Good Moves July 2003 Issue

Straight Talk: The Importance of Good Posture

To relieve arthritis pain, the best medicine may be a straight back.

Posture refers to the relative positions of the parts of the body. Good posture holds your body upright against gravity, whether you’re standing or sitting, helping you to maintain proper alignment of the bones and muscles so that the joints can function without additional stress.

Proper posture helps decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that can result in arthritis. Bad posture, or the wrong movements that poor posture causes, can damage the muscles and joints…

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