Posture awareness is becoming mainstream
Mainstream media organizations are increasingly covering posture and the damage being caused from modern habits. Among other stories printed last month:
- The front page of the Wall Street Journal headlined “How Bad Sitting Posture at Work Leads to Bad Standing Posture All the Time,” with the subtitle “Good posture means aligning ears over the shoulders, shoulders over hips, and hips over the knees and ankles.” Read article>>>
- Time did a story on posture-improving stretches. Read article>>>
- Medical Daily recently quoted my observations about why it’s a good idea to unfold your body and move about after eating. Read article>>>
- Huffington Post advised increasing posture awareness, advising against heavy purses, wallets in hip pockets and stomach sleeping, all of which are asymmetric posture stressors. Read article>>>
Is sitting the new smoking? Maybe, maybe not. But over the past decade of teaching professionals to focus on posture and retraining posture patterns I’ve been struck by the lack of attention posture receives in the press. When the Wall Street Journal writes about how “correct alignment of the spine and body affects both how we feel and how we function,” it creates public awareness. Improving posture in an individual requires developing awareness, so it’s good to see increasing media coverage of an important factor for good health and attitude.