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Chapter-13 Posture

BOOK TITLE: Textbook of Kinesiology

Author
1. Bindal VD
ISBN
9789352704521
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18057_14
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
16
Author Affiliations
1. Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (Deemed to be University) Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Chapter keywords
Posture, erect posture, postural curve, good posture, bad posture, static position, poor muscular development, poor postural habit, anteroposterior defect

Abstract

Human posture refers to the carriage of the body as a whole, the attitude of the body or the position of the limbs (the arms and legs). Posture is a general term that is defined as a position or attitude of the body, the relative arrangement of body parts for a specific activity or a characteristic manner of bearing one’s body. Posture can be defined as a gauge or an instrument of mechanical efficiency, kinesthetic sense, muscle balance, and neuromuscular coordination. Postures can be inactive or active. Inactive postures are adopted for resting, sleeping or training general relaxation. Active postures may be either static or dynamic. In a static posture the whole body is held practically in a static or stationary position such as standing, sitting or lying, without any appreciable motion of any body part.

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