“I need to work on my posture.” If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, or something related to having “good posture,” I’d have more money than Jeff Bezos.
The thought of a perfect posture doesn’t exist.
Hear me out. If you sit on your dining room chair perfectly still, you will eventually start feeling pain or discomfort in the butt. Then, once you move around and wiggle your butt from side to side, the pressure and discomfort are immediately alleviated.
When you are placed in a singular position for an extended period of time, the pressures in your body become focal and less distributed. In the case of sitting, pressure is localized to the areas contacted to the chair, causing a slight decrease in oxygen and blood flow, thus, a disruption to the area. Once the pressure is removed, things can go back to normal and it’s like nothing happened.
This is why chasing a perfect posture is not really ideal. You will be trying to lock the body into one position, and if in that position long enough, the results will be similar scenarios to sitting for extended periods of time. The important thing you should be focused on is having the ability to achieve multiple postures, so that you can distribute pressure in the body more readily and frequently. This will allow you to be more efficient and have healthier joints.
The moral of the story is that moving well is more effective than moving often.
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