Body Posture

Body posture is use to refer to the way a person sits or stands, and is generally termed ‘good posture’ or ‘bad posture’.

Good posture is generally understood as standing with the head balanced effortlessly above the spine which is straight and vertical except for the slight natural curves in the lower back and neck. i.e. it has a slight S-shape. Such a posture is widely recognised as being associated with good appearance, good health, strength, athleticism, and stamina.

By contrast the term bad posture is most commonly used to describe the human position in which the head and shoulders are placed forward of the spine with the spine curved into an excessive S-shape, or a C-shape, and it is widely referred to as a slouched, or hunchback posture. Bad posture is commonly regarded as a poor appearance, and is associated with backaches of all types, poor health, poor breathing, tiredness, and ready fatigability.

Main causes of poor posture

The main causes of poor posture are any forces applied to the spine by such things as obesity and during pregnancy where there is a large and heavy belly dragging the lower spine forwards.

Or carrying a heavy school bag in one arm, where the spine is responding to the constant forces on one side, or having one leg longer than the other.

Poor nutrition such as lack of calcium or vitamin D in the diet, or lack of sunshine that is needed for the body production of vitamin D. Infectious illnesses, which involve reduced appetite, nausea and vomiting can deplete the body of nutrients.

The way a person sits or stands, and forces involved in a position such as constantly leaning forward in awkward angles to a desk where the chair, desk, or computer screen have a shape or height which makes those positions strain various parts of the spine and ‘force’ them into a curve.

The next is spinal injuries or spinal diseases such as tuberculosis of the spine which cause a section of the spine to collapse in a bend or a curve.

I hope you have a better understanding of the causes of bad posture and having the knowledge of what you can do to help improve or prevent it. And the best way to keep the blood flowing and muscle pain free is to have a deep sport massage to iron out the tight knoted muscles.

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