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Sit Up Straight! How Good Posture Benefits Your Health

In this week's challenge you must improve your posture by sitting up straight!I know, I know. Sitting up straight is really this weeks challenge? Unless you are a ballet dancer or in the military - occupations where poor posture is readily noticed - you probably don't pay much attention to your posture. But if parts of your body - such as the neck, shoulders, or lower back - start to cry out in pain, you may find out that your posture is out of whack. Posture is more than just a function of the way someone stands or sits. For example, it also impacts how much pressure these positions place on the lower back and other muscles and joints. Whats more, posture can be a reflection of a person's overall health, fitness, and body's strength and weaknesses. Poor posture inflicts extra wear and tear on joints and ligaments, increases the likelihood of accidents, makes organs like your lungs less efficient - hunching over can affect your lung capacity by as much as 30 percent - and is linked with scoliosis, tension headaches and back pain.

Suggested Reading:
Why Sitting Up Straight Makes You Happier and More Productive - Learn more here.
Sit Up Straight! The Mental Health Benefits of Good Posture - Learn more here.
The Startling Truth About Why You Should Sit Up Straight - Learn more here.

This challenge was closed on 4/21/2019

2  members have accepted this challenge.
2  members have completed this challenge.

Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
Hemant v. V Gandhi 
Naresh K Chadha 

The Weekly Health Challenge is a self-audited program designed to motivate the JCSC Wellness participants in reducing BMI on a weekly basis.

How it works:
1. Each week there will be a new health challenge. You can accept the challenge by accepting the pledge for each challenge. You can only accept a challenge from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

2. At the end of the week, you can declare if you have completed the challenge. You can only mark a challenge as completed from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

3. Every week, the participants that complete the challenge will be recognized on this page.

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