In this interview, Dr. Steven Weiniger explains how posture is defined by balance, alignment, and motion, which affects how you age as well as your overall health.
“To the general public, poor posture is like the Rodney Dangerfield of medical conditions: It gets no respect,” says posture specialist and expert, Dr. Steven Weiniger.
But it should – especially when you consider the potential consequences of having bad posture.
Bad posture can increase the stress placed on every organ of the body. Lung capacity is reduced with a bent over posture, making it difficult if not impossible to take a deep breath. Not having the ability for breathing deeply can lead to a host of other health issues including cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. It also can reduce your energy leaving you feeling tired and listless.
This creates a negative cycle of inactivity, poor health, and worsening mood.
“Correcting posture is a powerful self-improvement tool that can increase your life expectancy, and more importantly, your quality of life,” says Dr. Weiniger.
Read the interview with Dr. Weiniger by Steven Dorfman – Good posture lengthens life expectancy – The Palm Beach Post
Dr. Steven Weiniger
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