Tight muscles, weak muscles not providing enough support or muscles under a lot of prolonged strain can all impact on posture. If you have a poor posture, this can create pressure points in the chain of your spine. These pressure points can put you at an increased risk of injury if your spine gets loaded with too much weight - for example if you are leaning forward to pick up an object or move something; or even if you are sitting with poor posture in your car while driving over rough or bumpy terrain!
Improving your posture can:
- Increase your energy (your body is under less strain and circulation is improved)
- Reduce muscle fatigue
- Reduce your risk of injury
- Reduce stiffness, aches and pains
Improving your flexibility by regularly stretching is a key factor in improving your posture and reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injury. Without regular stretching, you could regularly experience back pain, knee pain and headaches. Add stretching to your daily routine for improved performance, greater range of motion, released tension, improved balance and coordination, improved blood flow and improved function of your muscles.
If you'd like to know more about the stretch-related solutions that Health by Design offer and how easily they can be integrated into your workplace logistics, get in touch today!