Do you want to keep yourself away from back pain?

Then, first, you must keep your spine healthy.

 

And how to do that?

It’s simple, by following, adopting, and maintaining a good posture.

 

Are you wondering what is this hype about good posture?

 

Well, good posture means having a neutral spine position. When you have a good posture, the muscles that surround the spine are in balance and supports your body equally.

 

Look back on how do you sit often, stand walk? Hunched over computers? Using a good/correct/healthy posture will give you the appropriate back support, which is important when you are sitting or standing throughout the day. Those who develop a habit of using correct posture are less likely to face back and neck pain issues.

 

A good posture will improve your mood, breathing, memory and also makes you look more powerful, taller and slimmer; besides reducing your back/neck pain. Also, when you sit and stand in a proper alignment, it improves blood flow, keeps your nerves & blood vessels healthy and supports your muscles, ligaments & tendons.

 

 

Benefits of a Good Posture: -

 

You might have heard that a good posture is the key for a good spine health. This is mainly because good posture is the proper alignment of your body when you stand or sit. Posture refers to the way you position your body when you are sitting, standing or sleeping. Your posture is nothing but the outcome of habits formed over the years. Therefore, you first need to adapt and implement good/healthy habits in your daily lifestyle. Your effort in improving your posture will draw back huge payoffs.

 

Below are the benefits of a good posture: -

 

  1. Decreased or reduced low back & neck pain – Your spine can easily and efficiently balance and provide support your body weight when you are in a proper posture. However, when you are in an improper posture, your muscles, tendons and ligaments have to work constantly to support the same body weight. Also, when you are in a slouched position for prolonged periods of time, it stresses your lower back and puts pressure on the spine.



  2. Decreased or less headache episodes – A poor posture will result in increased muscle tension in the back of the neck and contribute to tension headaches. Hence, you could avoid or improve headaches by reducing muscle tension, which will happen when you correct your posture.
  3. Improves body alignment – A good posture will keep your body properly aligned so that all organs can function well and may also improve digestion.




  4. Reduced tension in your shoulders and neck – Overall, a correct posture will reduce the stress put on the upper back, shoulder, etc. The proper alignment will result in less strain on joints and ligaments, thereby reducing the tension and in turn, will provide pain relief.
  5. Lower risk of abnormal wearing of the joint surfaces – Sitting or standing in a weird position can strain your hip. The joints in the body will wear down naturally over time however if you maintain a good posture, then back problems may not even arise. A good posture helps in improving muscle and joint function.
  6. Increase in energy levels – A good/healthy posture keeps your bones and joints in correct alignment. This allows the muscles to be used effectively and efficiently as they are designed.

 

Besides these, a good posture is the easiest way to keep your spine healthy. Surprisingly, posture even affects your mood. So, the next time when you are not in a good mood, try changing your posture. You will find a change in your mood. The best example is when we are happy, we sit upright and when we are sad, we most likely sit in a slouched or slumped position. Isn’t it? Your mood impacts your posture and vice-versa.

 

After knowing the posture benefits, be aware and practice good posture daily. The first step is to break your old postural habits and relieve stress/strain on your spine. You can also use ergonomic products to improve your posture.