The modern era brings a lot of stress upon your body. A recent research showed that vast majority of people have moderate to severe problems in the proper body posture. After reading this article, you will see whether you have this problem or not. At this point you should know that proper body position is crucial for your health, because the improper body position can lead to various health issues.
In this article we will show you the five most common body posture problems, which are caused by modern lifestyle sitting. For every problem posture we will bring you:the identification, the cause, and the solution. So let’s start.
Identification– As shown in the picture, place your both hands 2.5 cm away from the foot. Align your ankle so that the empty space between the arms and the legs is the same distance from both sides. Now relax the ankle and let it naturally get into his position. If your ankle and foot move inwards, you have excessive pronation foot.
Cause– Excess weight, pregnancy, poor footwear, playing sports on hard surfaces, all these things can lead to excessive foot pronation or flat feet.
Solution– If you have excessive foot pronation, orthotics are the best thing to correct this situation. If you only notice that your ankle is lowered inward or weakened, you need to walk or run barefoot. This will strengthen your ankle. Please look at this info-graphic and learn all the benefits of barefoot running.
Identification– Stand up with your back straight and relax. If your pelvis is in a relaxed position as shown on the right picture above, then you have a problem called shifted pelvis.
Cause– Too much sitting, lack of stretching.
Solution– Stretch your hip flexors as shown in this video,especially after a day of sitting in the office.
Identification– Ask someone to take a profile picture of you. If on the picture you notice that your upper back is curved excessively (more than 45 °) as is the case on the right picture, then you have a problem with too curved upper back.
Cause– Sitting, especially in front of the computer.
Solution– Release the tension in your chest with the help of myofascial massage (use a ball for this massage) and stretching. Sitting on the ball can also help you with the strengthening process of your upper back.
Identification– This pen test includes holding a pen in each hand. If the pen is pointing straight ahead while you keep your hands relaxed, it means that you have the correct posture. If the pens are turned inward and pointing at each other, then you have rotated shoulder.
Cause– improper sitting, especially in the office while you are typing on the computer. Using unbalanced chest exercises in the gym.
Solution– The solution is similar to the correction of the upper back. Release the tension in the chest with the help of myofascial massage (use a ball for this massage) and stretching.
Identification– Ask someone to take a profile picture of you. Find the acromioclavicular joint (a bone protrusion near the shoulder) and check if your ear lobe is in the same level with this joint. If your ear lobe is not in line with the AC joint, then you have a problem with your head being moved forward.
Cause-Incorrect sitting in an office chair.
Solution– First, practice the correct posture of your head in a way that you push your head backwards, but keep looking forward. Try not to move your head upwards, but only move it backwards. Second, massage your neck. This way you will reduce the tension in your neck.
In the end the most important thing is that you are aware of your wrong body posture. This is the first and most important step to proper body posture on the path to healthy living.