Prevent Bad Posture with these 4 methods
Imagine a strong and confident person standing in front of you. What kind of posture does that person have? Without a doubt that person is standing tall, with an open chest and his head help us high. He might just look ready to take on the whole world.
How you look and feel is directly related to your posture. Despite this, we don’t really do anything to improve it. We all go about our lives with a hunched back or rounded shoulders and just deal with the pain because we think it’s normal.
Here are a few simple things you can do to prevent or correct that.
Focus on stretching tightened muscles in the chest, front of the shoulders, and hip flexors (front of the hips) as well as strengthening back, abdominal, and glute muscles. Be sure to look at these Posture correcting exercises to help guide you on stretches to do each morning and even throughout the day to help combat sitting for extended periods of time. Find a workout below that’s geared toward strengthening the muscles needed for correct posture.
- Eliminate Bad Habits
You must first be conscious of these bad habits, but things such as slouching in a chair or reading while laying down are some places to start. Working under dim light is also one, it results is craning your head forward to see your work better as well as slouching. Even driving your car in a bad position can help contribute to poor posture.
- See your doctor
Physical Therapists have the training and understanding to deal with this sort of problems. While they have the training and understanding, not all actually treat this condition for various reasons. If there is something more than just muscle imbalance or a habit that progressed way too far then a chiropractor is recommended.
Ergonomics involves changing your environment to support and encourage good posture. Adding lumbar support to your chair is a good example, or even invest in a standing desk. You could also modify a tool, workstation, counter height, or task to improve its ergonomics. These products proved useful in a lot of cases.
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