by Dr Steven P. Weininger:
09/28/2013 08:28 am ET
If you’d rather not be someone who is hunched over, walks slow, and has chronic joint pain, then stand up straight! More specifically, start working on your posture, which, it turns out, is as important as your mother said it was.
Keeping your body in proper alignment, improving your balance, and maintaining that alignment as you move are all part of what we call “good posture.” When those things are out of whack, says Steven P. Weiniger, D.C., author of Stand Taller, Live Longer: An Anti-Aging Strategy, the health risks are great.