The Right Posture?

Posture Is Performance

Posture is the position in which you hold your body while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture involves training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie so as to place the least strain on muscles and ligaments while you are moving or performing weight-bearing activities.

In our modern day society where mobile phones and computer screens are excessively used, our natural posture has been distorted in a negative way. For example. when using our mobile phone we put a lot of pressure on the neck and shoulders. In the long-term this can also gradually lead to misalignment in the spine and joint pain. When you are sitting, and closing of your body from proper blood flow, it can be detrimental to your health. To help you out, we listed some tips about how you can improve your posture.

20 Tips To A Healthy Posture

1. Be mindful of your posture during everyday activities, like watching television, washing dishes, or walking. 

2. Stay active. Any kind of exercise may help improve your posture, but certain types of exercises can be especially helpful. They include yoga, tai chi, and other classes that focuses on body awareness. It is also a good idea to do exercises that strengthen your core (muscles around your back, abdomen, and pelvis).
3. Maintain a healthy weight. Extra weight can weaken your abdominal muscles, cause problems for your pelvis and spine, and contribute to low back pain. All of these can hurt your posture.
4. Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes. High heels, for example, can throw off your balance and force you to walk differently. This puts more stress on your muscles and harms your posture.
Make sure work surfaces are at a comfortable height for you, whether you're sitting in front of a computer, making dinner, or eating a meal.

5. Switch sitting positions often
6. Take brief walks around your office or home
7. Gently stretch your muscles every so often to help relieve muscle tension
8. Don't cross your legs: keep your feet on the floor, with your ankles in front of your knees
9. Make sure that your feet touch the floor. If that's not possible, use a footrest
10. Relax your shoulders: they should not be rounded or pulled backwards
11. Keep your elbows in close to your body. They should be bent between 90 and 120 degrees.
12. Make sure that your back is fully supported. Use one of our ergonomic back pillows or another back support if your chair does not have a backrest that can support your lower back's curve.
13. Make sure that your thighs and hips are supported. You should have a well-padded seat, and your thighs and hips should be parallel to the floor. U can also use one of our ergonomic leg cushions for this.

14. Stand up straight and tall
15. Keep your shoulders back
16. Pull your stomach in
17. Put your weight mostly on the balls of your feet
18. Keep your head level
19. Let your arms hang down naturally at your sides
20. Keep your feet about shoulder-width apart