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Friday, November 7, 2014

6 Bad Postures That Are Ruining Your Health & How To Correct Them

There is a saying that goes like this-you are what you eat.

True that! And most of us are aware of it. But there is an equally important statement that somehow has escaped our attention ... since ages.

This is-you how you sit, stand and walk.
Yes, I am talking about posture. The postures we talked a lot about us. They also talked a lot about your health. Right from Your level of confidence to your fitness, posture conditions defining us. But still we overlook the importance of ' proper ' posture.

What kind of posture is bad for you? First of all, whether you are in the right position? Read to find out!

1. Forward Head/Neck Bend:

This is where the head or neck bend forward. When you are walking, talking, eating, or even your head not right on top of your shoulders; but in front of it.

What could be the cause?

The muscles in the back of your neck may be stiff, always keeping it in position ' forward-bending '.

How can I Fix this?

Drop your Chin down and in toward your sternum, stretch the back of your neck and move Your head only. Remained in this position until the count of 5. Repeat this exercise 10 times a day. But wait, make sure you don't push too hard, or it may cause some serious complications.

Want to know what it is? Not now. Wait and see!

2. Rounded Shoulder:

Your shoulders tend to slouch forward every time you sit down or stand up or walk.

What could be the cause?

Joints the collarbone and chest are not stable. In order to stabilize these joints, the body You recruit muscles pectoris. This is what brings the shoulders forward.

How can I Fix this?

Lying on the ground with his back facing upwards. Place your hands at right angles and palms facing down. Now keep your elbows like that, pull your shoulders back and lift your hands and squeeze both shoulder blades and bring them together. Keep this position for 5 seconds. This is one of Dominican Do 3 sets of 10 reps every day.

3. Improved Shoulders:

Whether you lifting Your shoulders one higher than the other, or both of your shoulders higher than normal.

What could be the cause?

The muscles under the breasts, which runs from Your ribs to your shoulders, weak. This causes your shoulders to lift.

How can I Fix this?

With your hands on Your hips side to sit upright in a Chair. Make sure your arm is straight and the palms of the hands above the seats. Now keep your arm stationary, thrust Your hips lift up the seat and your torso up. In this position for 5 seconds. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 reps every day.

4. Anterior Pelvic Tilt:

The front of the pelvis tilts forward every time you stand or walk.

What could be the cause?

The lower two vertebrae between the ribs and pelvis (also known as the lumbar vertebrae) is not stable and there is no support from either the transverse abs. This led to the tightening of the psoas and illiacus.

How can I Fix this?

Kneel on your left knee and keeping the right foot forward, bending at the knees at 90 degrees. Push yourself forward until you feel a stretch in your left hip. Be sure to tighten the muscles of your back on the left side until you can stretch the front of your hip comfortably. After this, use Your left arm to reach up and stretch to the right side. In this position for 30 seconds. Do three reps are similar on each side.

5. Feet Duck:

You walk with your feet closer to each other at the ankles and away from one another on the toes, forming the shape of a V.

What could be the cause?

One of the causes of this condition are weakness of hip flexor and oblique muscles.

How can I Fix this?

Take a rest and stability ball of your foot on it. Get into push-up position. Now without the bottom curved backs, use your legs to roll the ball toward you and tuck in your knees under your chest. After this, take the back of your legs to the starting position. Do 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps per day.

6. Pigeon Toes:

The toes of your feet are not straight, but facing each other and form a V shape upside down.

What could be the cause?

Despite the solid can not be given explanations for the cause of pigeon toes, this phenomenon may occur due to weak muscles that support from the glutes, spinal arthritis, disability etc.

How can I Fix this?

With the knee bent at 90 degrees and the heel stick, lying down on one side. Keep Your hips still and raise the top of the knees to the top. Stay in that position for 5 seconds and then bring your knees down. Do 3 sets of 10 reps each on both sides every day.

Maintain proper posture is as important as any maintaining. Good posture will improve one's self-esteem and also save health related problems at Bay.

And Yes, what will happen if you tend to push your head too hard when trying to improve your ' head ' problem bend forward? You might risk Your vertebrae shift that may cause constant headache.

So, you're going to start practicing this technique than today, right?

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