Correct Your Posture Month

Children are often told to sit up straight, but few parents take the time to explain why they should improve their posture. As a result, most people think that correct posture is only to prevent the person from looking lazy or like a slob. However, there are other reasons why a person should sit up straight besides just their appearance.

There are reported benefits of having correct posture, and these include the improvement of blood flow, which can benefit muscles and nerves, as well as reducing the stress placed on the neck and back.

If only there was some way for people to learn about these benefits. Fortunately, there is. May is known as Correct Your Posture Month, and it’s the perfect vehicle for explaining to people just why posture is so important.

The History of Correct Your Posture Month

Currently, we’re unsure of when this month was established or who invented it. We do know that it was created sometime near the end of the 1950s, but we were unable to locate the exact date. Of course, we’ll keep trying to find this information, but at the moment it doesn’t appear we’re going to be able to find it.

Facts Everyone Should Know About Posture

We don’t feel like people are taking this whole “posture is important” stance seriously, so we decided to dig up some facts that prove posture can make a big difference in a person’s life. We hope that the following facts really drive home the point that good posture is important to a person’s health. Now, let’s all stand up straight and take a look at them below.

  • Poor spinal alignment can lead to muscle strain, and that can increase a person’s risk of headaches.
  • Poor posture also compresses a person’s organs. This slows the digestive process and may negatively impact a person’s metabolism.
  • Studies have shown that people who have better posture tend to sleep better at night.
  • A person tilting their neck down to read a text off their phone places just as much pressure on the neck as carrying a small child.
  • The excessive wear and tear caused by looking down at a phone for long periods is known as Tech Neck.
  • Better posture improves a person’s productivity at work, at least, that’s what some studies have indicated.
  • Poor posture can overwork muscles and tendons, leading to a longer recovery time after workouts.

Observing Correct Your Posture Month

We expect everyone during this month to sit and stand up straight to make a habit of it. We bet that after 30 days of using corrected posture, it will be difficult for people to go back to their old slouchy ways. People should also take some time out of their month to spread the word about this month using the hashtag #CorrectYourPostureMonth.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 1 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
May 1 Thursday
Last year (2023)
May 1 Monday
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