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Good Posture

Posture is the way the body parts are helped up or carried when you walk, stand, sit or work. Posture means keeping the natural balance of the body aligned. Good posture in standing, walking or sitting is important at every stage of life especially while the bones are growing. When the body is supported by well-shaped bones and firm muscles, good posture can be attained.

To maintain a good posture, you have to eat proper and regular meals, have sufficient sleep and take plenty of exercise in an airy place.

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IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD POSTURE OR CARRIAGE

  1. Good posture enhances appearance.
  2. It helps different parts of the body to be supported by the right bones and muscles.
  3. It gives the body a comfortable and relaxed feeling.
  4. It makes clothes to fit you.
  5. It promotes good health. Some organs of the body may be thrown off their natural positions because of your posture. This can result in backaches, tiredness, etc.
  6. Good posture gives dignity, poise, self-confidence and respect.
  7. It can also affect a person’s movement and activities.

EVALUATION

  1. Explain the term posture
  2. State two importance of good posture

CHARACTERISTIC OF GOOD POSTURE

GOOD SITTING POSTURE

  1. Sit with your laps on the chair
  2. Do not lean forward
  3. Sit straight with your legs relaxed.
  4. Keep your head erect and chests up.

GOOD WALKING POSTURE

  1. 1 Avoid dragging your feet.
  2. Do not twist or bend the body.
  3. Hold your head up.
  4. Swing the arms naturally.

GOOD STANDING POSTURE

  1. Carry your weight on both feet and stand firm.
  2. Push your head up and chest out.
  3. Tuck in buttock            and abdomen.

GOOD WORKING POSTURE

  1. Use table and chair of appropriate height and sit properly.
  2. Do not hang the feet to avoid cramps.
  3. Do not bend too low over the book while reading.

HOW TO MAINTAIN GOOD POSTURE

  1. Eat regular and proper meals.
  2. Have enough sleep and rest.
  3. Wear a comfortable dress\clothes.
  4. Use correct size and type of furniture for each activity.

GENERAL EVALUATION

  1. Define good posture.
  2. Explain the importance of good posture
  3. What is Home economics?
  4. Explain the term good groom
  5. Explain two ways by which we can maintain good walking posture                    

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. The act of carrying oneself in the right position is called (a) Good posture (b) position (c) exercise (d) default posture
  2. Good posture can be maintained by (a) lifting up the head (b) wearing of comfortable dress (c) relax on your book while reading (d) all of the above.
  3. Use table and chair of appropriate height and sit properly, do not hang the feet to avoid cramps and do not bend too low over the book while reading is a ——– posture

(a) working (b) walking (c) sitting (d) standing.

  1. Good posture enhances appearance and helps different parts of the body to be supported by the right bones are the —— of posture

(a) importance (b) behaviours (c) likes and dislikes (d) all of the above.

  1. Bad posture can lead to

(a) ill fitted clothes (c) good looks (c) relaxed feeling (d) improved height.

THEORY

  1. Explain posture.
  2. Mention two characteristics of the following posture (i) walking (ii) working (iii) sitting.

READING ASSIGNMENT

Read on: “Good Posture” from Home Economics New Concept for Junior Secondary Schools by Popoola O.O. (pages 42-45).

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