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Does Posture affect your learning/confidence/ mood?

Are you slouching towards the floor or hunched over your screen like a rough being? You’ve heard that sitting too much can kill you right? Well, great posture can have a profound effect on who you are. Lack of movement has the capability of translating into a host of health complications including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and even cancer. What’s worse, spending too much time hunched over your computer has significant consequences on your mental well-being. Scientists at top level institutions like Columbia and Harvard universities have been studying the link between the brain a bad posture for years. And according to recent studies, an improvement in posture can greatly improve an individual’s mood. A research study carried out on students at Columbia State University discovered that students who were told to sit up straight are more likely to believe the thoughts they wrote down while in that posture in regards…

Is sitting the new smoking

Today, more and more people are concerned about their health. We go for regular checkups, we work out more frequently, and we watch what we eat. What you might not know is that sitting down for long hours at your office desk poses the same risk as smoking. As outrageous as it may seem, sitting down has been branded as the new smoking, and long-distance drivers and office workers are most at risk. A typical American is sedentary 21 hours a day. Inclusive of physical activity and exercise, most people in the US spend about 3 hours of the day simply standing. The sitting disease, which is a condition of increased sedentary behavior, has been associated with adverse health effects. This phenomenon can be defined by two things: the position you are generally in, and the amount of energy expenditure that your body is experiencing. In short, if you stand…

How to Fix a Hunchback Neck – The Easiest Way

Is your life a pain in the neck? For many the answer is yes – literally. In today’s mobile environment we are constantly hunched over carrying heavy bags or looking at screens. These factors are causing many people to suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain because of the way we live, move and work. The reason is simple – poor posture. There are several factors that contribute to this problem including carrying very heavy bags, spending hours typing on laptops or standard keyboards, constant holding of and focusing on a cell phone and poorly-designed chairs, beds and other furniture at work and home. But you don’t have to suffer in silence. Here are several things you can do to reduce and, in many cases, eliminate this pain. Fix Hunchback Neck – At Work Standard keyboards, monitors set too low for proper viewing and poorly-designed office chairs all contribute to…

How to improve your child’s posture

Your child spends countless hours sitting, ridding to and from school, doing homework, playing games, and texting on their phones. As a parent, your job is to ensure that your child develops healthy habits, and often, it seems the only way to accomplish these habits is to nag them. Nagging them always never ends well. Children are terrible slouchers, and it’s very easy to identify the symptoms. Shoulders down, back hunched and stomach out. There isn’t a perfect time for your children to learn good habits like now. In fact, the sooner they learn, the better. It doesn’t matter if your children have medical conditions or not; they can still benefit from posture exercises for children. How can you improve your child’s posture? Posture development Children experience rapid growth and an increase in postural responses during their first four years of life. This progress regresses until adult reflexes develop at…

How to improve posture while driving

Do you drive? In this time and age, you probably do. Many of us spend a decent amount of the day commuting to and from work. And according to statistics, the average one-way commute is about 30 minutes in North America, that’s a full hour of your day spent driving. You might not know this, but its enough time to develop poor movement habits and posture. In this article, you will learn how you can improve posture while driving. Keep reading to find out more about improving your body posture while driving and why it is important. What is the posture? Posture is how you hold your body. There are two types of posture. Dynamic posture is how you hold your self as you run, walk or bend over to pick something. Static posture, on the other hand, is how you hold yourself when you are sleeping, seated or standing. Its…

7 Best Exercises For Posture-With Steps And Images

Our ancestors spent all their time in search of food and shelter, traveling large distances was their daily routine. Our body is designed to be regularly active and working. But with technology, work has become much easier in a lot of ways. But, we too have developed a problem from sitting all day at a desk and minimizing the amount of exercise which we do. We are losing our posture and we are losing our health. Let’s regain it by doing some healthy exercise. Our body is our favorite and most precious ornament; we should take care of it. Exercise is crucial to supporting a fast metabolism and burning more calories per day. It also helps you maintain your muscle mass and weight loss. What is good posture and why is it so important? Posture refers to the body’s alignment and positioning with respect to the ever-present force of gravity.…

How to Prevent a Hunchback-A Step By Step Guide

Although developing a hunchback is traumatic, there are several steps on how one can avoid getting a hunchback. These steps include doing the right exercises and changing your lifestyle to reduce the risk of getting a hunchback. The following are some tips on how to prevent a hunchback: 1. Sit correctly This is highly recommended if you spend a lot of time sitting in one position in an office or in school. To avoid developing a hunchback, using an ergonomic chair that has adequate back support is an ideal solution. Alternatively, if you operate a computer for a long period each day, it should be well positioned such that you don’t bend or stretch a lot when operating it. Normally, stretching your neck forward places a lot of pressure on your back muscles and this results in a hunchback. A good ergonomic chair can be a solution to your sitting…

Quit Slouching-How To Fix Bad Posture

HOW SLOUCHING HURTS YOUR BODY Slouching is described with your hold your shoulders and upper back in a rounded position. It can often lead to pain in your back, neck, and shoulders. In addition to pain and tension in the shoulders,  chronic bad posture can also lead to headaches. Other symptoms include gastrointestinal reflux, fatigue and the inability to breathe deeply. CHECK YOURSELF OUT IN THE MIRROR Look at your palms in the mirror.  Good posture will show them facing your thighs with the thumbs pointing ahead. “But if your palms face backward, you’re probably slouching.”  If you pull your head back and your shoulders down and back. If you are standing correctly, it will feel as if you’re sticking out your chest. This is what good posture should look like.

Can Bad Posture Be Corrected? [Update-January 2019]

It is a widely known and accepted fact that good posture is essential for good health. Poor posture, when we recognize it, is formed as a consequence of bad habits that were developed over many years. This is evident in many adults, but only a few have realized the importance and necessity of having a good posture. How we hold our bodies while sitting, standing, lying down, or walking is called posture. When the body parts are in correct alignment because of the support coming from an adequate amount of tension that muscles exert against gravity, it means that you have a good posture. We would simply fall to the ground if we did not have posture and the muscles that support it. We don’t have to think about maintaining good posture because our bodies, through our muscles, do it naturally. In maintaining proper posture, some muscle groups, like the…

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