Many of us believe that having a good posture is only about standing up straight. But in reality, it’s more than that. Posture affects your long-term health as well as your body shape. In today’s world where we are hunching over our laptop computers and mobile phones and stressing our spine, it’s even more important to know how to have good posture. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about what a good posture is and how to maintain it.
What is Good Posture?
To figure this out, you need to understand that there are three natural curves to your spine: one at your lower back (lumbar spine), another in the middle of your back (thoracic spine), and one at your neck (cervical spine). And a good posture is one that supports all three of these curves.
How to Have Good Posture
While sitting, your spine should be straight and your shoulders should be aligned with each other, while your butt is touching the back of the place where you’re sitting.
Touching the back of the chair with your butt helps to prevent you from slouching and gives your back some support. Make sure not to lean to one side or another.
If you are sitting at a desk, make sure that your chair is adjusted so that your forearms and thighs are parallel to the floor. If you are looking at a computer screen, it should be adjusted so that you are looking slightly down at it.
Keep your weight on the balls of the feet. Your feet should be positioned about shoulder-width apart. The arms, meanwhile, should hang naturally at your sides.
When standing correctly, the legs should be straight, but not locked. Most importantly, the head, shoulders, hips and knees must line up. Avoid hunching forward. Try to push your chest out a bit and breath deeply.
It doesn’t matter if you’re sleeping on your back, your stomach, or on your side. All you need to be mindful of is that your hips must be at the level of your shoulders and your neck should be in the neutral position.
Make sure your neck is in alignment with the rest of your spine. This is especially important while sleeping on your side, when it is easier to angle your neck up or down. Be sure to use a good pillow to provide proper support.
You might find yourself in a totally bizarre position when you wake up, but over time you will get accustomed to your new sleeping positions.
How to Improve Your Posture
When your posture isn’t as good as it can be, this can cause neck, shoulder, and back pain. It can also contribute to poor flexibility and bad digestion. If this is the case, here are a few things that you can do fix this problem.
● Be mindful of your body posture during each activity you do daily, from watching television to washing dishes or walking. Use the tips provided above to help maintain proper posture throughout the day.
● Try to stay active. Practicing different kinds of exercises may help your body to improve its posture. Certain types of exercises for different parts of your spine can especially be helpful. Practicing yoga or Tai chi can help you to focus on your body awareness.
● Maintain a healthy weight. Carrying extra weight puts stress on the body and joints, and can contribute to weakening your abdominal and core muscles. This can cause problems for your pelvis and spine.
With practice, you can improve your posture. Take care of all three curves of your spine and put the least stress on them by maintaining proper posture throughout your day. Be aware of your posture when you are standing, sleeping, sitting, and doing any other activity. As a result, you’ll look and feel better.
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