"Stand up straight--don't slouch!"
If you have heard your grandparents or parents tell you to do this, don't ignore it because it is definitely worth heeding. Out of all your body's components, the spine may be the most overlooked and understated part of your body most responsible for maintaining overall good health.
The way you hold your body impacts how easily it can adapt to the stress of gravity, carrying excess weight and imbalance. Bad posture forces muscles to work harder, interferes with functioning of the circulatory and nervous system and may lead to development of numerous health issues that are routinely misdiagnosed and mistreated by physicians.