Tips on Maintaining Good Posture During the Day

Given the reliance on technology today, it is more important than ever to be mindful of proper posture alignment. Most people are hunching over laptops and cell phones which stresses the spine and can lead to back and neck pain. It is everyone’s dream to have a strong back that does not cause pain and discomfort, so every time you focus on your back, you straighten it. Most of the time, when you do this, it is when you are looking at yourself. But do you position yourself when lounging, or when waiting in a line, or sitting in your office chair? Practicing good posture is not difficult and will undoubtedly make a difference in your life. This article will give you some tips on maintaining a good posture wherever you are. 

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Posture When Sitting

If you have an office job from 9-5, sitting in the correct position can be frustrating. The first step to making things easier for your back muscles is by being mindful. Keep reminding yourself to sit up straight – you can even make a reminder on your phone for yourself every hour, or put up some creative sticking notes on your desk. When you are sitting at your desk, keep your back and shoulders straight and aligned. Do not let your shoulders roll forward – your weight must be evenly distributed when your feet are flat on the ground. When you are sitting for an extended period, your legs may feel the need to cross – crossing your legs worsens any back pain that you might have already been experiencing. Most people who experience back and shoulder pain report that it derived from sitting in their office all day, slumped over a computer screen. In this case, utilizing Chiropractic Services to alleviate the pain and discomfort will enable you to work on better posture while sitting afterward.

Posture When Standing in Line 

Standing in a line does not only test your patience but also your strength not to slouch. It is natural for an individual to give in and slump, especially after a long workday. However, it is crucial to maintain good posture when standing. Your head, shoulders, and hips should line up when you stand. Try to keep the weight of your body on the balls of your feet, with your knees slightly bent, and your feet positioned shoulder-width apart. Your arms should hang naturally along your sides. 

Posture When Lounging in Bed

Who doesn’t love that moment where you can just snuggle under the covers with food on your lap and a binge-worthy tv show? There is nothing wrong with spoiling yourself once or twice a month. But you need to pay attention to how you position yourself on the bed to avoid backache. Sitting in a chair is better when watching your favorite tv-show. Avoid lying down on your back with your head resting on a big pillow; this causes strain on your neck and shoulders. Instead, put some pillows behind your back for support and bend your legs with a pillow underneath. It sure sounds like a lot of pillows, but anything is better than a back and neck ache. 

If this is the first time in your life that you want to practice good posture, make use of Chiropractic Services to align your body correctly and give you some extra tips on maintaining good posture. With good posture, the pain and fatigue that accompanies aching muscles and restless nights will be a thing of the past, and you’ll feel like an entirely different person!

Phillip Neho

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