postural

adjective
pos·​tur·​al | \ ˈpäs-chə-rəl How to pronounce postural (audio) \

Definition of postural

: of, relating to, or involving posture also : orthostatic

Examples of postural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The combination of a runner’s foot shape and running gait are entirely unique to that runner based on their anatomy, injury history and day-to-day postural traits and habits. Amanda Loudin, NBC News, "Three must-read books for runners (and wannabe runners)," 30 Oct. 2019 Runners, by contrast, generally have great bones and no major postural issues. Los Angeles Times, "Don’t be a mono-maniac: Here’s why you need to mix up your workouts," 26 Sep. 2019 What is Pilates, anyway? Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Emily Abbate, SELF, "8 Things to Know Before You Take Pilates Classes," 2 Jan. 2019 Back in 2011, Mills' health journey began when she was diagnosed at the age of 19 with rare illness postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which compromised her autonomic nervous system and left her with chronic fatigue and digestive issues. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Beginner's Guide to Plant-Based Eating With Deliciously Ella," 15 Sep. 2018 Moriah has postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome – a chronic condition that causes an irregular heartbeat, circulatory problems, and in some cases, including hers, chronic fatigue and pain. Philly.com, "Philadelphia weddings: Moriah Benjoseph and Ben Nassau," 13 July 2018 For patients, Tai Chi has shown a reduction in falls and depression along with improving postural stability. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Ft. Lauderdale and Oakland Park area events, June 27-July 7," 25 June 2018 And for proof of the core and postural strength horseback riding provides, look no further than the supermodel and equestrian champ Bella Hadid. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "From Trampoline Classes to Jump Roping, 6 Throwback Workouts That Don’t Feel Like Exercise," 20 June 2018 For patients, Tai Chi has shown a reduction in falls and depression along with improving postural stability. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park area events, June 13-23," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of postural

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Postural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postural. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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postural

adjective
pos·​tur·​al | \ ˈpäs-chə-rəl How to pronounce postural (audio) \

Medical Definition of postural

: of, relating to, or involving posture postural tension postural exercises postural muscles also : orthostatic postural hypotension

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