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The Importance of Posture

May 3rd, 2012 By Steven Knope, MD

One of the most important aspects of health is having good posture. Though many people exercise their muscles in the gym, most don’t understand the role of a strong and flexible spine. This includes the thoracic spine—that part of the spine surrounded by your ribs.

Good posture, which I’ll define shortly, is necessary for everything we do, from walking to your mailbox to lifting objects. It is important in all sports. Once you become aware of the importance of good posture, you will begin to notice your posture and those around you.… Read the rest