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We really should sit and stand up straight

A masculine person sits on the far left in this animated image slouched over and on his phone. At the far right a feminine person sits rigidly straight with a tiara on her head. They are sitting across from each other at a long dining table. The background is bright yellow.

Sitting is not as good as standing. And standing is not as good as moving. But what about the positioning of our bodies in general?

We’re not advocating for posture shaming, but maybe we should listen more when our aunties and family members tell us to sit up straight. Good posture helps our efficiency of movement, recovery, resilience to pain, emotional state, and yes, even our ability to cope on a planet with gravity.

The benefits of good posture

In this TED-Ed by Murat Dalkilinç the focus is on the importance of how we hold our bodies, and the consequences bad posture. Learn about keeping your spine in-line!