Posture Quiz: Do You Think YOU Have Good Posture…

posture brace for better posturePosture is the precursor to movement, and all movement, whether large or small, starts as a bodily reaction we make to a stimulus we receive. Our reaction, the things we do, is largely the same, whatever the stimulus.

This is good news because it tells us our reaction pattern is something we can understand and work with.This reaction pattern gets fixed in our bodies and becomes our posture. Find out what you think posture is with this quiz.

Quiz: test your postural knowledge and beliefs

We all have ideas about what posture is and how to improve it. Test yours by answering these questions – prizes include better knowledge and understanding. This is a simple quiz consisting of a statement and your choice of true or false in reply.

Get a piece of paper and jot down your answers – or carry them in your head and then add up your score. You get one point for every correct answer. depending on your answers, you may need a little extra assistance in the form of the best posture corrector possibly…

Your Posture Quiz: How Aware Are You?

1) I need core strength to support my posture. True or false?

2) A lumbar support cushion will help my back. True or false?

3) Standing up straight is a sign of good posture. True or false?

4) I need to work on different muscle groups to improve my posture. True or false?

5) If I feel comfortable when driving or sitting then everything is okay. True or false?

6) Exercise will improve my posture. True or false?

7) You can change your posture just by thinking. True or false?

8) Some people naturally have better posture than others. True or false?

9) I inherited my bad back so I have to live with it. True or false?

10)  Active rest practice is the single most useful thing I can do for my posture. True or false?

Posture Quiz Answers…

 

1).. I need core strength to support my posture. This is FALSE. It is a persistent belief that core strength will give you better posture.

Usually people exercise what they think are core muscles, abdominals mostly, in the hope of a better posture.

If you do abdominal crunches the most likely thing you’ll end up with is a crunched abdomen, and probably a sore neck in the process. Lengthening does more for your posture.

 

2).. A lumbar support cushion will help my back. Sorry — it won’t. You will end up compressing your back into it or compressing your back to get away from it.

Lumbar cushions attempt to do the work your own back should be doing. So this is FALSE.

 

3).. Standing up straight is a sign of good posture. Not really. Although it’s true that slouching and round shoulders are a sign of poor posture, you don’t want to be ramrod straight either.

People who impose straightness on themselves do so with tension. So again this statement is FALSE.

 

4).. I need to work on different muscle groups to improve my posture. FALSE. Your body is more intelligently organized than that.

Think of all your muscles being like a suit, rather than different groups, and you are already thinking more accurately.

 

5).. If I feel comfortable when driving or sitting then everything is okay. Comfort is not always a sign that all is well — our senses can deceive us.

We can feel superficially comfortable when driving, but by squashing our inter-vertebral discs and digestive organs. So the statement is FALSE.

 

6).. Exercise will improve my posture. Sadly this is FALSE. If you continue to use your body badly, no amount of exercise will improve your posture — you’ll just exercise your bad habits — and get better at them.

 

7).. You can change your posture just by thinking. TRUE. Learning to direct, which is a thought initiated skill, can improve your posture, awareness and body use.

 

8).. Some people naturally have better posture than others.TRUE. Some people do naturally have better posture and body use than others, but everyone can learn to make the best of what they are.

 

9).. I inherited my bad back so I have to live with it. FALSE. You may indeed have an inherited problem to cope with; scoliosis often runs in families.

But you can learn to use yourself well and don’t have to end up with a bad back simply because a parent has one.

 

10. Active rest practice is the single most useful thing I can do for my posture. TRUE. Practice regularly to gain enormous benefits.

Well, How Did You Score On The Posture Quiz…?

How did you do? Your answers will let you know if you have some postural issues to work on whether this is with a qualified professional to have advice, practice posture awareness, or find the best posturebrace for your needs….

  •  10 out of 10. You are a postural genius and don’t need to read any more
  •  7-9 out of 10. Not bad, perhaps you have some ideas you could re-examine.
  • 0-3 out of 10. No comment. You know deep down you need to do some personal improvements…

 

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