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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part D

Poor posture and its causes

Author(s): Banish Kumar

Abstract: A good posture is one which requires a minimum expenditure of energy for the maintenance of good alignment, whereas utilization of excess energy and effort indicate poor posture. Good posture permits mechanically efficient functioning of joints wherein friction in the joints is minimized, tensions of opposing ligaments are balanced, and pressures within the joints are equalized, requiring minimum wear and tear of the joints. A posture can be said to be good if it fulfills the purpose with maximum efficiency and minimum efforts. To conclude, in good posture, body will be at ease involving less effort weight equally distributed, all the axis being parallel to a vertical line, the curves of the spine are not twisted, abdomen held inside, chest held high in such a way that the shoulders are in an erect position.

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Banish Kumar. Poor posture and its causes. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(1):177-178.
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