Want To Improve Bad Posture To Reduce Back Pain?
Good posture can sometimes be a pain to achieve, but with a few simple tips you can slowly improve your posture and reduce any back pain you might be experiencing.
What is Posture?
Posture is simply how you hold your body, like how you hold yourself while walking, bending over, or sitting. If you have good posture then you’ll have a posture that puts the least amount of strain on muscles and ligaments while you’re moving or sitting.
How do you Improve your Posture?
The easiest way to start improving your posture is to simply be mindful of it when you’re doing your day to day business. Be sure that when you’re sitting that your back is straight, your shoulders are back, and your feet are flat on the ground.
You’ll also want to get up and move around a bit every so often if you’ve been sitting for a while. This can just be a small trip to the sink for water or a quick walk outside, as long as you move around.
Otherwise some normal exercise is always welcome to your body, consider going for small walks around the neighborhood everyday. It will give you a breath of fresh air and some time to work on your posture while walking.
While standing you’ll want to keep most of your weight on the balls of your feet. Then keep your back straight, your shoulders back, and your stomach pulled in as much as you can.
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How does Posture Help with Back Pain?
The most common benefit of good posture is that your lower back will feel great, absolutely no pain, since the weight and pressure of your body slouching will no longer be affecting your spine. Another common benefit is that since your muscles no longer have extra weight on them, you’ll feel more energetic because those muscles now have extra energy to spend. You might also feel improvements in your neck and shoulders as those areas are usually under the most pressure, but having a good posture alleviates some of it.