Test Your Posture IQ!

1. The effects of poor posture can be far reaching, involving the respiratory, digestive, and circulatory systems.

TRUE or FALSE?

2. Faulty posture increases stress on the joints which can lead to arthritis.

TRUE or FALSE?

3. Many types of chairs actually encourage you to sit improperly.

TRUE or FALSE?

4. If I exercise a lot, I don’t need posture exercises.

TRUE or FALSE?

5. A person has no control over their posture.

TRUE or FALSE?

6. Posture is only something that adults or teenagers should worry about.

TRUE or FALSE?

7. Good posture is important because it helps your body function at its best.

TRUE or FALSE?

8. Your weight has no effect on your posture.

TRUE or FALSE?

9. Women’s high-heeled shoes can contribute to poor posture.

TRUE or FALSE?

10. The effects of poor posture are not always physical.

TRUE or FALSE?

Posture IQ Answer Key

1. TRUE! If not corrected, poor posture can affect your health and well-being. Poor posture contributes to shallow breathing, faulty digestion, and poor venous return, each of which affects not only the functions of individual organs, but also the entire body system.

2. TRUE! The way you carry your body largely affects how much strain you put on your joints.

Poor posture often leads to chronic stress and wear of otherwise normal joints in their attempt to accommodate for faulty postural positions.

3. TRUE! Many people work sitting in an office chair that is not properly fitted to their body and does not provide enough lower back support. Ergonomic office chairs or chairs with an adjustable back support can be used at work. Foot rests, portable lumbar back supports, or even a towel or small pillow can be used while sitting in an office chair, too.

4. FALSE! Regular exercises such as walking, swimming, or bicycling will help the body stay
aerobically conditioned, but specific strengthening exercises are important to help the muscles
surrounding the back stay strong. There are also specific exercises that will help maintain
good posture. Ask your doctor of chiropractic to help you develop an exercise plan.

5. FALSE! It is not easy to change poor postural habits, nor do the changes come quickly;
however, the rewards of good posture are well worth the effort. You will feel great and you will appear tall and confident!

6. FALSE! The subject of correct posture is one that concerns children more that any other
age group, as it is during childhood that posture habits are formed.

7. TRUE! When all your bodily systems are functioning at their best, then you will, too.
Lack of energy and reduced coordination are just two of the many symptoms of poor posture and of a body that is not functioning efficiently.

8. FALSE! The spine is held in place by ligaments and muscles, which must be maintained in a state of balance. Weight is one of the major factors causing an imbalance in body structure and can lead to poor posture.

9. TRUE! Avoid regularly wearing high-heeled shoes, which can affect the body’s center of gravity and change the alignment of the entire body, negatively affecting back support and posture.

10. TRUE! Posture is often a reflection of how we feel about ourselves. People with poor posture will sometimes have low self-esteem, and vice versa, people with low self-esteem can develop poor posture.

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