Under the correct posture, is the ability of a person to your body in a straight position relaxed, not straining all his muscles. Each of us standing and sitting in a certain position, the adoption of that comes from habit. How direct is this physiologic position, and determines the degree of "correct" posture.
The basic formation of posture occurs in childhood, but this does not mean that adults cannot correct your posture, get rid of her violations and achieve the correct body position. In addition, the "spoil" your posture is possible and in adulthood: for example, sedentary work and small mobile way of life. Curvature of the spine can lead to painful sensations and diseases, and also cause deterioration of the appearance of the person.
In a normal spine has physiological curves in the lumbar and chest. However, these curves can be divided, need to be strengthened, smoothed.
The main reasons for these problems are the following:
The consequences of incorrect posture can be divided into several types:
As already noted, problems with posture often roots in the childhood. And not last role in this school backpacks, which the kids are forced to wear every day. Doctors have found that the implementation of the portfolio does not affect the child's spine, his weight should not exceed 10-15% of the weight of the child.
In addition, incorrect posture is often the cause of degenerative diseases, which lead to reduced mobility, pain, and even disorders of the entire musculoskeletal system. We are talking about osteoarthritis, osteoarthrosis, and inter-vertebral hernias.
If we talk about the aesthetic consequences of improper posture, we can note the hunched silhouette, concave in the inside of the chest is convex, and therefore visually more voluminous abdomen, and many other unpleasant changes in the appearance of the person.
Check if you have the proper posture, is quite simple. Lean against the wall back and note the position of the heels, calves, buttocks, shoulder blades and neck. All of these parts of the body must at the same time in contact with the wall, and you will not have to put in the effort, straining the muscles in order to achieve this effect. Otherwise, you can say that you have incorrect posture.
Another simple test is to ask someone to do your shot from the rear. Then on the resulting photos, draw a straight line on three lines: the ankles, the pelvis and shoulders. These three properties must be parallel to each other, in the opposite case we can speak of the presence of curvature.
The main features are correct, physiologically correct posture include the following:
The biggest enemy of good posture is, shoes with high heels. Walking in such shoes will inevitably lead to a change of inclination of the body, which leads to violation of posture and even the appearance of a systematic pain in the lower back. And those women who regularly wear high heels, you can take some time, and don't get a herniated disc.
As we have already mentioned, bad posture is not a death sentence, even for adults. It is quite possible to adapt, and on their own, using simple and clear exercises. They are suitable for those who are deviations from the correct position of the spine, has not yet turned into serious chronic diseases, such as scoliosis. Otherwise, improve posture it is also possible, but already in the framework of the special medical complexes.
The starting position for the first group of exercises – the same as in the verification of the correctness of the posture. Lean against a wall so that your heels, calves, buttocks, shoulders and the back of the head at the same time touched (for persons with impaired posture maintaining such position requires muscular effort).
At such a position, follow these steps:
A good way to correct posture is swimming. When a person is in the water, the gravitational pull of the earth a burden on his spine is greatly reduced. Thank you for this, to enhance the muscular frame of the spine, improves the tone of the muscles near the vertebrae and the muscles in his back and chest. All of this has a beneficial effect on posture.
If you are keen to achieve a significant improvement in posture, then do not be amiss to strengthen the muscular frame.
Very useful for this next exercise: