Smart Health: Proper Posture and Breathing

SKU: ST-0077ADDuration: 60 Minutes

Poor posture, typically defined as having excessive curvatures of the spine, slumped shoulders and a forward projecting chin, are common ailments in today's society. Improper posture inhibits proper breathing patterns by limiting the room the diaphragm has to push down into the abdomen to make room for the lungs. And breathing is one of the basic requirements of life; it is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing upon death. Each minute, the average person breathes 12 times, inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide. These processes are controlled by the autonomic nervous system and unless you are actively listening to or watching for breathing, you are essentially unaware of it.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Identify improper posture for both sitting and standing positions and demonstrate knowledge of proper posture and its benefits
  • Identify the basics of breathing, including the different components that make up the respiratory system, where they are located and their general function
  • Identify the four different types of "breathers" and what category they fall under
  • Identify the advantages of nose breathing versus mouth breathing
  • Identify differences between chest, diaphragmatic and belly breathing
  • Identify the advantages of controlled breathing techniques
  • Identify the significance and use of nose breathing exercises
  • Identify various breathing techniques
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