One or the other day, you must have been told to ‘sit up straight or ‘stand up straight’ by your mother or teachers. Isn’t it? You know why? To make you maintain a good posture. As slouching or slumping shoulders not only look good but have adverse effects on the body and the mind.
And nowadays, poor posture is hitting people of all ages. It could be the result of sitting at a desk all day, relaxing on the couch, constantly looking down at the phone, and many other regular activities we do in a day. We might not realize it on the spot. Still, the poor posture during these activities is an invitation to many unforeseen health issues. Let’s look at the issues.
Results of Bad Posture
Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain
Slouching or poor posture leads to neck, shoulders, upper and lower back pain, muscle tension, and stiffness.
Bad posture affects the spine’s position. Performing activities when injured or stressed, it passes on the load to the spine, creating pressure and leading to changes in the spinal structure and severe pain.
When sitting on the chair, you often hunch forward, which compresses the abdominal organs, including the digestive tract. Over time, it affects the metabolism of the body.
Improper Lung Functioning
Slouching or hunching forward while sitting on a chair decreases the amount of air reaching the lungs. Thus, influencing the lung capacity and functioning. And insufficient oxygen to the lungs affects many other vital organs of the body.
Continuously sitting on a chair tightens the muscles and joints, which in turn compresses the blood arteries. Due to which the blood flow throughout the body is reduced and results in high blood pressure.
Tips to Maintain Good Posture
- While sitting on a chair
- Sit with your feet uncrossed and touching the ground.
- Ensure your back is straight, shoulders are relaxed, thighs & forearms are parallel to the chair.
- While driving
- Sit close enough to your steering to avoid slouching.
- Avoid sitting with your wallet in the back pocket.
- While sleeping
- On the back, place a pillow under the knees.
- On the side, place a pillow in between your knees.
- Use a Bael Wellness Cushion for supporting your lower back.
- While standing or walking, rest your arms at the side to keep your shoulders in a correct posture.
How is Bael Wellness Cushion Helpful?
Bael Wellness Tailbone Support and Lumbar Support Cushion are ultimate products supporting the spine, naturally improving bad posture, relieving back pain. The cushion reduces the risk involved in sitting for long hours. You can place the cushion on your car seat or chair and sit for as long as you want without backaches.