The Benefits of Good Posture
From the Ontario Chiropractic Association:
The secret to good posture is understanding and maintaining the balance among the spine’s four natural curves — two forward curves (neck and lower back), and two backward curves (middle back and base of the spine). The curves of the spine give it resilience and absorb impact. If the curves are too flat, our ligaments and muscles have to take the extra load and this may result in strain and pain. If the curves are too accentuated, our spine cannot distribute the body’s weight effectively. Either way, movement becomes more difficult, draining our energy.