Stand Up Straight Remember your mom (or grandmother) telling you that as a child? Little did we know just how important their advice was.
Published studies have confirmed that how we stand is a major factor in our overall health and well-being. People with good posture naturally have less joint and muscle pain, less stomach problems and fewer headaches than people who slouch.
But, how can this be true? The answer lies in the basic principles of engineering. For example, if you have a building with a weak (unlevelled) foundation, the door and windows may jam, plumbing problems may develop and the roof may leak. Likewise, if you have a weak arch (e.g., the foot abnormally pronates), the joints in the body may become arthritic, the postural muscles may become painful, tight or weak or you may experience frequent headaches.
What can we do about this? Engineers stabilize the foundation of the building using plumb lines and cement. Holistic practitioners stabilize the posture using proprioceptive insoles (not orthotics). This proprioceptive therapy has a profound impact on the functioning of the entire body.
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