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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…

Do Posture Correctors Really Work?

The desk won’t ride itself, right?  At least that’s the rationale when it’s the end of the day and your back and shoulders are stiff and in pain from hunching over the computer all day.  And have your shoulders always looked rolled forward like that? Could it all be due to poor posture? Do posture correctors do anything to fix that? How Did I Get Here? The human body adapts to the positions it is in most regularly. If you’re sitting hunched over at a computer all day, then the muscles in the chest are going to shorten and adapt and the muscles in the back are going to lengthen and adapt to that position.  The longer this habit continues, the more time and effort it will take to correct it. Am I Doomed? There is hope! Just as the body can adapt to poor posture, the body can also adapt…

How to Fix Forward Head Posture Fast-An Ultimate Guide [Updated]

Forward head posture, also known as Wearsie Neck, Scholar’s Neck or Reading Neck, is a position that comes about when a person’s head appears like it is in front of his or her body. Digging in deeper, it implies that the skull protrudes forward more than one inch over the first vertebrae in the neck, known as the atlas. According to studies, it is one of the most common deformities affecting around 66% – 90% of the population. It mostly affects people who do not sit properly while spending too much time on their computers and those who do not sleep in the right position. Thankfully, it is not a posture that someone has to live with. Here are some of the most effective solutions on how to fix forward head posture fast. Perform Exercises that Improve Posture: Useful Options on How to Fix Forward Head Posture Fast Stretches and exercises…

Measure Your Body FAT

Know if you are Obese, Overweight or when to get there. Body Mass Index Chart The Body Mass Index (BMI) measures body mass in relation to your height and weight. The left side of the chart refers to the height of a person and the top side refers to his/her weight. Where the two values meet horizontally and vertically reveals the person’s body mass. A body mass between 19 and 25 is considered ideal with a few exceptions such as for people with excessive amount of muscle instead of fat. Waist to Hip Ratio Another way to determine the ideal body proportion is by measurement between the waist and the hips. By dividing the measure of the waist with the measure of the hips we can determine an ideal proportion. A value between 0.9 and 0.99 for men and 0.8 and 0.89 for women is considered normal. A value less…

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