How many times have you reminded yourself to sit up straight, put your shoulders back and put your feet flat on the ground? You don’t need to be an athlete for good posture to be important to your health. Our posture impacts more than we think. Good posture can reduce lower back pain, reduce headaches, increase energy levels, lessen tension in our shoulders, improve circulation and even increase our self-confidence.
Poor posture can lead to excessive strain on important muscles, and even put them at an increased risk of pain and injury. Several factors may contribute to poor posture, such as stress, pregnancy and obesity. However, there are several ways you can improve your posture.
When sitting, keep your feet flat on the floor, relax your shoulders and adjust the backrest of your chair to support your lower and mid-back. When standing, bear your weight primarily on the balls of your feet. Keep your knees slightly bent to keep them from locking, put your shoulders back, stand tall and keep your head level. Avoid slouching as this adds stress to your spine, which in turn puts a strain on your bones, muscles and joints.
Interesting Facts about Dreaming
You become physically paralysed during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. This happens so we don’t act out our dreams, as this is when our dreams are most vivid.
You can’t read while dreaming. Chances are the words in the book will make no sense, or if you look at a clock, the time will change whenever you look.
Pets dream too. Keep an eye on your four-legged friend next time they’re snoozing, as they dream about waking activities much like humans do – they might twitch or move their paws.
Marios Range Kids Immune Tonic
Many supplements formulated for kids replace the good stuff with sugar and flavourings so kids will take them without fuss. Marios Range Kids Immune Tonic has been carefully formulated to taste great without compromising effectiveness. Containing the highest quality Echinacea, Olive Leaf, Elderberry and Elderflower, this formula will support a swift immune response at the first sign of symptoms, reducing the severity and duration of colds & flu… without the battle to take it! Not convinced? Bring your child in store to sample the tonic first so you can feel confident with your purchase.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Vitamins and minerals are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet. Consult your local health practitioner, doctor or pharmacist for advice on these topics first to ensure the best health outcomes.
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