Poor posture and its implications for health Schlechte Haltung und ihre Auswirkungen auf die Gesundheit Mala postura y sus consecuencias para la Salud

Poor posture and its implications for health

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Poor posture and its implications for health

Often we do not give importance to our posture and position, however, poor posture can cause harm to our health, such as chronic aches, pains and tightness.

Maintaining good posture is essential for good health, such as good nutrition, regular exercise and adequate rest time. Today many jobs involve spending hours sitting in a chair and doing this activity improperly can cause contracture in the neck.

Good posture can not only improve our breathing capacity and avoid the appearance of muscle pain and spine aches, it can also decompress the organs of our digestive system, thus facilitating the digestive process and even giving us a more slender figure.

What can it cause?

Staying in one position for a long time or having poor posture can cause overload in some regions of the body, causing various problems such as injuries and pain. Generally the first reactions occur at the waist, the dorsal region, neck and trapezius muscles.

Lumbar pain

Usually this occurs when spending much a lot of time sitting hunched, or when standing for a long time with the waist at an uneven angle. Another cause can be carrying heavy weight loads, as this pain often radiates to the buttocks, and sometimes even to the legs.

Discomfort in the central area of the back

This is a common occurrence when there is an exaggerated dorsal curve, for example if we sit with our shoulders too far forward, or when standing pulling the belly inwards. It can also happen when we remain standing for too long.

Pain in the neck and trapezius muscles

The most common causes for this are excessive joint support of the last cervical vertebrae caused by frequently looking ahead for a long period of time. This also usually occurs due to increased tension in the neck, which is usually associated with these painful contractures. The muscle spasms usually occur when we perform an activity intensely and/or improperly, and the spasm functions as a stress response.

How can I develop good posture?

Good posture is achieved by symmetrically aligning all members of the body and the head and is linked to the axis of gravity. A correct posture should not have exaggerated curves, and the weight should be evenly distributed between each of the legs.

Benefits of good posture

Having a good posture benefits our bodies and even our minds.
Improves our breathing
: Increases lung capacity, which in turn helps improve circulation.
Helps balance the body: Lifts our mood and also gives us a more stylised appearance.
Prevents fatigue and chronic fatigue: Since it improves our breathing, our body functions are also optimized, thus allowing us to expend energy more efficiently and promoting a good mood.
Flattens abdomen and lifts the bust: Good posture can give you the figure you have always wanted - when you straighten the coccyx and the pelvis, the belly automatically does the same. When we are well erect, our bust stands firmer and makes us look slimmer.
Generates more confidence: An upright position and good posture conveys the idea to our brain that things are better.
Prevents injuries, muscle aches and back problems: A good body positioning  prevents the occurrence of muscle pain, such as back and neck pain, and future problems related to poor posture.
Generates harmony to our body: It promotes better breathing and prevents related muscle pain; good posture makes us feel good and the problems caused by poor posture and stress are avoided.

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7 Reviews “Poor posture and its implications for health”

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on 05/02/2016
Poor posture is the cause of SO many people's back and neck pain - this is especially due to sitting at computer desks for long periods of time with a slouched back or because the desk chair is not comfortable and supportive.
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on 13/01/2015
I must admit, I do quite a bit of typing, and quite frequently, i find myself slouching, or sitting in a generally poor postured position. It's pretty hard to maintain good posture for hours on end, and sometimes I feel like just hte effort of trying to hold that posture in itself creates poor posture. It makes me stiff!
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on 13/06/2014
It is good for girls to know that it flattens abdomen and lifts the bust! I thought I have already know the benefits of having a good posture, but that tip is very important! Thank you!
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on 10/02/2014
I am so sad of since I had a poor posture when I was younger and now this is severely affecting my life, the pain gets stronger every day and I do not what to do, I am all curved and I am not very old to say that this is normal, please stop your children and teach them to walk and stand properly
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on 01/06/2014
Try to change that as soon as you can! You can get results but if you do it from the hearth! and good look patty!
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on 02/02/2014
I have had a bad posture for years and now I find difficult to change this, it is like a very bad habit that I cannot change, please help me with more recommendations to stop having this problem that is affecting my life, my back and other parts of my body, they are feeling pain too, so please contact me a soon as you can
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on 08/01/2014
I have pain in my back and well, I didn´t consider this option but probably it is the most accurate, because I have analyzed the activities that I do and I may be hurting my back at several ways, what can I do now? The pain is a little bit strong, so could you please recommend me anything?

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