What are the requirements for Good posture?

1. Good all-round muscle flexibility.
2. Normal motion in the joints.
3. Strong postural muscles; A "postural" muscle is one that is always working to maintain our posture. Some examples of postural muscles are the hamstrings, lumbar erectors (the back muscles that hold your spine up), and the pectorals (chest muscles). Postural muscles are built for endurance and when they get tired they tighten up.
4. A balance of muscles on both sides of the spine as well as opposing muscle groups e.g. Chest and Back, Quadriceps (Thigh) and Hamstrings etc.
5. Awareness of your own posture, plus awareness of poor posture which leads to conscious correction. With much practice and awareness, the correct posture for standing, sitting, and lying down as well as when you are active, will gradually replace your old posture.

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