The problem of poor posture
Exercises to improve posture are so important. As with so many areas of health and fitness, the subject of posture has increasingly come under review.
The old school way of describing the muscular-skeletal system was to compare it to a network of pulleys and levers.
As such, it was believed that if the muscles (the pulleys) were pulling too tight on the bones (the levers) then this would create imbalances that lead to poor posture.
The goal was to redress muscle imbalances in terms of strength and weaknesses and to relieve areas of muscle tension.
Exercise can still help to address postural problems, but it is useful to put posture in its proper context first.