arching to overemphasize the curve in your lower back)
- arms at your sides with elbows straight and even
- abdominal muscles braced
- hips even
- knees even and pointing straight ahead
- body weight distributed evenly on both feet.
When sitting down, keep your chin parallel to the floor; your shoulders, hips, and knees at even heights; and your knees and feet pointing straight ahead.
Please note that we highly suggest you read the full posting over at Harvard Health when you get a moment but found the correlation in ideas and the quality of the material very well aligned.
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