Have you ever observed your position while
- laying on the couch,
- sitting on a chair,
- staring at the computer screen, or
- doing other activities?
Well, unknowingly, you are likely to bend your knees, hunch your shoulders, push your neck and head forward while doing these everyday activities. But this is not the way it should be. You are expected to be in an ideal position every time.
What is a Good Posture?
The position of the spine is key for a good posture. A correct posture keeps the spine aligned and the natural three curves maintained. The posture is to be correct when your spine is neutral. The head is above the shoulders, your shoulders even, arms at your side with elbows straight, chin parallel to the floor, knees straight, and body weight is distributed evenly on both feet.
Even a slight change in posture can have a surprising effect physically and mentally. Let us have a look at some severe effects of poor posture.
Effects of Bad Posture
Bad posture tightens the muscles and joints, which compresses the arteries. The compression increases lead to improper circulation to the body.
Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain
Pain in the neck, lower back, upper back, or shoulders is a common side effect of poor posture. Slouching puts pressure on the muscles. This pressure increases muscle tension and stiffness, which in turn causes pain.
Slouching your shoulders and neck over your abdomen compresses the stomach, including the digestive tract. After which, it becomes difficult to process foods. Poor posture severely affects the metabolism and leads to nutritional deficiency.
Poor posture significantly impacts our mental health in the form of fatigue, sleepiness. A person tends to have thoughts in mind and stress over them constantly. Poor posture impacts the mood as well. It leads to lower self-esteem and energy level of a person.
Performing activities with improper body mechanics severely impact the spine’s position. These slight movements can cause spinal misalignments and muscle spasms.
Tips for Better Posture
- Make sure when you sit, your feet touch the ground and uncross, back straight, shoulders relaxed, thighs and forearms parallel to the floor.
- To avoid slouching while driving, sit close to the steering wheel.
- Walk with shoulders straight and pulled backward, tummy tucked in and arms at the side.
- Place a pillow under your knees to rest your back and between your knees to avoid spine twisting.
- Support your lower back with Bael Wellness Seat Cushion while you sit on a chair.
Poor posture is an invitation to unwanted problems. To make sure you do not become a victim of those problems, place our cushion on your seat. You can sit for as long as you want without any risk of pain. To shop, visit Bael Wellness Seat Cushion for Sciatica, Coccyx, Tailbone, Orthopedic, Back Pain Relief