Good posture is very important
for a healthy back. Good posture and back support are critical
to reduce back problems. A back support is especially important
for patients who spend many hours sitting in an office chair
Overtime the lack of good
posture and back support can add stain to the muscles of the
back. The strain can also change the anatomical characteristics
of the spine reacting to blocked blood vessels and nerves.
Good posture means keeping
each part of the body in alignment; proper posture keeps all
parts balanced and supported because people find themselves
sitting, standing, bending and lying down so it is important
to give your back a proper support.
The first step in proving
posture is to examine oneself. Identify your posture when
back pain occurs and what position you are in at that time.
Examples of bad posture can
• Carrying something heavy
• Wearing high-heeled shoes
• Keeping the head held too high
• Sleeping with a bad mattress
How to improve your posture
To improve your posture you
should keep a record of when the pain begins and the position
you feel the pain.
In order to maintain annealed
support structure you should try to change positions frequently.
One way to do this is to take breaks every two hours. Also
try to stretch or walk for a few minutes.
Alignment of the body is very
important. You should always be aware of the position of the
back evenly distributing the weight of the body.
There are many posture friendly
props and ergonomic office chairs to stop the strain from
building up and keeping the load off the spine. Other options
include foot rests and portable lumber supports.
flexible ventilated support helps to improve your posture
and can help to correct 'round' shoulders