The ability to keep your back straight is not only a guaranteed beautiful and flying gait, but also a guarantee of good health. When posture is disturbed, the internal organs are displaced, which leads to a deterioration in their functioning. Chronic headaches, pain in the heart and lower back are frequent companions of a curved spine.
The wrong daily routine, insufficient physical activity, the pressed surface of the bed on which you sleep are the reasons for the curvature of the spine. The main factor leading to poor posture is sitting at the computer for a long time in a hunched position and the habit of constantly staring at the smartphone screen, which has already been dubbed the “smartphone neck” syndrome.
2–4 hours of active smartphone use (checking mail, messages, watching videos, playing games) equates to 700–1400 hours of stress on the cervical spine.
We believe that posture can be corrected at any age. One has only to learn to control oneself for some time, and gradually the habit of keeping your back straight will develop.
If at work you sit at the computer for a long time, the first step is to adjust the angle of the monitor. The center of the screen should be just below eye level. Also make sure all body parts are supported (feet firmly on the floor, elbows on the armrests, and hands on the table).
While sleeping, place your head on a pillow so that your neck does not sag. You can put the second pillow between your legs.
Try to minimize the wearing of high-heeled shoes as this puts excessive stress on the spine.
Always keep your head straight: you will immediately notice that even breathing will become easier!
Throughout the day, use any free minute to bend, stretch and stretch your back several times.
Do not carry heavy bags on one shoulder, distribute the weight evenly across both arms, or use a backpack. Moreover, the choice of backpacks for everyday wear is now very large.
Try to sit on the very edge of a chair or chair, and then relax and bend your back. This simply will not work: you will immediately lose your balance! A great way to self-control.
Do special exercises to correct your posture regularly. It will help strengthen your back and abs.
Also, don’t waste time in the workplace: do back exercises without getting up from your chair. Remember that in case of serious back problems, it is best to see a doctor who will prescribe the appropriate treatment.