Does Your Posture Look Like This? Learn How To Stand Up Straight
Our posture is affected by our lifestyle. Here you can identify and fix your posture problems.
Stand up straight
The increased usage of laptops, tablets, and smart phones makes our posture suffer. “The screen acts as a magnet. It wants to push your body forward”.
At-home stretching, according to your posture type, can eminently reduce and even reverse the side effects of constant time in front of a screen. It is suggested to perform these exercises at least one time per day.
This position is hunched and it looks like the person has a heavy weight on his/hers mid-back. Usually, this posture is caused by being static, bending forward for a long time – desk job, for example.
Common symptoms: shoulder pain, headaches, neck pain, low-back pain, pinched nerves, tingling hands and feet.
Bend and hold your arms at shoulder levee. Squeeze shoulder blades together. Hold it for a while, then release. Repeat this for two minutes.
Facing a wall, put your palm on the surface in front of you, at shoulder height. Then stretch your arm. Now rotate your body until you feel total stretch in your chests. Hold for around 20 seconds, then rest for another 20 seconds and repeat. Do this ten times on both sides.
Standing ramrod straight is the characteristic of this posture and it can be as harmful as the previous one.
Standing for a long time, or sleeping on the stomach, can straight out the C-shaped curve of your neck, leading to the pencil neck posture.
Common symptoms: Neck pain, headaches, neck stiffness and sleep difficulties.
While lying on the flat surface place a rolled towel under your neck. Lie in this position for about two minutes and you will feel a slight stretch in your neck.
This posture is identifiable by an excessive S-curve that appears on the neck. Similar like slumpers, this type is most often developed by long periods of time of forward-bent position, such as during desk job. It can also be caused by some injury.
Common symptoms: Localized pain in the shoulders, sleep difficulties, mid-back pain.
Stand with your face against a wall. Pull your neck backwards so that your head can touch the wall. Hold there for 60 seconds, then take a pause for 60 seconds. Do ten sets.
Tilters are people who have weak muscles in their stomach and lower back and they are swaying backwards. This posture is common for women who wear high heels.
Common symptoms: Back stiffness, lower-back pain.
Lie on the floor on your back and bend your knees at a 45° angle. You should expect to see a gap between the floor and your lower back. Straighten your back so that your lower part touches the floor. Hold in this position for around 60 seconds, and repeat 10 sets of this.