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#26: Why Posture Does Matter with Kathryn Peden  [PODCAST]

Nov 02, 2019

When you hear the word ‘posture’, what comes to mind?

  • Maybe you instantly think of a teacher at school telling you to sit up straight and pull your shoulders back.
  • Perhaps you were made to walk whilst doing your best to balance a book on your head.
  • What about those teenagers who sit slouched over their tablets and other devices for hours?

If any of these thoughts came into your head, you might be surprised to know that good posture isn’t just about being polite and elegant. Not is it just kids who need to be mindful of their posture.

It’s us adults too. Most of us have bad habits that we’ve been carrying with us for years.

We sit for much longer than we did when we were kids, and much longer than the generations before us. We slouch when we read a book. We slouch when we sit watching the telly in the evening. We aren’t as physically active as our bodies need us to be, and then we find ourselves becoming less mobile and suffering from various aches and pains.

Surprisingly, we can also find ourselves suffering from a host of other health problems which are connected to our daily posture even if they don’t appear to be.

The good news is that these can be improved if we become more mindful of how we’re sitting and standing, include more movement in our daily lives and take steps to take better care of our bodies.

In this short podcast episode, the other half of 3D Women, Kathryn Peden explores the topic of posture and explains why it’s even more important than we thought.

Listen to this episode to find out…

  • What happens to our muscles when we stay seated for long periods of time
  • The truth about what good posture actually looks like
  • What natural human movement looked like and why it matters
  • How even the position of your head can affect your brain, hormone balance and stress levels experienced by your body
  • The problem with the research into how posture affects things like back pain
  • Why many health experts say that posture isn’t the most important factor and what really is
  • How you need to stand if you want to feel calm, confident and in control
  • Why the absence of pain isn’t an indication of physical health or posture
  • Pelvic floor health, digestion, bowel function and their surprising link with your posture
  • How stress and tension can create muscle tension, affect blood flow and impact upon your posture
  • The specific types of movement you should do to promote mobility
  • How swimming can benefit your posture
  • What changes you should make to fix your sitting posture
  • How pain can help pinpoint ways in which you can improve your posture and mobility

Grab yourself a cuppa and listen to this short 30-minute podcast episode. 

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