Watch Your Posture Part 1


back with pain writenYou may have noticed that some people stand right and some look like The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. That is what we call the posture. Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. The purpose of having a good posture is to avoid as much pain as possible to the body joints, especially the back. In this article, you will learn how to stand properly with some unvarnished guidance that you can do without even going to the gym.

But first, by a short lesson on the back. Our spine contains 33 vertebrates separated in levels: cervical, dorsal, lumbar, sacral, coccygeal. Between every vertebrates, there are discs annulus (cartilage) to absorb shocks. When there is big pressure on the back, the cartilage crash and may cause the backache.

Let’s start by realigning your knees. Keep a 5 degrees (approximately) flexion at the knee joints. The flexion will make your pelvis swing back, what we call a retroversion of the pelvis. This movement releases pressure from your lower back (lumbar) and from your knee at the same time.

Then, we go up to the abdominal region. Contract your abdominal muscles at all times. The abdominal is a strong region of the trunk. Contracting it may relieve the dics annulus from being crushed by the.

Finally end up by showing your pectoral. This will unroll your shoulders and force you to keep your head up. You might even feel that you breath better.

These are the basic tips for a good posture while standing. Apply these recommendations also as you walk.