Your back has 3 natural curves – the cervical, the thoracic, and the lumbar curve. When you have a good posture, these curves are maintained in proper position.
Here are 4 ways to avoid back pain with proper posture:
When you’re standing, you need to stand tall and straight, with your shoulders pulled back. Both your feet should be kept shoulder-width apart and you shouldn’t lock your knees. Make sure that you pull your abdomen in and that your hands are hanging naturally at your sides.
Stand and touch the wall with your head, shoulder blades, and buttocks. Your heels should be 2 to 4 inches away from the wall.
Pass your hand with the palm flat against the wall, in the lower back. This is the total spare space that should be there.
When you’re seated, remember that proper posture means not crossing your legs, and your ankles should be in front of your knees. Your neck and upper back should be comfortably straight and your shoulders shouldn’t be elevated, pulled backward, or rounded. They should be relaxed. Make sure that both your feet rest flat on the floor and that your thighs are parallel to the floor.
Look at yourself in the mirror. You’ll be able to see whether you’re slouching as well as if your back curves are well defined or not. Poor posture may be the source of your back troubles.
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