Are you living with a long-term health condition such as Arthritis, Type 2 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Cancer, Asthma, Circulation or Heart Problems?

Giaro Health Management runs a 10-weeks course aiming to raise awareness of the impact of chronic conditions on individuals’ wellbeing by addressing the physical, cognitive and social needs,  all of which has a long-term, positive impact on their general health.

This week’s recommendation:

Focus on appropriate posture control !

Posture refers to positioning of the body or the way in which it is held. It requires energy to overcome gravity. Without this energy, the body becomes limp and is not able to maintain correct alignment.

Correct posture means positioning the body in a good balance to enable the bodily systems working more effectively without undue strain.

For example, slouching when sitting or standing restricts efficient functioning of the lungs, and produces skeletal strain, which leads to other problems.

Sitting posture: